Jags to tackle The Wood in cup clash

East Kilbride News - - THE BACK PAGE - Paul Thom­son

East Kil­bride This­tle will travel to Thorniewood United in the third round of the Ju­nior Cup af­ter be­ing paired with the fel­low Cen­tral District First Di­vi­sion side yes­ter­day.

The Jags beat Su­per Pre­mier side Gir­van 3-2 in the last round and their re­ward is a trip to Robert­son Park on Satur­day, Novem­ber 25, kick-off 1.45pm.

Thorniewood are cur­rently bot­tom of the Cen­tral District First Di­vi­sion with just a point to show for their ef­forts, while This­tle are 11 points bet­ter off in fifth place.

Jags gaffer Alan Pater­son said:“It’s a winnable tie.

“On our day we are ca­pa­ble of beat­ing any­one, so we’ll go into it qui­etly con­fi­dent, not overly con­fi­dent.

“Thorniewood have been a bit in­dif­fer­ent this sea­son, so I think we’ll go in as slight favourites given our league po­si­tion.

“On paper that’s how it looks but the game is not played on paper.

“It’s not a glam­orous game with two sides from the same di­vi­sion, but it’s a 50/50 tie and they’ll prob­a­bly fancy their chances as well.

“They could go and up­set the odds just like we did in the last round.”

Happy Jags boss Alan Pater­son

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