2 - 2
2 - 2
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Stewart Forsyth
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Rab Shannon
5. Jim Smith
6. Jim Duffy
7. Colin Hendry
8. John Brown
9. Graham Harvey
10. Bobby Connor
11. Vince Mennie
12. John McCormack
14. Stuart Rafferty
Stuart Rafferty for Colin Hendry
B. R. McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)
|Bobby Geddes (GK)||25||33||-||151||-|
|Stuart Rafferty (sub)||25||27||3||71||7|
No league table has been added for this season.
Our match against Clydebank looked easy on paper but there was always the possibility that it was going to be an awkward game but the team did well and applied themselves to continuing the good record we have had this season against the clubs we have been expected to win against. Despite a lot of work being put into making Dens playable the conditions were not ideal but from the word go we adopted the right approach to the match and this set us up to take two more points at home.
Today is Cup day and therefore a special day in the football calendar. We must look to progress and build on results like last week's and although our record here against Aberdeen makes poor reading we must look to get something out of today's game. We cannot hide from our record against Aberdeen but we are certainly a better team than our record would suggest in these matches. It is time to start changing that record and with a semi-final place at stake we have an added incentive.
To me a good Cup run is not reaching the quarter-final stage and bowing out-a good run is getting to the semi-final or going on further. This is what the players must aim for today and hope fully we will progress in the competition.
We should have almost a full squad available and we have had a good build up to today's game and are prepared for this match. We must be the better team over 90 minutes because in these one off matches nothing else matters other than winning. If we are to progress we must beat clubs like Aberdeen and once you have achieved that once it makes the next game against them that wee bit easier.
The players know that nothing but a deter mined performance will do today and with hope fully a full house there should be a real Cup-tie atmosphere.