This Sunday will see the return of the SPFA Scottish Cup, Scotland’s longest running competition return after a years absence, sponsored for the first time by PowerSoccerShop.com, with all the action taking place at the PEAK in Stirling.
Format: 2 groups, one with 3 teams the other with 4 will be drawn randomly prior to kick off. The 2 groups winners will meet in the final, with runners up playing for 3rd place.
After an action packed league campaign all eyes are on the cup and expectations couldn’t be higher. A mix up of the leagues could see us in for some interesting clashes.
Glasgow Gladiators enter with a new sense of optimism eager to get playing after
a lot of training they will be hoping to show everyone just how good they can be. There squad will be boosted by player’s returning from their loan deal with South Ayrshire Tigers.
South Ayrshire Tigers have had an up and down season but let’s not forget it wasn’t long
ago they took the league by storm producing free flowing attacking football which seen them finish second in the 2017/18 MDUK Premiership. They are not to be underestimated, on their day they can beat anyone and what better time to do than the cup? With returns of captain James Doull and Stewart Niven they will have every reason to believe that they are more than capable of lifting the Scottish cup.
Clyde Caledonia finished the season stronger than ever with a squad renewed with togetherness team spirit and of course top players. A championship team who will feel they can pull off a few upsets this weekend, as they did in the League Cup back in September.
Riverside, Scotland’s newest club will know they go in as underdogs but despite being
new to the sport they have the players and a coach who are well drilled and very determined. Cups are made for the underdog and Riverside will go fearing no one I this their first foray into cup football.
Lothian Wolves – potential dark horses for some? A team that just when you think they can’t get any better take it to the next level. Unstoppable in the MDUK Championship they have went from strength to strength. A well drilled team with individuals who can produce that bit of magic. Is the double on for wolves?
Clyde Alba are coming off the back of 2 consecutive MDUK Premiership titles but haven’t
had much luck when it comes to on the day cup competitions. After suffering cup heartache earlier in the season with a last minute goal the league champions will be determined and ready to play the way we know they can to take the Scottish cup back to Cumbernauld.
Scottish cup holders Tayside Dynamo have held the trophy for the past 3 seasons and will have no intention of giving it up. A team back to their best already have one cup to their name this season and after agonisingly missing out on the MDUK Premiership they will be on a mission to keep a firm grip of the Scottish cup. Will coach Garry Johnstone be celebrating in the hot tub again!!!
We look forward to welcoming MSP Jeremy Balfour to present the trophies and medals.
Jeremy, MSP for Lothian help raise the profile of our sport in Holyrood and is looking forward to attending and seeing the players in action.
A cup full of possibilities and excitement, there is a new standard growing in Scottish powerchair football off the back of our first international games and we could be in for a treat when it comes to the quality of play from all teams this Sunday. Don’t miss a moment join us at the Peak Stirling from 11am. Good luck to everyone, see you then.
Report by Kieran Burns