The New Saints Of Oswestry Town v Elgin City – Match Preview

On Saturday (October 7 2017), The New Saints of Oswestry Town welcome Scottish League Two side, Elgin City, to Park Hall. The Irn-Bru Cup round three tie will be the first time that the sides have met.

Founded in the late 19th century (1893) the black-and-whites – so named due to the colour of their kit –  currently find themselves in sixth place in the league, in a ten-team division.

They have eleven points from eight matches, with their last game resulting in a 2-2 draw on the road at leaders, Stirling Albion.

 

Elgin City current form

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The City – as they are also know – visit Park Hall without a permanent manger in place, following the departure of Jim Weir. The former St Johnstone defender left for pastures new at the start of the month, taking the reigns at Forfar Athletic.

Back to Saturday’s game, in the event of a draw after ninety minutes – as with our tie against Livingston in the previous round – there will be thirty minutes of extra time, followed by penalties if the teams are still level.

 

“We’re expecting a tough test, they’re going to be up for it. They’ll come and try to frustrate us and they’ve got some good, experienced players there.”

I’ve seen their last three games and if we’re not on it, they will be a threat.”

Scott Ruscoe on Saturday’s game

 

The officials are as follows:

Referee: Andrew Davey (NIR)
Assistants: Phil Thomas (WAL) & John Bryant (WAL)
4th Official: Rob Jenkins (WAL)

Admission to Park Hall is £10 / £5 concessions and you can pay on the turnstile.

The match is live on S4C with a 4.30 pm kick-off, and as always, TNS Radio will be bringing commentary via the link on our website home page (via ‘News’)