Thursday, 30 July 2009

Seeking a silver lining

While it was obviously disappointing that Dumbarton got dumped straight out of the Alba Challenge Cup by Morton (of all teams) the other day, I suppose at least the news from the second round draw means that another long trip to probable defeat against Ross County has been avoided. Mind you, Sons got a draw against them before losing a Scottish Cup replay last season. But it's a massive haul and no financial gain. In fact, we seem to have a habit of picking up particular teams in knock-out tournaments. In addition to Ross, St Mirren (and a painful 7-0 drubbing) come to mind. Now Celtic away in the Scottish Cup, from 2006. That would be worth a replay. And this time maybe some Bhoys fans might actually turn up... Meanwhile, it's the thrill of Stirling Albion in the Stirlingshire Cup next up on 4 August. A useful test, actually.

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