Fixtures Week Commencing 9th March
With the majority of Bucs action now having been concluded for the season attention turns to last handful of outstanding games to get played but within that, some highly significant matches will take place this week.
It is cup final week for the men’s 1st team as they host Strathclyde 1s in the Conference Cup Final at University Park. Having already played each other 3 times this season, two in the league and one in the Queens Park Shield it will be the later outcome the team will be hoping for this time around after a convincing 4-0 win away back in November. The 2 league meetings this season brought wins for the opponents whilst if looking at cup final records in which the teams have faced each other (both QPS) then it is 1 win each. The team go into the final for the first time since winning the competition back in 2016 in what was deemed the miracle of Riverside having been 2-0 down to RGU 1s, equalising with the last kick of the game, going ahead early in extra time only to concede but save a penalty in the dying moments of extra time to win 3-2. Everyone at the club wishes Phil and the squad well on Wednesday (2.30pm kick off) and hope that the team can sign off the season with a trophy to show for their efforts.
The men’s 2nd team also have a significant match as they try again with the trip to Aberdeen 4s knowing it is a must win game to secure the Bucs 4B league title. With rivals Aberdeen 3s winning their 2 games since the last outing for the 2s, the outcome and focus is simple for the squad who will be travelling in confidence off the back of a 4-0 victory over the same opposition earlier in the season. Good luck to Alan, Dan Cohen, Sonny and all the squad as they aim to bounce back to 3A at the first attempt!
The men’s 5s conclude their Bucs campaing this week with two games in 24 hours. Firstly they host Abertay 3s at 8pm on Tuesday nigth before then joining the 2nd team for the travel up to the Granite City to face Aberdeen 5s on Wednesday at 2pm. The team will be looking to finish the season on a positive note to try and climb higher in the league standings.
Finally the amateur team will return to league action this Saturday as they travel to face Rosyth in Championship fixture.
Stay tuned to our twitter account @ustafootball for all the drama as it unfolds this week!