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Post by Scottish » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:41 am

Official SFA figures update

Scottish Cup 1st Round Attendance Figures

Bora Rangers FC V Cove Rangers 60
Gospie Sutherland v Preston Athletic 69
Glasgow University FC V Buckie Thistle FC 229
Fort William v Spartans 117
Vale of Leithen FC V Gala Fairydean 113
Culter v Hawick Royal Albert 383
Clachnucuddin FC v Edinburgh City FC 153
Rothes FC V Nairn County FC 108
Newton Stewart v Linlithgow 574
Wick Academy v Deveronvale FC 270
Lossiemouth FC V Whitehill Wefare 81
Edinburgh City v Clachnacuddin FC (REPLAY) 126
Fraserburgh v Huntly 383

Scottish Cup 2nd Round Attendance Figures

Whitehill Welfare v Golspie Sutherland 186
Buckie Thistle v Nairn County FC 394
Edinburgh City v East Stirlingshire 188
Cove Rangers v Keith 188
Edinburgh University v Deveronvale 348
Linlithgow Rose v Spartans 1683
Montrose v Pollock 945
Forfar v Dumbarton 382
Inverurie Loco Works v East Fife 770
Selkirk v Dalbeattie Star 135
Culter v Vale of Leithen 365
Girvan v Stranraer 487
Arbroath v Elgin City 583
Threave Rovers v Stenhousemuir 330
Annan Athletic v Huntly 336
Albion Rovers v Burntisland Shipyard 269
Pollock FC V Montrose (Replay) 1917
Dumbarton v Forfar (Replay) 311

Scottish Cup 3rd Round Attendance Figures

Albion Rovers v East Stirlingshire 425
Dumbarton v Berwick Rangers 512
Culter v Huntly 950
Brechin City v East Fife 652
Stranraer v Stirling Albion 326
Cove Rangers v Edinburgh University 408
Partick Thistle v Ayr United 2212
Greenock Morton v Buckie Thistle 1894
Linlithgow Rose v Dalbeattie Star 1519
Arbroath v Cowdenbeath 595
Ross County v Whitehill Welfare 766
Livingston v Alloa Athletic 897
Peterhead v Queen of the South 689
Airdrie United v Queen's Park 1013

Replays
Tuesday 4 December 2007
Queen’s Park v Airdrie United 579
Wednesday 5 December 2007
East Fife v Brechin City 641

Still outstanding are the 1st round games at:
Coldstream
Girvan
St Cuthbert Wanderers
Civil Service Strollers
Wigtown & Bladnoch

and the 1st round replay at Huntly

2nd round is now complete

3rd round outstanding:
Clyde
Threave Rovers

Unofficial figures have appeared for all the outstanding games except the 1st round at Wigtown (Alan McCabe has suggested 36) and Civil Service Strollers.

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Post by Alan McCabe » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:41 am

Unofficial figure I have for First Round match at Civil Service Strollers versus Selkirk is 120.
The Cove Rangers v Keith 2nd Round match at Allan Park was originally listed as 317 crowd. I notice the SFA figures reduce this to 188...a fairly large proportional drop. On the basis that the same 188 figure is listed for the Edinburgh City v East Stirlingshire tie immediately beforehand on the list, could this be a typing error when considering the unlikelihood of exact consecutive figures?
It means that, with quite a few official attendances still missing, using some unofficial numbers, four Scottish FA Cup matches have entered the rarely witnessed realms of the double-figure attendance. If Wigtown did indeed muster only 36 spectators for the visit of Burntisland Shipyards it means that there were as many players (32 : 16 per team) and officials (3 + a fourth official?) within the playing area as there were onlookers within the ground!

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Post by Scottish » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:08 pm

Alan McCabe wrote: On the basis that the same 188 figure is listed for the Edinburgh City v East Stirlingshire tie immediately beforehand on the list, could this be a typing error when considering the unlikelihood of exact consecutive figures?
I asked the SFA about this at the time and they confirmed the figure was't a typo and had been received independently from both games.

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Post by LEATHERSTOCKING » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:22 pm

Someone stated on Saturday (match commentator?) that QOS vs. Linlithgow was the 1st ever meeting of a senior & junior club in the Cup. I don`t have to hand all Girvan`s Cup games but I`m sure they`ve played a senior side. Queen`s Park beat Girvan Amateurs 3-0 @ Girvan in 1977`s 2nd round. Is that the same club as the current one?

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Post by LLD » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:40 pm

Montrose v Pollok earlier in the season would pre-date the Queens v Linlithgow game at least...

I suppose you could count Girvan's previous foray into the cup, but they weren't junior in 1977.

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Post by Skyline Drifter » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:06 pm

LLD wrote:Montrose v Pollok earlier in the season would pre-date the Queens v Linlithgow game at least...

I suppose you could count Girvan's previous foray into the cup, but they weren't junior in 1977.
Girvan also played Stranraer this season before our game v Linlithgow.

Girvan however have joint status and have always played in the Scottish Cup. It's not a new thing for them.

Montrose and Pollok would be the first novelty meeting between a senior league side and a junior side since the new competition rules.

Our game on Saturday would be the first between a full time senior side and a junior side.

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Post by Scottish » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:05 pm

Alan McCabe wrote:Unconfirmed claim that barely 36 spectators saw Burntisland Shipyards win at Wigtown!
Just came across the match report from the Galloway Gazette which says:

"There had been excited talk in Wigtown about Burntisland arriving with four coachloads of fans - but the anticipated invasion never materialised.

"They brought down their team and their committee, and that was about it, " Jim told the Gazette. "The attendance was much the same as you would expect at a normal league game."


Just how isolated is Wigtown that anyone there ever seriously entertained the thought they were about to be invaded by coachloads from Burntisland?

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Post by Burnie_man » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:36 pm

scottish wrote:Just how isolated is Wigtown that anyone there ever seriously entertained the thought they were about to be invaded by coachloads from Burntisland?
Do I hear the sound of duelling banjos? :lol:

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