Great disappointment experienced by Fallin and Clackmannan Community after they had their potential Cup Final clash – due to be played at the Falkirk Stadium last March – cancelled due to Covid-19, writes Tom Scott.
Clackmannan came through their Semi-Final with a 2-1 victory against Syngenta.
Three-time winners Fallin and four-time holders Cambusbarron Rovers served up a nail-biting evening of their own, which went down to penalty-kicks.
Rovers went ahead on the stroke of half-time.
Cambusbarron goalkeeper Greg McGuiness denied Ally Brown with a brilliant penalty-kick save on 55 minutes, but eight minutes later he was beaten, when Kyle Imrie timed his movement and header superbly to make it 1-1.
In dramatic fashion, Fallin went through to the Final 4-2 on penalties.
Castlemilk Dynamo and Steins Thistle Amateurs are back in action with the re-start of fixtures in the Spark of Genius Central Scottish League next Tuesday.
Much will depend on no additional Government restrictions being implemented from Monday, November 2, which would hammer provisional fixtures early next month. Championship, promotion and delegation issues have still to be brought to a conclusion from the 2019-2020 season cut short by the pandemic.
Here is a guide on what is planned up until October 31, and I have only focused for the time being on the Premiership, Division 1A and Division 1B.
I will review provisional Championship games later this week.
No spectators are allowed.
Tuesday, October 27
Division 1A – Castlemilk Dynamo v Steins
Division 1B – Lesmahagow v Cambusnethan Talbot
Wednesday, October 28
Premiership – Bannockburn v Fallin, Harestanes v Eastfield, Wishaw HSFP v Uddingston Anvil
Thursday, October 29
Premiership – Greenock HSFP v Drumchapel Amateurs
Saturday, October 31
Premiership – Drumchapel Amateurs v Bannockburn, Greenock HSFP v St Patricks, Fallin v Eastfield, Harestanes v Wishaw HSFP, Uddingston Anvil v Campsie Minerva
Division 1A – Gartcosh United v Bearsden; Castlemilk Dynamo v Third Lanark
Division 1B- Clydebank v Lesmahagow.
Clubs in the Spark of Genius – sponsored Central Scottish Amateur Football League have received a boost with news of a provisional Fixtures list being issued over four dates.
Providing no additional Government restrictions are introduced, the plan is to commence match action on Tuesday, October 27.
Fixtures will involve the Premiership, Championship, Division 1 A and 1B.
The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, October 27 – Division 1 A
Castlemilk Dynamo v Steins Thistle
Tuesday, October 27 – Division 1 B
Lesmahagow v Cambusbarron Rovers
Wednesday, October 28 – Premiership
Bannockburn v Fallin
Harestanes v Eastfield
Thursday, October 29 – Premiership
Greenock HSFP v Drumchapel Amateurs
Wishaw HSFP v Uddingston Anvil
Saturday, October 31 – Premiership
Greenock HSFP v. St Patrick’s HSFP
Harestanes v Wishaw HSFP
Fallin v Eastfield
Uddingston Anvil v Campsie Minerva
Drumchapel Amateurs v Bannockburn
Saturday, October 31 – Division 1A
Bearsden v Gartcosh United
Castlemilk Dynamo v Third Lanark
Saturday, October 31 – Division 1B
Clydebank v Lesmahagow.
Saturday, October 31 – Championship
Cambusnethan Talbot v Steadfast K
Waterside v Arthurlie
Gourock v Garrowhill Thistle
BSC Glasgow v Colville Park E AFC
Scottish Amateur Football News Writer Tom Scott takes his first look around the Amateur Scene this week. YOUR CLUB could feature in his round-ups on a regular basis. Give him a call or send him a DM.
On-form Finnart AFC are set to play Ashfield at their Possilpark Stadium this Wednesday. Kick-off 6pm.
St.David’s AFC defeated GUFC 2-1 in their friendly. Goals from Paddy Woods and Alan Duncan. Man of the Match vote went to Joe Cranston.
Huntershill AFC want a game against East Dunbartonshire opposition (away) on Saturday.
Machan United AFC require an away friendly on Saturday.
GLENBURN MWFC AFC are away to Dailly Amateurs in their second pre-season friendly on Saturday. Kick-off 2pm.
Colville Park E AFC have signed Calum Bateman (Yoker Athletic) and Jonny Aitken (Duncanrig AFC).
Former junior football goalkeeper German John has signed for Maryhill Milan.
Fallin AFC are putting together a strong squad. Resignings include Captain Ally Brown and vice- captain Alan Eastwood.