Cup Quarter-final at Riccarton this evening

Saturday saw the inauguration for East of Scotland football of the superb new stands at the John Brydson Arena when the Watt welcomed East of Scotland League leaders Kelty Hearts. At the end of an absorbing match, the hard-working Watt players, calm in possession and brave in defence, kept the score to 3 – 0, the second-lowest goals total for Kelty this season in the twenty League games it has played and won. Visiting supporters and officials were kind enough to comment favourably on both the facilities and the team performance.

Tonight, the new stands will accommodate the spectators for the Under-20 Knockout Cup Quarter-final, with BSC Glasgow as the Watt’s opponents. The Watt has a chequered history against BSC, with both good wins and disappointing defeats, but Head Coach Banji Koya will be cautious. Watt’s 5 – 0 win at Scotstoun was deceptive, with BSC having a large share of possession and Watt defending well and striking to good effect on the counterattack. The Watt will also remember that the Glasgow men won at Riccarton when they visited in October and that they have played well on all their previous visits to the Brydson.

There is no First Team game tomorrow, but the Reserves have LEAFA West Division home games both tomorrow and Monday. Tomorrow, the visitors are Bank of Scotland Strollers, currently fourth in the table, for a match kicking off at 2 o’clock. On Monday evening, Carluke Hearts are the Watt’s opponents, as they try to catch up on their fixtures. Carluke is only one place ahead of the Watt in the League table, but has played four games fewer and has a neutral record: won three, drawn one, lost three. Kick-off is at 6.30.