ALL roads lead to Hampden Park in Glasgow on Sunday for hundreds of Cupar Hearts fans.

A fleet of at least 20 buses, plus dozens of cars, will leave Cupar on Sunday morning, carrying supporters to the Soccer World Scottish Amateur Cup final.

Hearts take on Drumchapel United as they bid to lift the trophy for the first time in their history — and expect to have the backing of around 1000 fans from Fife.

The players and officials are staying overnight in Glasgow, after attending the Tennents Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Dunfermline.


Earlier this week, the squad went on a tour of Hampden, so they will be familiar with the surroundings by Sunday's 3 p.m. kick-off.

Hearts' manager Austin MacPhee expects to have a full squad to pick from, and is confident his players will rise to the occasion.

"On a pitch the size of Hampden, pace is very important — and we have a lot of pace in the squad," he said.

"Drumchapel are a very attack-minded side, so it should be a very open game.

"We have been scoring plenty of goals ourselves this season, so we could see a high-scoring final.

"That said, we have won a lot of games this season 1-0 — and I would take that scoreline on Sunday!"


The Hearts' management team have watched Drumchapel in action three times — most recently on Monday evening — and believe they have weaknesses which can be exploited.

"Our success this season has been based on being well prepared and organised," said MacPhee.

"Everybody understands what they have to do — and we also have some very good players!

The squad expect to return to Cupar around 8.30 p.m. on Sunday — and hope to be able to parade the trophy at The Cross.

Further coverage of the final in this week's Fife Herald.