Match Day – Alex Jack Cup preview

It’s match day and today we welcome Sauchie to Carmuirs Park for the second round match in the Alex Jack Cup. Kick off is 2:30pm.
As its the first time we’ve played in this cup, we thought it worth giving you some background to this particular competition.

The Alex Jack Cup is a well established competition contested by clubs from the East of Scotland Football League who are not full members of the Scottish Football Association. It was formerly known as the East of Scotland Consolation Cup.

Only seven clubs took part last season, but that’s up to thirty this year with the influx in membership of the East of Scotland Football League. The format is straight knockout so it’s extra time and penalties if scores are level. The winner goes on to play in the South & East of Scotland Cup-Winners Shield against the Southern Counties FA Alba Cup winner for a place in the following season’s Scottish Cup. That honour went to Tynecastle last season so they’re playing in the Scottish Cup this time around.

The first round was played on August 11th but we received a bye. Results were as follows:

  • Bo’ness United 10-2 Tweedmouth Rangers
  • Crossgates Primrose 9-2 Eyemouth United
  • Dalkeith Thistle 1-0 Leith Athletic
  • Dundonald Bluebell 2-5 Broxburn Athletic
  • Dunipace 3-0 Newtongrange Star
  • Easthouses Lily MW 4-2 Blackburn United
  • Heriot Watt University 1-3 Jeanfield Swifts
  • Hill of Beath Hawthorn 3-1 Dunbar United
  • Ormiston 1-3 Haddington Athletic
  • Penicuik Athletic 4-2 Oakley United
  • Tranent Juniors 3-1 Craigroyston
  • Sauchie Juniors 4-0 Arniston Rangers
  • St Andrews United 1-2 Musselburgh Athletic
  • Edinburgh United – Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts (match abandoned due to a serious injury. To be played on Sept 1)

And this is how the second round is lining up today

  • Camelon Juniors – Sauchie Juniors
  • Crossgates Primrose – Bo’ness United
  • Dalkeith Thistle – Musselburgh Athletic
  • Jeanfield Swifts – Broxburn Athletic
  • Peebles Rovers – Dunipace
  • Penicuik Athletic – Hill of Beath Hawthorn
  • Tranent Juniors – Easthouses Lily MW
  • Haddington Athletic – Edinburgh United or Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts (date to be confirmed)

The winners head into the quarter finals which are provisionally due to be played on September 22.