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Become the northern lights - Ellon boss


By Grant Milne


Manager Tommy Robertson hopes that United can cause an upset. Picture: Phil Harman
Manager Tommy Robertson hopes that United can cause an upset. Picture: Phil Harman

ELLON United are stepping into unchartered waters tomorrow - but manager Tommy Robertson says they are out to do the North Region set-up proud.

The Meadows men travel to Airdrie to take on Gartcairn in the 4th Round of the Scottish Junior Cup tomorrow, having never reached this stage in the club's history.

At odds of 8/1, Ellon are listed as huge underdogs.

Their last two games - against Superleague challengers Culter and Banks O'Dee - may have ended in defeat, but Robertson, who took charge from Steven Main in the summer, saw enough grit from his team in those encounters to suggest they can ruffle a few feathers.

The 'Cairn, as they are locally known, occupy a mid-table berth in the West Championship, after ex-Elgin City man Jamie McKenzie guided them to the League One title last term.

Banks O'Dee won 3-0 at the Meadows in the Grill League Cup semi-final last weekend. Picture: Phil Harman
Banks O'Dee won 3-0 at the Meadows in the Grill League Cup semi-final last weekend. Picture: Phil Harman

Robertson commented: "We're all looking forward to it and hopefully we can take some of the positives from our last two games against Culter and Banks O'Dee.

"We just need that wee break in front of goal as we're creating plenty of chances - it's just a case of sticking them away.

"I wish all the other north-east clubs still in the competition good luck.

"Hopefully we can all get a result and show everyone in Scottish football that teams from the north-east can still compete in this competition."

Elsewhere, Bridge of Don host West Lothian cracks Fauldhouse, while Stoneywood Parkvale entertain Glasgow-based Ashfield - who demolished Colony Park earlier in the competition.



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