WILLIE Duncan (@Willie_Duncan) dips into the Scottish Cup this weekend for his nap. How interesting.
Annan Athletic v Berwick Rangers | Saturday 15:00
I love the Scottish Cup. No, really, I do. It’s a fantastic competition and I’ve been lucky enough to see my beloved Jam Tarts lift the trophy on no fewer than three occasions.
It also provides me with an annual opportunity to rub salt into the wounds of my Hibee pals, by reminding them that they haven’t brought the world’s oldest national trophy back to Easter Road since 1902 – the same year that Buffalo Bill celebrated his 56th birthday!
However, on Saturday afternoon, I’ll be cheering for a side that weren’t even in existence when Hibs last won the “Big Cup” as Annan Athletic play host to Berwick Rangers in the second round.
Annan, you see, were only founded in 1942 but season 2015/16 has started very well for the Galabankies. Jim Chapman’s men are top of League Two after their first 10 fixtures and are unbeaten in five league matches at home so far this season.
Berwick, by contrast, have won just one of their last five matches and have won just one of their six competitive fixtures away from Shielfield Park this season.
Annan have already beaten Rangers this season, winning 2-0 when the two sides met in Berwick in League Two last month, while Saturday’s hosts bagged 2-0 and 4-2 wins at Galabank against Berwick in the league last season.
For those reasons, I’ll be more than happy to take a piece of the 20/23 quotes offered up for Jim Chapman’s men to win in the Scottish Cup this weekend. Annan Athletic to beat Berwick Rangers at 20/23 is my best bet from Scotland this weekend.
Annan Athletic v Berwick Rangers – Annan Athletic to win (20/23 BetVictor)
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