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GALA Fairydean Rovers look forward to their biggest game of the season so far this Saturday when they welcome Fraserburgh to Netherdale in the first round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

The Highland League outfit have an impressive pedigree in the national cup competition having recently beaten Dalbeattie Star, Edinburgh City and Civil Service Strollers as well as Division Two side Montrose.

Last season they performed well in the Scottish Cup before losing out 3-1 to Falkirk. Managed by Mark Cowie, 'The Broch" are currently sitting in fourth place in the Highland League table and will provide stern opposition for the Braw Lads.

Premier Club cards do not apply for the cup tie.

Admission prices are £7 for adults and £3 concessions.

Kick off at the 3G Arena is 3p.m. If the teams are level after 90 minutes, the replay will take place at Fraserburgh the following Saturday.

The financial incentives for progressing in the Scottish Cup are very lucrative so hopefully GFR supporters will be out in force to cheer on the team.

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The under 13s are also on Scottish Cup duty this weekend.

They entertain Bonnyrigg Rose Whites in a third round tie at the 3G Arena on Sunday, kick off 11a.m.

Hopefully there will be a good turn-out to support the team on this big occasion for the players.

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The under 14s went down 7-1 away to Leith Athletic Colts on Sunday.

This Sunday they are at home to Lochend YFC in the Kenny McLean Cup. Kick off at the 3G Arena is 12.30p.m.

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The under 15s were involved in a remarkable cup tie away to North Merchiston on Sunday drawing 7-7 before going down 4-1 in a penalty shoot out. This Sunday is a Scottish Cup tie away to Murieston United. The best of luck to the team and hopefully they can get through to the next round. Transport times to be confirmed at training.

The under 15s Colts went down 9-0 away to Tynecastle on Sunday.

This Sunday the Colts are at home to Edinburgh City Reds. Kick offat the 3G Arena is 2p.m.

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The under 16s were always going to be up against it against Tynecastle in the Colin Greenhill Memorial Cup at the 3G Arena on Sunday.

The opposition play two divisions above GFR and are unbeaten for a long time.

It resulted in a heavy defeat for the home side but all credit to the Gala players for competing right to the end.

This Sunday the under 16s are back on league business versus North Berwick Colts. Kick off at the Public Park to be confirmed.

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The under 17s ran out of steam and eventually lost 6-2 at home to Cramond BC at the 3G Arena on Saturday despite it being a close run thing for a long time.

This Saturday the team are due to play Tynecastle FC Colts in the Scottish Cup. Kick off at the Public Park will be 2pm.


Everyone at Gala Fairydean Rovers was extremely saddened to hear of the passing at the weekend of long standing member John Bell. He was 74.

John was a member of the Gala Fairydean committee in the 1980s and a loyal supporter of the club for decades.

The club wish to pass on its deepest condolences to his family at this sad time.


The winner of the 50/50 Half Time draw at Saturday's South Regional Cup tie between Gala Fairydean Rovers and Heston Rovers was DarylHughes who collected £35.50.


There was one winner in the weekly Gala Fairydean Rovers Lotto draw. Ian Cockburn (Coby) matched the numbers 6,9 and 13 to win £750.


ONCE again the Bonus Ball prize with number 37 was unclaimed. That means this weekend's jackpot rises to £125. There are some spaces in this popular weekly draw. Contact any committee member or in the clubrooms at weekends for further details. All proceeds go towards the development of the club.


EAST KILBRIDE'S victory against Civil Service Strollers at the weekend means they will provide the opposition for Gala Fairydean Rovers in the second round of the South Regional Cup on Saturday, October 15.

The Lowland League leaders will have home advantage. Supporters bus details will be confirmed nearer the time.

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