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Rovers revel in historic cup win

By Alan Beresford

THE game may have been postponed for a week, but Buckie Rovers’ Scottish Junior Cup tie was worth the wait as they made it into the third round draw for the first time since the 1970s.

Rovers faced McBookie.com South Premier League side Stoneyburn from West Lothian on Saturday, the weather having laid claim to the original fixture the weekend prior.

Somewhat against the run of play the visitors took the lead but Innes McKay nodded home to level the scores. Mike Campbell then netted to give Rovers a lead they were to hold until the final whistle.

Rovers co-manager Kyle Mackay said: “They were a good side but I think we more than matched them and were the better team.

“We had the better of the game overall.

“Everybody put in a really good shift and the boys did well to come back after losing the goal.

We had the chances to kill the game off in the second half but I felt we held on for the win quite comfortably.

“They set up defensively to begin with but it was clear they came here to win the game. They’re second top of their league, I think, so this is a great result all round for us.”

Rovers now have a home tie in the cup on Saturday, October 26 against Blantyre Vics, who have lifted the trophy three times. The South Lanarkshire side play in the McBookie.com West Region Championship where they currently sit fourth.

It is back to league business this Saturday when Rovers host Buchanhaven Hearts, kick-off 2pm.

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