Dee’s cup ro­mance lives as Shearer bids to stop Selkirk

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Goal­keeper Andy Shearer en­joyed many Scot­tish Cup ex­ploits dur­ing his long and suc­cess­ful High­land League ca­reer but he’s just as ex­cited about Banks o’ Dee’s home tie against Selkirk to­mor­row.

The for­mer Keith and For­mar­tine United num­ber one, a mem­ber of the Ma­roons’ 2006-2007 High­land League cham­pi­onship­win­ning side, said: “I don’t know all that much about Selkirk. I had a glance at their league ta­ble and no­ticed they’re in sixth place in the Low­land League and they don’t ap­pear to have played at lot of games, so I don’t know if that’s a true re­flec­tion or not.

“We may start as favourites as they have a long trip from the Bor­ders to face us at Spain Park and al­ready this sea­son we’ve beaten Lin­lith­gow Rose 2-1 and Huntly 4-0 in the pre­vi­ous rounds.”

Mean­while, Dyce, who travel to In­ver­ness City, can move to within a point of the Spain Park side in the Su­per­league with a vic­tory, although man­ager Mike McKen­zie knows it will be a tough game. He said: “They’re a ca­pa­ble side es­pe­cially at home but we’re happy with the way we’re per­form­ing and will go there with con­fi­dence.”

Her­mes can also move to a point off the top with vic­tory against Dufftown at Uni­conn Park.

But three points for the vis­i­tors will take them above their op­po­nents. The Grill League Cup fi­nal­ists Maud en­ter­tain foot-of-thetable Ban­chory St Ter­nan.

Fol­low­ing the dis­missal of man­ager Neil Find­lay, Ban­chory St Ter­nan have ap­pointed Steve Scott and Jeff Stewart as their new man­age­ment team.

The duo, who are cur­rently at Cru­den Bay, will take over at Mil­ton Park next week fol­low­ing Cru­den Bay’s First Di­vi­sion (East) match with Long­side this week­end.

Cru­den Bay mean­while are invit­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for man­ager. Any­one in­ter­ested should con­tact Terry Dando on 07931 154524.

New­burgh This­tle make the trip to Colony Park and Mon­trose Rose­lea face El­lon United.

First Di­vi­sion (East) pace­set­ters East End are look­ing to make it eight wins on the trot when they make the short trip to Glen­ta­nar, while a win for Stoney­wood Park­vale at New­machar would see them go clear in sec­ond.

Buchan­haven Hearts wel­come Lewis United while Sun­ny­bank go to Fraser­burgh United.

In the First Di­vi­sion (West), lead­ers Nairn St Ninian host New El­gin, while Deveron­side travel to Spey Val­ley United and For­res This­tle play Islavale.

Hall Russell United meet Cul­ter in the Domino’s Pizza North Re­gional Cup, while in the GA En­gi­neer­ing In­ter-Re­gional Cup Aberdeen Univer­sity play Stone­haven, with Buckie Rovers go­ing to White­hills.

“We might start favourites as they have to make a long trip”

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