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:
And this is how the second round is lining up today
The winners head into the quarter finals which are provisionally due to be played on September 22.