CUMNOCK lost out on a “considerable amount” of money after Coupar Angus pulled the plug on their Junior Cup second round match writes Stephen Bark

The teams had been due to face off at Townhead Park on Saturday at 2.30pm but the Perthshire side informed the SJFA that they wouldn’t be able to field a team just 26hrs before kick-off.

With programmes printed and match sponsors lined-up, president Willie McVake was understandably disappointed.

He told the Chronicle: “We’re always prepared for a match and it’s disappointing to be told at 12.45pm the day before that the game isn’t going ahead. We’ve lost a considerable amount of money.

“We had 20 matchday sponsors lined up.

“And we’ve had to pay for the programmes because we couldn’t stop them from being printed.

“Fortunately we were able to stop the catering, the comercial manager hadn’t organised it yet.

“They must’ve known earlier in the week that they wouldn’t be able to field a team.

“It’s not good enough.

“Peter [Leonard] and the team were disappointed as well because they were looking forward to the game.

“It’s just one of those things, at least we’re in the next round.”