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