Cup fever hits Musselburgh

Haddington Athletic v Fauldhouse United

Haddington Athletic v Fauldhouse United

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Scottish Cup fever is in the air at Musselburgh’s OliveBank this weekend as the Burgh, the last East Lothian club left in this season’s national tournament, resume competitive action in the fourth round of the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup against Pumpherston Juniors.

Burgh’s opposition may be from a lower league but will nonetheless give it 100 per cent as David McGlynn’s men will take nothing for granted.Pumpherston beat fellow East Lothian’s Dunbar United 3-1 in their league on Saturday.

Away from the Scottish Cup limelight South Leaguers Haddington Athletic and Dunbar United are both still looking for their first win of 2013.

Tranent Juniors have no game tomorrow but fans could no doubt be in the crowd at Scottish Cup Musselburgh.

Haddington Athletic will be seeking to recover from their home defeat to Fauldhouse United on Saturday, which saw them toppled off the top of the league position. This Saturday Hi-Hi visit Falkirk Juniors. Haddington last won a game by 2-1 against Whitburn on November 10 due to weather interruptions one way or another and need a win against Falkirk as Arniston Rangers have edged themselves into third place.

Dunbar United’s defeats leaves them slipping back to seventh place in the league but they could grab their first win of the new year with a home meeting tomorrow with Edinburgh United.

A round up of junior football reports appears in this week’s News. On sale now.

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