Hope for cup tie

Pic Lisa McPhillips 01/03/2014'Scottish Junior Cup, fifth round, Camelon Juniors v Sauchie Juniors
Pic Lisa McPhillips 01/03/2014'Scottish Junior Cup, fifth round, Camelon Juniors v Sauchie Juniors

Heavy overnight rain last Thursday combined with even more on Friday saw all three of the local junior clubs’ scheduled fixtures postponed due to wtaerlogged pitches.

That means that Camelon’s Scottish Junior Cup fifth round tie was postponed for a third time following two call offs at Carmuirs Park before the sides featured in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Pic Lisa McPhillips 01/03/2014'Scottish Junior Cup, fifth round, Camelon Juniors v Sauchie Juniors

Pic Lisa McPhillips 01/03/2014'Scottish Junior Cup, fifth round, Camelon Juniors v Sauchie Juniors

The game at Beechwood Park will be played to a finish with a penalty decider if the teams are level after 90 minutes with the winners rewarded with a home game against Whitletts in the quarter final the following week. Kick off 2.30 p.m.

Meanwhile on the East Superleague front Danny Smith’s side’s title hopes recieved a boost when leaders Newtongrange suffered a second consecutive defeat. Camelon have games in hand over all the teams above them and victory in those would see the Mariners emerge as genuine title contenders along with Bo’ness who they have still to play at Newton Park.

But realist Smith, whose side are also challenging for East of Scotland and Fife and Lothian Cup honours, knows that is a big ask and right now his main concern is reaching the last eight.

Dunipace are in Govan to play ST Anthony’s, and Falkirk Juniors play Rosyth.