Focus now on cup competitions

With the South of Scotland League campaign now over for another season with Wigtown and Bladnoch wrapping up the title for the second season in succession the emphasis is now on the various cup competitions.

Saturday sees one first round tie and two second round ties in the Potts Cup being played along with a Cree Lodge first round tie.

In the Potts Cup first round Wigtown and Bladnoch travel to Moffat to play Upper Annandale for a match the visitors are expected to win while Crichton and Mid-Annandale lock horns at Dumfries High School with the winner going forward to the semi-final stages of this particular competition.

St Cuthbert Wanderers entertain Edusport Academy for a contest that could go close although the visitors will start as favourites to progress.

Nithsdale Wanderers play hosts to Newton Stewart at Sanquhar in a Cree Lodge Cup first round tie and this is another match that could go close although on this seasons form the Creesiders could well have the edge.

On Monday night Fleet Star play Newton Stewart in a Potts Cup first round tie at Garries Park for a match that looks very evenly balanced with Star coming out on top in a recent league match at Blairmount.

This tie could well take more than the regulation ninety minutes to find a winner. In a Cree Lodge Cup first round tie Crichton have Wigtown and Bladnoch as their visitors with the Wigtownshire side again favourites to progress.

On Wednesday evening there are three Tweedie Cup second round ties being played with St Cuthbert Wanderers again playing hosts to Edusport Academy. Fleet Star entertain Upper Annandale with the home team expected to progress while there is yet another local Wigtownshire derby being played at Trammondford Park where Wigtown and Bladoch play neighbours Newton Stewart for a place in the semi-finals.

Fixtures for Saturday 2nd May

All kick-offs at 3pm

Potts Cup – Round Two

Crichton v Mid-Annandale

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Edusport Academy

Potts Cup – Round One

Upper Annandale v Wigtown and Bladnoch

Cree Lodge Cup – Round One

Nithsdale Wanderers v Newton Stewart

Fixtures for Monday 4th May, 2015

All kick-offs at 7.30pm

Potts Cup – Round One

Fleet Star v Newton Stewart

Cree Lodge Cup – Round One

Crichton v Wigtown and Bladnoch

Fixtures for Wednesday 6th May, 2015

All kick-offs at 7.30pm

Tweedie Cup Round Two

Fleet Star v Upper Annandale

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Edusport Academy

Wigtown and Bladnoch v Newton Stewart