Rossvale on the trail of Scottish Cup glory

Rossvale celebrate a goal during their third round win at Lanark.
Rossvale celebrate a goal during their third round win at Lanark.

Rossvale are out to make history on Saturday by reaching the last 16 of the Scottish Junior Cup for the first time in the club’s short existence.

The club has only been going in the junior ranks since 2011 but has reached the fourth round of the game’s ‘Blue Riband’ trophy for the second year running.

Last year ’Vale were knocked out at this stage, only going down 5-3 to eventual finalists Musselburgh, and are looking to go one better when they take on North region side Stonehaven at Petershill Park on Saturday.

Committee members have been working hard behind the scenes, delivering flyers in an effort to attract a bumper crowd, and manager Martin Lauchlan says everyone is looking forward to the big match.

He said: “It’s a massive game for the club.

“It means a lot to the club financially, but to be honest as a manager my focus is on the playing side. It’s a full club effort to promote the match and it’s now down to the players to do the business.

“What the club has achieved is tremendous. We got promotion last year, we’re second in the league and we’re still in the West of Scotland Cup which just shows the progress we’ve made.

“Stonehaven have already put out Shotts and St Anthony’s from our league, but we should have beaten Musselburgh last year and no-one will relish coming to play us.”

Saturday’s game kicks off at 1.45pm and admission is £5 for adults and £2.50 for oaps with free admission for under-16s.