Big weekend looms for Watt sides

Heriot-Watt’s Under-20 side added another element to an exciting season last Friday by reaching the Semi-final of the Knockout Cup with a 3 – 1 win over BSC Glasgow at the John Brydson Arena. Cammie Ross scored two of the goals and Jackson Barker the other as the Watt recovered from conceding an early goal to the visitors. The Semi-final tie will be against The Spartans at Ainslie Park on Monday the 30th of April or Tuesday the 1st of May.

Before that, this Friday, the Twenties return at last to League business with another visit to Midlothian to take on Whitehill Welfare. We understand that this time the venue won’t be Lasswade High School 3G, as is normal for games against Whitehill, but that this game will be played on grass at the ground of one of the local Junior sides.

The following day, the Reserves gave us some hope with a fine 2 – 1 win over Bank of Scotland Strollers in LEAFA Lothian West Division, but on Monday evening failed to maintain the momentum, going down 2 – 0 at home to Carluke Hearts. This Saturday, there’s a difficult fixture, away to third-placed Blackridge Vale of Craig, before a home game next Monday against East Calder United, currently four points ahead of the Heriot-Watt side in seventh position.

Kelty Hearts return to Riccarton this Saturday for a King Cup Second Round tie (kick-off 3 o’clock). Chris Lane and Anton Dowds will still be missing due to suspension and are joined by Neil Laurenson, who accumulated his sixth caution of the season in the League match against Kelty. Only registered players can play in cup ties, so Banji Koya will again call upon his talented Under-20s squad, with some of the players taking the field again around seventeen hours after completing the game against Whitehill.