Football: Brandanes face tough test in West Cup tie

Rothesay Brandane lost 3-1 to Cambria in their last home fixture - the island side face another tough test this Saturday when they host Colville Park in the West of Scotland Cup.
Rothesay Brandane lost 3-1 to Cambria in their last home fixture - the island side face another tough test this Saturday when they host Colville Park in the West of Scotland Cup.

Rothesay Brandane AFC face a stiff test this Saturday, October 13, when they play host to Colville Park in the first round of the West of Scotland Amateur Cup.

The Lanarkshire side are currently one of the strongest teams in west of Scotland amateur football, having been crowned Central Scottish AFL Premier Division champions last season.

In a memorable 2011-12 campaign, Colville Park also reached the finals of both the Scottish Amateur Cup and the West of Scotland Cup, though on both occasions they missed out on the silverware, going down 2-0 to Hurlford Thistle in the Scottish Cup final at Livingston FC and losing 4-2 on penalties to Dumbarton Academy FP in the final of the ‘West Cup’ after a goalless draw at New Douglas Park.

Colville Park have also begun the 2012-13 season in good form, winning five and drawing two of their first seven league fixtures, making them a daunting prospect for a Rothesay team who began the Caledonian League campaign well but have lost their last four games.

This Saturday’s cup tie at the public stadium in Rothesay’s High Street kicks off at 2pm, and will be played to a finish, with extra time and penalties if required.