Sunday, November 29, 2009

We've gone on before about how the Scottish Cup just doesn't compare in excitement, glamour and romance to that of it's English counterpart.

It was good to see the non league sides holding their own in yesterday's games though. None of them were disgraced and there's 5 going in with the big boys for the fourth round draw.

Top marks has to go to Junior side Irvine Meadow though who won 1-0, and by all accounts dominated proceedings, against Second Division side Arbroath.

The other Junior side remaining, Auchinleck Talbot, were unlucky to go down to another Second Division side in Stirling Albion. The 2-1 loss being even harder to take when the hit the post in the closing minutes.

Wick Academy just failed to hold on against Brechin City, drawing 4-4 after being 4-2 up.

With the Second and Third Divisions being relatively tight this season and this season's Cup games being close as well, it could re-open the debate amongst some to try and get some pyramid system going in Scotland.

It's been mentioned and dismissed but there's very little to choose between a lot of non league sides and their league opponents.

If it gets some of the deadwood out of the game as well then all the better.

Although ask me that again next time we're languishing at the bottom of the Third Division.

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