Coldstream have started their William Hill Scottish Cup journey earlier than any other team in the first round of the competition. The team from the Borders region set off on their marathon 600 mile round-trip to Wick on Friday morning in high spirits.
The Captain John Crawford is relishing the trip to Wick Its really exciting for us to be heading up to the Highlands. We have a lot of new players in the team and itll be a great bonding exercise for the lads.
Wick might be 300 miles away in distance, but we dont think therell be too much difference on the pitch.
William Hill, the Scottish Cup sponsors, have supplied a luxury coach for the team to travel up to the game and the Streamers Chairman Steve Wright was thrilled with the gift from the new Cup sponsors. It was a really nice gesture by William Hill to put on the coach for us. Its a mammoth trip up to the Highlands and its nice to be travelling up in a bit of luxury.
We havent the best record in the Scottish Cup, but were hopeful of getting a positive result against a very good Wick team. The bookies dont fancy our chances, but we hope theyre proved wrong.
Wick are the 1/4 favourites with the sponsors who make Coldstream 6/1 with the draw on offer at 9/2.
Coldstream have lost 18 of their last 20 Scottish Cup ties so the omens don’t look too good for the Streamers, said William Hill spokesman Tony Kenny, However, theyre a young squad and theyll go to Wick without any fear of the Highlanders.
The odds suggest a Wick victory, but so far our punters are betting on the draw.
The trip to Coldstream was the third leg of the William Hill Scottish Cup visits. The SFA and William Hill are taking the Cup on a tour of the country and giving the real fans a chance to get their hands on the oldest Cup trophy in Association football.
On Wednesday, the Cup was in Fort William in the Highlands where the Fort were due to play Boness United. Unfortunately this game has been postponed.
On Thursday, the Cup went to the William Hill shop in Galashiels ahead of the big Borders derby clash between Gala Fairydean and Hawick Royal Albert in Selkirk. The region which is traditionally a rugby area, but football will be the focus of attention tomorrow afternoon when the more than local pride will be at stake.
Latest William Hill Cup Betting from the sponsors
1/6 Culter 5/1 Draw 9/1 Burntisland Ship.
23/10 Dalbeattie Star 11/4 Draw 4/5 Inverurie Loco
8/13 Edinburgh City 16/5 Draw 11/4 Brora Rangers
15/8 Edinburgh Univ 3/1 Draw 10/11 Whitehill Welfare
5/1 Forres Mechanics 19/5 Draw 1/3 Irvine Meadow
14/1 Fort William 7/1 Draw 1/14 Boness Utd – OFF
2/5 Fraserburgh 10/3 Draw 9/2 Civil Service Strollers
1/5 Gala Fairydean 5/1 Draw 7/1 Hawick Royal Albert
7/1 Glasgow Univ 5/1 Draw 1/5 Cove Rangers
3/10 Huntly 7/2 Draw 13/2 Newton Stewart
7/1 Lossiemouth 5/1 Draw 1/5 Auchinleck Talbot
2/7 Nairn 4/1 Draw 6/1 Selkirk
11/8 Rothes 5/2 Draw 11/8 Clachnacuddin
11/4 St Cuthbert’s W 16/5 Draw 8/13 Keith
5/4 Vale of Leithen 13/5 Draw 6/4 Girvan
1/4 Wick Academy 9/2 Draw 6/1 Coldstream
10/3 Wigtown 10/3 Draw 1/2 Preston Ath
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10/1 Non SPL Winner
9/2 Non SPL Side in Final
7/2 Old Firm to meet in the Final
5/1 Non League Side to Reach Fifth Round
50/1 Non League Side to Beat an SPL Side
Which Non League Side will progress Furthest?
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7/1 Auchinleck Talbot
7/1 Bo’ness United
7/1 Irvine Meadow
10/1 Threave Rovers
12/1 Cove Rangers
16/1 Whitehill Welfare
Which Highland League Cup will Progress Furthest?
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7/1 Cove Rangers
10/1 Nairn County
14/1 Inverurie Loco Works
14/1 Wick Academy
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25/1 Brora Rangers
50/1 Fort William
Which East of Scotland Side will Progress Furthest?
5/1 Edinburgh City
6/1 Whitehill Welfare
8/1 Preston Athletic
10/1 Edinburgh University
12/1 Civil Service Strollers
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Which South of Scotland Side will Progress Furthest?
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10/1 Newton Stewart
10/1 St Cuthbert Wanderers
10/1 Wigtown & Bladnoch
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2/1 Auchinleck Talbot
2/1 Bo’ness United
2/1 Irvine Meadow
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