Swifts ready for Scottish Cup debut

Swifts ready for Scottish Cup debut

By Steve Antoniewicz
6 August
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Saturday sees the Swifts visit Coldstream for the clubs first ever Scottish Cup tie

It’s a really exciting time for our club and we’re looking for as many supporters as possible can make the trip to support us on the day
Ross Gunnion, Manager

It's been a whirlwind 12 months for Jeanfield Swifts, since 2018 the club has celebrated it's 90th Anniversary, has moved to the ranks of Senior football in the EOSFL and this Saturday the club make’s it’s first ever appearance in the Scottish Cup.
The club have been drawn away in the preliminary round of the Cup and will face Coldstream FC.

Jeanfield go into the game full of confidence and the manager gave us his thoughts ahead of the weekend.

“Everyone is feeling really good about our first game in the Scottish Cup this weekend. We’ve never played Coldstream before so that’ll be another new experience.

We’ll have a number of key players back and available for the game which is a huge boost. We had seven players missing through injury last weekend so it’s great to have these guys coming back in time for this fixture.

Paul Simpson will return after missing our last league game, Mark Smith and Connor McClaren are also back in training and Mark Mitchell has recovered from his back strain. It might be too soon for Chris McLeish but Scott Smith should be over a knock he picked up last week.

The team is in good goalscoring form and we’ve notched 11 goals already in our three league matches. When we have a fully fit squad available we’re a match for any team in the EOSFL. We don’t know a lot about Coldstream but they are a historic club so we can expect a competitive tie.

It’s a really exciting time for our club and we’re looking for as many supporters as possible can make the trip to support us on the day”

The winner of this tie will play at home in the next round (the 2nd preliminary round) against either Linlithgow Rose or Preston Athletic on 31st August 2019.

There are still a few places left on the supporter’s buses, which will leave Perth at 11 and return at 8pm. The cost is £10 for adults and £5 for children which includes a drink and a breakfast roll before the bus leaves. Book your space now, e-mail Scott on

About our opposition

Coldstream are a club based in the Borders and like Jeanfield compete in the East of Scotland league set-up. Coldstream play in the 1st division conference B. The club was formed in 1895 and go by the nickname of the Streamers. The club play in all Blue from their aptly named ground Home Park.

The Streamers appointed a new management team in June. Long standing club servants Phil Johnson and Jimmy Taylor have taken the reins for the 2019-20 season.

We look forward to visiting Home Park and to taking part in a great Scottish Cup tie.

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