Weekend Preview – 17th/18th March

A big card of league and cup games over the weekend for Clydesdale and Clydesdale Western teams.

Saturday – M1s vs. Inverleith 1s (4.30pm, H); M2s vs. Kelburne 2s (12.00 noon, A); M3s vs. Dumfries 1s (11.30am, A); L1s vs. Watsonians (4.00pm, A); L2s vs. Stirling University 1s (12.30pm, A); L3s vs. Grove Menzieshill 2s (1.30pm, H); L4s vs. Glasgow Accies 1s (3.00pm, H); L5s vs. GHK 3s (1.30pm, H – HGS); L6s vs. Ferguslie (12.30pm, A)

Sunday – M1s vs. Kelburne 1s (3.30pm, H); M2s vs. Uddingston 2s (3.00pm, A); M3s vs. Kelburne 3s (12.00 noon, A); L1s vs. CALA Edinburgh (A); L2s vs. Edinburgh University 2s (10.00am); L3s vs. Western Wildcats 1s (2.00pm, H); L6s vs. Uddingston 2s (12.30pm, H)

On Saturday, Clydesdale Men’s 1s will be looking to build on last week’s win against Uddingston when they face Inverleith at Titwood from 4.30pm.  Clydesdale are now 6th in Men’s National Division One, and a win for them could strengthen their league survival hopes against an Inverleith side who are currently sitting bottom of the league.  Following positive results around them, the possibility of becoming champions of Women’s National Division One is now back in Clydesdale Western 1s hands.  They take on Watsonians at Peffermill, 4.00pm pushback.  The L1s are two points behind league leaders Edinburgh University.

In the rest of Saturday’s league games, the M2s play away at Glasgow Green from noon against Kelburne 2s, whilst the M3s also play away against Dumfries at 11.30am.  The L2s visit Stirling University, 12.30pm PB, the L3s and L4s both play at home against Grove Menzieshill 2s (1.30pm PB) and Glasgow Accies (3.00pm PB) respectively and the L6s are away to Ferguslie from 12.30pm.

On Sunday, it’s the return of the Scottish Cup, Plate and West District Plate competitions.  The M1s have a tough test against Men’s Scottish Cup holders of the past two seasons, Kelburne 1s, 3.30pm PB at home.  The M2s play away to Uddingston 2s in the Men’s Scottish District Cup at 3.00pm, the M3s also play away in the Men’s Scottish Reserve Cup against Kelburne 3s, noon PB at Glasgow Green.  The L1s and L2s both play in the Women’s Scottish Plate following their early exits in the Women’s Scottish Cup.  The L1s play CALA Edinburgh 1s at Meggetland (PB TBC), the L2s are at Peffermill to play league rivals, Edinburgh University 2s at 10.00am.  In arguably the challenge of the day, Women’s National Division One side Western Wildcats 1s visit Titwood to play Clydesdale Western 3s in the Women’s Scottish Cup, 2.00pm PB.  The L6s play at home to Uddingston 2s from 12.30pm in the Women’s West District Plate.

Again, in what could be a pivotal week to a lot of teams seasons, we would like to wish the best of luck to all of our teams!

Photo credit: Andy Lovat