Local East of Scotland sides at home for the new league season

Local East of Scotland Football League sides will kick off the new season at home, it was revealed as fixtures were announced this week.

Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 11:35 am
Updated Thursday, 1st July 2021, 2:03 pm
Dundonald Bluebell, winners of the Willie Drew Memorial Trophy last weekend, will kick off the new league season at home
Dundonald Bluebell, winners of the Willie Drew Memorial Trophy last weekend, will kick off the new league season at home

The EoSFL released next season’s dates on Tuesday night, and Dundonald Bluebell, Kirkcaldy and Dysart, Thornton Hibs and Burntisland Shipyard will all kick off 2021/22 at home.

The league season gets under way on Saturday, July 17, and in the premier division Bluebell will welcome Whitehill Welfare to Moorside Park.

In first division conference A Rosyth are the visitors to Alex Penman Park for Kirkcaldy and Dysart’s first league game of the season whilst over at Recreation Park, Burntisland Shipyard will play host to Edinburgh side Heriot-Watt University.

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Thornton Hibs are idle on the opening day but will get their season under way on Wednesday, July 21, at Memorial Park against Dunipace.

In the cup competitions, the preliminary round of the Scottish Cup will take place on August 28, with the first round proper on September 18.

The first round of the Alex Jack Cup is on August 7, with the format of the League Cup still to be decided.

A decision will be made in February on whether it is to be a straight knockout competition or have group stages played first.