Student football team up for cup
The University football club is set for an early-season test in the first round of the Scottish Cup.
The students, who play in the Premier Division of the East of Scotland Football League, face Vale of Leithen in a home cup tie this Saturday.
Vale of Leithen have strengthened their team over the summer and currently lead the East League’s First Division, winning every game this season.
While the visitors will be tough opposition, the University has also added some strong players this year, said coach Douglas Samuel.
Three players have joined the club from the professional ranks, including James Craigen, who was previously at Preston North End.
In recent seasons we’ve developed a reputation as a cup side. We have a young and vibrant squad which could do well over the next couple of seasons, and this is its first real test.
The University team has performed well in the cup in recent seasons.
In 2006, the club reached the third round for the first time in its 125 year history, where it lost to Scottish League side Cowdenbeath.
Edinburgh University Association Football Club vs Vale of Leithen
Admission: £5 (£3 for concessions, including students).
Saturday 26 September 2009, 2.30pm
Saturday 26 September 2009, 5.00pm
Peffermill Playing Fields, 42 Peffermill Road, Edinburgh EH16 5LL
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