Colville Park made history with win

Colville Park lifted the Scottish Amateur Cup at Hampden in May (Pic by Robert Perry)
Colville Park lifted the Scottish Amateur Cup at Hampden in May (Pic by Robert Perry)

A first half goal by the prolific David McKay earned Colville Park AFC a historic 1-0 home replay victory over favourites Edusport Academy at Benburb’s New Tinto Park last Saturday.

The result means that the Motherwell outfit are the first amateur team ever to reach the second preliminary round of the senior Scottish Cup.

Delighted Colville Park secretary Andy Williamson said: “We had several other chances to score but the Edusport keeper made some great saves to keep us out.

“Getting through is an outstanding achievement for us. It is history making.”

Edusport were handicapped by having a player sent off on 30 minutes for a last man foul on McKay outside the penalty box.

The visitors failed to trouble Colville Park keeper Zander Cowie, who never had a save to make.

Colville Park’s chance to go even further in the William Hill Scottish Cup will come on Saturday, September 3, with a home tie against junior Super League outfit Girvan at Benburb.

Ironically, Girvan beat amateur outfit Harestanes in last season’s Scottish Cup.

Andy said: “We want to avenge Harestanes’ defeat and make more history. It will be a challenge as they are operating at a higher level.”