All roads lead to Hampden for Leven United

Leven United head to Hampden on Sunday aiming to be the first Kingdom club since the late 80s to win the Scottish Amateur Cup.

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 2:50 pm
Leven United before their cup semi final with Oban Saints

Dougie Herd’s men will carry the hopes of Fife, and in particular Levenmmouth, to the national stadium where they’ll face Colville Park.

Not since Norton House’s win in the domestic tournament in 1988/89 has a club from Fife returned with the prize.

Leven, though, are looking to change all that.

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Gaffer Herd said: “I think the boys are nervous but at the same time there is real excitement throughout the club.

“We are going in with the approach that we must enjoy our big day and give it our all effort wise both on and off the park.

“We have had four games a week since the semi-final and some guys are picking up niggling injuries which we hope will disappear for Sunday.

“There seems to have been a long long gap since the semi-final and it’s been really difficult to keep the boys focused.”

Leven have been all conquering so far this season, and at the weekend booked their place in another final, beating Greig Park Rangers 3-1 in the semis of the Fence n Deck Cup.

“Saturday past was our 44th game and to date we have only had three defeats which is not bad going,” said Herd.

“I still think we’re pinching ourselves at the thought of getting to play at Hampden and for a small club like Leven we are extremely proud.”

And the club will be cheered from the rafters at Hampden, with at least half a dozen buses already booked for the journey.

Kick off is 3.00p.m.