Yesterday saw the second round of the OVD Scottish Junior Cup which saw mixed fortunes from the West Lothian sides. A couple of the matched did have some Lib Dem political significance to them.
the Battle of the Lib Dem Blogs Linlithgow Rose, whose ground I have
canvassed and delivered leaflet all around, carried on their defence of
this trophy beating fellow Blogger Iain Dale's Irvine Meadows 4-2. I hope that if Iain got to the match at Prestonfield that he did actually enjoy it, even if the 6 goal-fest didn't go in his teams favour.
the Linlithgow and Falkirk East vs Dunfermline and West Fife
Parliamentary constituency match up, Whitburn Juniors whose ground is in
the first ward I stood for beat Crossgates Primrose 3-0
Juniors from where I first lived when I came to Scotland lost out 2-0
to Kelty Hearts from the home town of the Willie Rennie MP.
Other West Lothian wins were:
Bo'ness United 7 (seven) Dufftown 0
Troon 1 Bathgate Thistle 3
Harthill Royal 3 Longside 0
any pedants point out to me that Harthill is in Lanarkshire I'm
claiming their locality as West Lothian because their Gibbshill Park is
in Greenrigg and therefore just on the West Lothian side of that
particular urban area.
However, for another year it is
farewell to local sides Armadale Thistle, Broxburn Athletic, Livingston
United and West Calder United who all lost out by a single goal.