The 51st Citylets Scottish Cup Final will take place at Mackays Forthill this Sunday between Carlton and Watsonians.
Carlton, who are hoping to lift the trophy for the first time in their history, will be led by Scotland seamer Alasdair Evans. His side have negotiated challenges against Stewarts Melville Royal High, Poloc and Drumpellier and reigning champions Clydesdale.
Watsonians overcame last year’s finalists Arbroath, Stenhousemuir and Ayr before defeating their capital rivals Heriot’s in the Semi Final with George Munsey scoring 120 to help secure a spot in the final.
Ahead of the Final Watsonian’s captain Ewan Chalmers said, “The guys are all very excited for Sunday and we’ve been training hard to make it a success. We’ve had some good battles with Carlton in recent years and I’m sure the Cup final will be no different, so there should be some good cricket on show.
Forfarshire have put a lot of work into their facilities in recent years and they will be excellent hosts for the match and supporters. You don’t get too many chances to play in national finals during your career, so we’ll be looking to enjoy the day and cherish the opportunity.”
Carlton captain Evans said, “It’s always a great day when you get to any final and playing a team down the road in Morningside in a local derby is an exciting prospect. It’s been a tough run to get there but now we can go and enjoy the occasion.”
The match starts at Mackays Forthill at 12 noon on Sunday 20th August with free entry and a BBQ.