Watt return to Fife to defend Scottish Conference Cup

Heriot-Watt Men’s Firsts, the current holders of the BUCS Scottish Conference Cup, return tomorrow (Wednesday) to the scene of last year’s success, the University of St Andrews, to try to retain the trophy by beating Edinburgh Napier University First in the Final of this year’s competition.

The Watt will hope to win more convincingly than they did last time, when a late equaliser for a plucky University of Aberdeen Second team took the game to a penalty decider. The match kicks off at 2.30 at the Sports Centre on St Leonard’s Road.

Also in action tomorrow are the Men’s Thirds, ironically enough away to Edinburgh Napier University Second in BUCS Scottish Conference Division 5B. The Napier side has won all but one of its games so far and has already secured promotion, so it’s a tough match for the Watt team.

Completing the line-up tomorrow will be the Men’s Sixths, who also face a team which has already won promotion and has only been beaten once this season – University of Edinburgh Sixth. The match kicks off at 1 o’clock on Riccarton’s Brydson synthetic.

The Men’s Fourths is another which will be facing a Napier side this week – but it will be on Friday evening, when the Fourths play Edinburgh Napier University Third at Forrester High School, with a 7.30 kick-off.

Posted on March 20, 2018 at 11:29 pm

Under-20s take another step on glory trail – but Groundhop Day becomes Groundhog Day

On Friday evening, the Watt’s Under-20 side notched another three points with a superb 5 – 0 victory against a smart Tynecastle side which began the match at a very fast tempo. Jackson Barker started the scoring, then two goals each by Cammie Ross and Justin Hogg kept the Watt moving forward at the top of the Development League table.

This Friday, the lads take a break from points-gathering with a visit to East Lothian to play Whitehill Welfare in the First Round of the Under-20 Knockout Cup. It’s another really tough cup draw for the Watt, pitting against each other the teams currently occupying the top two places in the League table. Kick-off is at 7.45, at Lasswade High School.

Saturday’s big game in the Oriam Indoor Arena looked for a long time as if it would complete a happy weekend for the Club, as two goals by Michael Ward put the Watt First Team within touching distance of a first win over Leith Athletic in twenty attempts. But in the last quarter of the game it all fell apart yet again, with Leith coming from behind to secure a 3 – 2 win and both Anton Dowds and Chris Lane sent off. The First Team has no fixture this Saturday.

If the Firsts had been able to hang on for a win, it would have completed a weekend of success for the Club, as the Reserves beat high-flying Blackridge Vale of Craig 3 – 2 in the First Round of the Victory Cup. It’s a touch ironic that such a good win should come in a cup competition and do nothing to help the Watt’s position in Lothian West Division of LEAFA, but it’s a morale-boosting success which we hope will bring more wins in the weeks ahead. On Saturday, Watt will play a Quarter-final tie in the Victory Cup, against a team which has been a bogey for the Watt this season, Balerno Athletic. Kick-off on the Brydson Arena synthetic is at 3.30.

Posted on at 10:58 pm

Come on you Sixths…!

If you happen to be at a loose end tomorrow (Wednesday), there’s an interesting game on at Riccarton at 1.15. Heriot-Watt Men’s Sixths go for their third win in a week when they take on Edinburgh Napier University Third in BUCS Scottish Conference Division 6B.

The Sixth Team heroes overcame their own Fifths and Fourths, both by 3 – 2 scorelines, on Friday and Monday respectively and now go for the hat-trick against the only other team they’ve previously beaten this season! When the Watt side played ENU away from home in October, they won 3 – 0; but since then, the Napier men have scored two convincing victories against the Watt Fifths. If the Sixths can win again, they will have quadrupled their points total within five days and may equal that of the Fourths, who lie second in the Division 6B table. The Fourths have a chance to do something about that, however, by beating West Lothian College First in their game tomorrow at Livingston FC (kick-off 2 o’clock).

The other Heriot-Watt side in action tomorrow is the Men’s Thirds, who visit Marine Drive to face Edinburgh College First (kick-off 2 o’clock).

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 5:57 pm

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