Midlothian junior football round-up

Scott Garden (Arniston Rangers) and goalkeeper Grant Weir (Largs Thistle) collide
Scott Garden (Arniston Rangers) and goalkeeper Grant Weir (Largs Thistle) collide

EAST Region’s Premier League Arniston Rangers earned top marks this week for their battling performance last Saturday in securing a draw and a super replay at Newbyres Park this Saturday against West Region Super League Premier Division’s Largs Thistle, following a 1-1 final scoreline at Largs in the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup fourth round.

With a 2pm kick off for Midlothian’s ‘match of the day’, there is huge anticipation in the Arniston ranks that they will give it everything in their bid to reach the last 16 of the national tournament and give a huge boost to Stevie Osbourne’s men for the rest of the season.

Already in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup of course are Bonnyrigg Rose, who will learn their fifth round opponents this evening (Thursday) by listening to the live draw.

The draw is being made on the Real Radio phone-in programme with Alan Rough and Derek Johnstone at about 7pm. The fifth round ties are due to be played on Saturday, February 18.

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