Saturday fixture card sees ​24 Border Amateur Football Association teams up for cups

Eyemouth United Amateurs winning 6-0 away to Gala Hotspur on Saturday in the Border Amateur Football Association's B division (Photo: Steve Cox)Eyemouth United Amateurs winning 6-0 away to Gala Hotspur on Saturday in the Border Amateur Football Association's B division (Photo: Steve Cox)
Eyemouth United Amateurs winning 6-0 away to Gala Hotspur on Saturday in the Border Amateur Football Association's B division (Photo: Steve Cox)
​A dozen cup ties involving Border Amateur Football Association sides are lined up for this coming Saturday.

Eight are in the Waddell Cup’s second round and four in the Forsyth Cup’s quarter-finals.

The former include an away-day for A division league leaders Duns Amateurs at B division table-toppers Eyemouth United Amateurs and a visit from Langholm Legion for the top flight’s second-placed side, Langlee Amateurs.

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Saturday’s other round-two ties see Ancrum hosting Hawick Waverley, Earlston Rhymers at home to St Boswells, Greenlaw being visited by Biggar United, Hawick United playing host to Leithen Rovers, Newtown away to Berwick’s Highfields United and Hawick Legion at Tweedmouth Amateurs.

The Dingers’ trip to the North Sea coast is the second instalment of their defence of the cup – won 4-2 away to Greenlaw in last May’s final – following a 12-0 first-round demolition of Selkirk Victoria on the road at Yarrow Park in September.

Chirnside United, Gala Hotspur, Coldstream Amateurs, Tweeddale Rovers, Jed Legion, Kelso Thistle, Gala Fairydean Rovers Amateurs and Lauder also went out in round one.

The Forsyth Cup’s last-eight ties are a trip to Coldstream for Kelso, a visit from Jed for Fairydean’s ammies, an away-day at current holders Tweeddale for Lauder and a game at home to Chirnside for Selkirk.

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Tweeddale won 2023’s cup by beating Ancrum 5-1 in Earlston last May.

Only one first-round tie was played ahead of this weekend’s quarter-finals, a 3-2 win for Selkirk away to fellow B division outfit Gala Hotspur at the start of this month.

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