Laing Cup draw

FIXTURES have now been issued for the first few games of the new junior season which, as usual, begins with the preliminary rounds of the D.J. Laing North League Cup.

The Gowfers will be meeting the same four teams as they did last season at this stage, but with the fixtures reversed. This means the ties will be: Wednesday, August 8 - Brechin Vics at home; Saturday, August 11 - Forfar West End away; Wednesday, August 15 - Kirrie Thistle away; Saturday, August 18 - free week; and Saturday, August 25 - Coupar Angus at home.

With all four sections having by then been decided, the two semi-finals will be played on Wednesday, August 29.

Saturday, September 1, sees the start of the league campaign with the Gowfers making the trip to Prestonfield to meet Linlithgow Rose. This will be followed by a home match on Saturday, September 8, against the newly promoted Sauchie Juniors.

They then round off the known fixtures with a visit to St Andrews United on Saturday, September 15.

All midweek fixtures are scheduled to kick-off at 7 p.m., with the Saturday starts being at the usual 2.30 p.m.

Before the season gets under way, however, manager Ian Gilzean started his squad’s pre-season training and this will continue three times a week until the first of the pre-season friendlies against Dundee United under-19s on Saturday, July 21, at Laing Park. Details of further games will be announced in due course.

Gowfers’ Gamble

THERE was no jackpot winner when the Gowfers’ Gamble was drawn at Laing Park on Monday evening.

Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 19 and consolation prizes of £15 each were won by I. Barr and J. Gibb, both Carnoustie

The jackpot for Monday’s draw is £1,750.