Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Bigger than the Scottish Cup

Well, physically anyway. The Stirlingshire Cup competition has run from 1883/84 almost uninterrupted, with the exceptions being the World War periods and the 2008/09 season. Dumbarton are the current holders, having seen off Stenhousemuir 2-0 last season, and tonight face SPL side Falkirk in the Final at the Strathclyde Homes Stadium. To all intent and purpose, Sons are fielding five of a first eleven for the match and the Bairns a combined youth and reserve team - but the full-time visitors will still be favourites to lift the trophy. It might only be a regional tournament, but it has a fine pedigree... and from my point of view, it's the first time I've ever seen my team in a competitive cup final for senior sides. So I intend to enjoy the occasion, come what may!

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