Scottish Cup Preview – East Kilbride (A)

It’s finally here! The Fourth Round of the William Hill Scottish Cup and we make the trip to K-Park for what – you might argue – is the most important game of our short history.

Out of all the potential ties BSC Glasgow could’ve drawn in this round, fate would have it that there is to be a Lowland League battle for a place in the last sixteen.

This all-important fixture came our way after a pair of matches over Lochee United allowed us the chance to shock Scottish football by producing a miraculous comeback against East Fife in the Third Round, although we don’t really like to talk about that…


East Kilbride found their way into this round thanks to a comfortable 3-1 win over fellow Lowland League outfit Gretna 2008 in the Second Round followed by a 4-0 victory over Highland League side Formartine United.

In recent weeks, both sides have had the added luxury of an extra week of rest due to the weather postponing a handful of Lowland League fixtures last weekend. BSC’s last league outing saw only our second defeat of the season as Bonnyrigg Rose grabbed a last minute winner. East Kilbride however will be more pleased with their first game of 2020, having demolished Cumbernauld Colts 7-0.

Our recent history with East Kilbride has been a bit of a mixed bag. Last season saw the eventual title winners win by a three-goal margin at the Indodrill. It wasn’t until we travelled to K-Park, on the day they were to be presented with the trophy that we took a measure of revenge with a 2-1 victory handing them their only home defeat of the season. Back in October, it was a point apiece at the Indodrill thanks to goals from Thomas Orr and Graeme Holmes.

This is one of the most important games of the season for either team and with a both forward lines are the ones to watch. Thomas Orr, Thomas Collins, Ruari Paton and Craig Malcolm, will ask questions of both defences and come Sunday, both teams will do anything to see their name in the draw of the last sixteen of the Scottish Cup. 

This one is too close to call, but one thing’s for sure, we are ready.