Camelon Juniors confident of progress in Emirates Scottish Cup

Camelon saw off Carnoustie Panmure in the last round of the Emirates Junior Cup. Picture: Alan Murray
Camelon saw off Carnoustie Panmure in the last round of the Emirates Junior Cup. Picture: Alan Murray
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Camelon Juniors boss Danny Smith says his side have nothing to fear after being drawn against Sauchie in the next round of the Emirates Scottish Cup.

The Carmuirs Park side will take on the Clackmannanshire men at home on Saturday, February 15 for a place in the quarter-finals of the most prestigious tournament in Junior football.

Smith told Heraldsport that his players were “quietly confident” of progressing in the cup that Camelon last won in 1995.

“Being picked against any Super League team is always going to be difficult,” he said. “But we have home advantage and Sauchie will not be relishing having to come to Camelon. We have only been beaten twice so far this season, and other teams know that we’ve been playing well and getting results.”

With both Linlithgow Rose and Auchinleck Talbot – who have won five of the last eight tournaments between them – already having crashed out, there is a feeling among Camelon fans and players that the cup is there to be won.

“It’s a great opportunity,” agreed Smith.

“The players are quietly confident, but not just about the Scottish. We’ve played well so far this season but we have to keep working hard and taking things one game at a time.”

Camelon are due to travel to Broxburn today for an East Region Super League match, kick-off at Albyn Park is 1.45 p.m.

Meanwhile, Dunipace Juniors – who haven’t played a competitive game since the first week in December – will be hoping all is well at Westfield for the visit of Greebnock Juniors in the second round of the New Coin Holdings West of Scotland Cup.

It will be a similar story at Grangemouth Stadium where Falkirk Juniors are due to host Blackburn United.