SUNDAY AMATEURS BY TOTTI
FOSTERS SCOTTISH SUNDAY AMATEUR TROPHY
MOFFAT THISTLE 2010 v DRUMCHAPEL
The leagues final representatives in the national trophy have done well to get this far, they know they will face a stern test at this stage of the competition. Recent form should give them confidence though and home advantage could be crucial as they look to make further progress. Prediction: Moffat to carry on flying the flag.
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ANNAN TOWN v PARK THISTLE
This will be the third meeting of these two side already this season, Annan have won both the other two, but then again they have won every game this season and therefore will be confident of continuing that run. They may be forgiven for taking their eye of the ball as this cup could be seen as the least important of the six trophies they are still looking to win. Park have taken a bit of confidence from recent performances and an important win last weekend has boosted them, they scored four last time they were in Annan and are sure to revel in the underdog tag. Prediction: Annan should be too strong.
HENDERSON’S COLTS v HOLE IN THE WA
Both sides will be looking forward to a break from the cut and thrust of the league, and the chance to stake a claim for some silverware. The Wa still have returning to the top flight as their main aim but will also feel they have a shot at lifting this trophy to give their season a high point. Henderson‘s form has stuttered but they feel capable of turning their season back around and will be fired up to do well in this competition. Prediction: The Wa to squeeze through.
SUMMERHILL v YOUTH UNITED
An intriguing clash in prospect between two sides who have settled well into their debut seasons. Summerhill started poorly but have found their feet and will feel they can make a good show of themselves and hopefully challenge for this trophy, while Youth started well but seem to have lost their way in recent weeks and will be hoping this cup can help turn things back around. Prediction: Could go all the way to penalties.
BLACK BULL ROVERS v KINGS ARMS
Black Bull slumped to the foot of the table last weekend and their precarious league position will add more spice to this Annandale derby. They will be desperate for the points and have already drawn with Kings this term. Kings Arms picked up an excellent win last weekend to keep themselves firmly in the title race, but with the Premier as wide open as it has been for many a season they know any slip will prove costly. Prediction: Kings to pick up three hard earned points.
LOREBURN THISTLE v NORMANDY STAR
Loreburns title tilt was yet again sidetracked with a defeat last weekend as they failed to fin the consistency their ability demands, they are becoming a hard side to predict as on their day they will beat anyone, but are also capable of losing to anyone. Normandy earned a vital point at Scaur last time out to get off the foot of the table and look to slowly be finding some form, they will hope they can show what they are capable of and gain three more valuable points to aid their relegation escape. Prediction: A much needed win for Star.
SCAUR v PALMERSTON COLTS
Palmerston picked up a vital win last weekend which allayed fears of being dragged into a relegation battle, they now look up and must feel the title race still remains wide open, there is a chance they could haul themselves into contention and a win here would draw them within a point of Scaur. The home side were disappointed to drop two points last time out but still firmly believe they can regain their title, they know a win here is crucial to keep pressure on at the top though. Prediction: The home side to garner the points.
JOLLY HARVESTER v DUMFRIES ATHLETIC
The Jolly continue to harbour hopes of a promotion challenge and have consistently beaten the teams below them to stay in the hunt, they may also be looking over their shoulder and know they cannot afford any slips. Dumfries were disappointed that their recent improved performances came to a halt last weekend and will be looking for an immediate reaction to avoid being dragged back towards the foot of the table. Prediction: Jolly to edge it.
NITHSIDE v RUTHWELL ROVERS
With leaders Annan on cup duty Nithside have the chance to hit the top of the table and that incentive plus the disappointment of a cup defeat last weekend is sure to spur them on to a win here. Ruthwell know they need to be at their best to take anything here, but they are determined to keep themselves in the top half of the table and know several teams are bunching up behind them. Prediction: Three more points for Nithside.
Results Sunday 1st December:
Premier Division: Scaur 1 Normandy Star 1; Black Bull Rovers 4 Palmerston Colts 7; Kings Arms 2 Loreburn Thistle 1; Five Arches Bombers 2 Moffat Thistle 4.
First Division: Dumfries Athletic 0 Park Thistle 1; Jolly Harvester 3 Henderson’s Colts 1.
Challenge Trophy: Hole in the Wa 2 Summerhill 0; Annan Town 4 Nithside 2.
Fixtures Sunday 8th December; ko 2pm:
Fosters Scottish Sunday Amateur Trophy: Moffat Thistle 2010 v Drumchapel, Beattock, D McGuffie.
Houliston Cup sponsored by Henderson’s Newsagents: Henderson’s Colts v Hole in the Wa, Auldgirth, F Currie (1pm); Annan Town v Park Thistle, Annan, D Kirk; Summerhill v Youth United, Sandside.
Premier Division: Scaur v Palmerston Colts, Penpont, W Vivers; Loreburn Thistle v Normandy Star, Glentrool, M Sproule: Black Bull Rovers v Kings Arms, Lockerbie, J Thomson.
First Division: Jolly Harvester v Dumfries Athletic, Jocks Loaning, J McEwan; Nithside v Ruthwell Rovers, Parkhead, C Saunders.
PREMIER P W D L F A GD Pts
Five Arches Bombers 14 9 1 4 44 32 12 28
Moffat Thistle 2010 11 7 2 2 27 16 11 23
Kings Arms 12 6 3 3 40 34 6 21
Scaur 11 5 3 3 36 28 8 18
Loreburn Thistle 12 5 1 6 45 32 13 16
Palmerston Colts 12 4 2 6 31 42 -11 14
Normandy Star 9 1 2 6 19 34 -15 5
Black Bull Rovers 11 1 2 8 16 40 -24 5
FIRST DIVISION P W D L F A GD Pts
Annan Town 10 10 0 0 78 13 65 30
Nithside 11 9 1 1 70 26 44 28
Hole In the Wa 10 8 1 1 57 23 34 25
Jolly Harvester 13 8 1 4 51 45 6 25
Ruthwell Rovers 13 5 1 7 31 42 -11 16
Youth United 12 4 1 7 30 53 -23 13
Hendersons Colts 13 3 1 9 42 69 -27 10
Dumfries Athletic 11 3 1 7 20 50 -30 10
Park Thistle 12 3 0 9 30 53 -23 9
Summerhill 13 2 1 10 25 60 -35 7