Campsie Black Watch get set for Scottish Cup Final

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This Sunday, May 11, Black Watch will return to Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie to play Goldenhill in the Scottish Cup Final with a 3.30pm kick-off.

This will be Blackies’ 16th Scottish Cup Final, having won 10 - a record that may never be surpassed in the history of 21s youth football.

Going back to 1956, Watch’s first victory, players who were a part of this success will never forget the occasion.

On Saturday Watch played their fifth game in 10 days and tiredness began to become apparent.

This week the players will prepare well for the final with the Watch committee making every effort to bring back another brilliant cup win.

It is hoped there will be a large support from all over East Dunbartonshire.

Meanwhile, last Tuesday night Watch drew 2-2 with Glencairn 21s at Rutherglen in a league game.

There is no doubt Blackies bring out the best in every team they play. This was a tough game at a time when Watch can’t afford to lose or even draw.

Goals from Keiren O’Hear and Micky Prentice earned a share of the points and only a second half hard working display made this possible.

On Saturday, another 2-2 draw with Bonnyton Thistle away did not help their league championship hopes.

Watch have now to win their three remaining games and one of them is away to Tower Hearts, both teams with championship hopes.