Match Preview

William Hill Scottish Cup Second Round

Cumbernauld Colts vs. Forres Mechanics

Saturday 22 October

Kick-off 3pm


The William Hill Scottish Cup Second Round gets underway ahead of Tuesday’s draw.


Over the course of the tournament, the Scottish FA will feature a match every round, taking the Scottish Cup itself to the game, as well as handing out exclusive giveaways.


The match between Cumbernauld Colts and Forres Mechanics at Broadwood Stadium, kick-off 3pm, will be the featured game at the weekend with Snapchat Geofiters also being available at all of the grounds.


This will allow supporters to let all of their friends know what match they are taking in.


Our resident blogger David Stoker will be in Buckie for their clash against Gretna 2008. Read his preview of the game here.


Cumbernauld Colts are the home side tomorrow and play their matches in the Lowland League having been recently introduced into the division.


They have played in the Scottish Cup for the last two years and reached the third round last year with a notable win over junior giants Auchinleck Talbot.


Cumbernauld Colts Co-Manager James Orr spoke exclusively to the Scottish FA and said: “We’ve had an up and down season as we had a lot of injuries at the start - eight to be precise.


“The lads that deputised did a great job but now we’re starting games well but not finishing teams off.


“We beat Hawick last week 3-1 which was a good result so we’re going into the game on a high.


“This match is huge for us as we are just a community club who have built a team up from under 4s, right through to the Lowland League.


“To be part of the Scottish Cup is pretty amazing for everyone, especially having a team like Forres playing us.”


Forres Mechanics are a side steeped in history, being the oldest association football club in the north of Scotland, playing their first game in 1886.


They come into the game on a high after beating Rothes 5-0 last week and lie in the middle of the table in the Highland League.


Analysing his side’s opponents, Orr said: “Forres have been around for a long time and have done well in the Highland League. From what I’ve seen of them, they are an exceptional team that play direct football.


“This is a big challenge for us as the average age of our team is 22. To play a team of Forres’ stature is a big occasion and I hope we stand up against them and do well in the Scottish Cup. 


“There will be a lot of lumps in their throats from our boys, put it that way.


“We’ve kept training relaxed and tried not to speak about it too much. 


“We have a lot of young players and I don’t want them thinking this is too big for them because they are all talented and can do well.”