Scottish Cup comes out of cold storage

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If the weather has been kind over the past couple of days, Tayport should be back in competitive action tomorrow (Saturday).

Following the enforced winter shutdown, the Scottish Junior Cup third round ties, originally scheduled for the first weekend in December, are now due to take place.

So, Petershill, of the West Super League, should finally make their first ever visit to the Canniepairt, for what is an appealing fixture.

Like ‘Port, the Peasies were in cold storage for the month of December and they will be just as keen to get back into the groove when tomorrow comes.

Tayport did manage to play a friendly on the McDiarmid Park astroturf on Monday afternoon.

Bankfoot Athletic provided the opposition, and Willie Garner’s men ran out 6-1 winners.

Midfielder James Russell was again to the fore, netting a hat-trick, while Lee Bryce, who has now signed a permanent deal, grabbed a double.

An own goal completed Tayport’s tally.

As far as team news is concerned, Stuart Ferguson made a welcome appearance, after being out for a hernia operation.

David Black has also undergone an op and he is a few weeks away from fitness.

Striker Ronnie Kenneth was an absentee, as he is attending is brother’s wedding, in Australia.

A couple of other players are carrying knocks, but they may be available to play against the five-times Scottish Cup winners.

Saturday’s match is due to kick off at 1.45pm.

Please ‘phone the club’s newsline, on 01382552755, or visit the website at www.tayportfc.org for the latest information.