YFS

Home My YFS

PREVIEW | Lochgelly Albert Colts and Pitreavie Pumas battle for place in Fife Cup Final

Written by 
Last Saturday Valleyfield beat Rothes Juniors in the semi-final of the Fife Cup and now Lochgelly Albert Colts and Pitreavie Pumas will meet on Wednesday to see who will be making the trip to New Bayview on the 10th June.
 
Both sides have enjoyed great seasons so far, with the two sitting in the top four of the AFYFC Division 1 table. Lochgelly currently sit in third place, 11 points behind league leaders Glenrothes Strollers, having played one game less. 
 
The cup competitions have seen some great performances from the Colts, although the Fife Cup is one of only two competitions that they still remain in, the other being the East Region Cup.
 
They were knocked out of the Scottish Cup in the third round, which will have been disappointing to Lochgelly, though they can take pride in being knocked out by one of the best teams in the competition in Tynecastle FC.
 
The match that may have the largest factor on Wednesday's result will be theor semi-final match in the AFYFC Division 1 League Cup, where they were beaten 2-1 at home to their opponents tomorrow, Pitreavie Pumas.
 
Pitreavie Pumas have had an equally impressive season. They currently sit in fourth place in the Division 1 table, 15 points behind Strollers with three games in hand and four points behind their opponents on Wednesday.
 
Pitreavie were narrowly knocked out of the Scottish Cup by Newmachar United 2-1. and are currently set to compete in the AFYFC Division 1 League Cup Final against Glenrothes Strollers.
 
They also remain in the third round of the East Region Cup, where they will host Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts for a place in the quarter-finals.
 
Both teams have secured victories over each other so far this season already, with Pitreavie winning their League Cup semi-final tie as mentined previously and Lochgelly securing a great 6-3 victory in the league.
 
Let us now take a look at each sides route to the semis:
 
 
 
Lochgelly Albert Colts
 
Lochgelly began their journey in convincing fashion with a convincing win away to Easter Cup finalists Kelty Hearts Colts. Kelty currently sit mid-table in Division 2 and were always up against it against their superior opponents.
 
Round two saw the Colts given another favourable draw as they were given an away tie to Division rivals Greig Park. Greig Park have had a fairly average season and were no match on the day against an in form Lochgelly side, who racked up a large scoreline to reach the quarter-finals.
 
The quarter-finals put Lochgelly up against extremely difficult opposition in Benarty Astros. Astros are currently sitting in second place in the league and look set to be Glenrothes Strollers' nearest rivals for the league title, yet Lochgelly managed to put in an incredible performance, winning 4-1 to set up Wednesday's match.
 
 
 
Pitreavie Pumas
 
Pumas began with a home tie against Jeanfield Swifts. Jeanfield always have the potential to cause an upset, but it wasn't to be against Pitreavie, who managed to secure safe passage into round two with a 4-0 win.
 
Round two offered up a very favourable tie for the Pumas as they were given an away tie to Division 2 side Glenrothes Stroller Colts. Stroller Colts have been performing towards the lower end of the Division 2 table and the gulf in class was apparent as Pitreavie swept aside their opponents.
 
The quarter-finals served up an extremely intruiging tie as Pumas were drawn at home to Division 1 leaders Glenrothes Strollers. An incredible effort frm Pumas saw them emerge as 2-1 winners in a very tight game.
 
 
 
Both sides will go into this match with every belief that they will walk out as the victors, which can only make for a very entertaining affair on Wednesday. 
 
The two have proven that they can beat each other on any given day, making this match very difficult to call. Valleyfield will be eagerly awaiting the winners of this tie.
Login to post comments