Still time to snap up your cup tickets

FORFAR fans have been taking the opportunity to snap up their tickets for the forthcoming Scottish Cup fourth round clash with premier league club Aberdeen.

It will be a football first for Loons supporters on Saturday. January 7, for Forfar and Aberdeen have never met in competitive action since 1923.

Tickets went on sale at Station Park over the weekend and on Monday evening, with over 600 snapped up so far.

With the Aberdeen allocation at 2,900, that could mean a crowd of between 3,500 and 4,000 for the big match, which will see former Forfar player and manager Archie Knox returning to the town as Aberdeen assistant boss to Craig Brown.

The tickets will continue on sale at Station Park this coming Saturday between 10 am and 11 am and on Monday evening between 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

So, if you are still looking for the ideal Christmas present for a family member or friend who is a footie fan a ticket for the game could be the answer.

Prices are as follows:- stand: adults, £16; concessions (65 and and over and under-17s), £10; Ground: adults, £14; concessions £8.

Meanwhile, back to the league, and the Loons are facing a hectic run-up to the festive season if the weather holds up.

At the time of going to press on Tuesday (yesterday), the Station Park surface had been deemed playable ahead of the re-arranged home fixture with Stirling Albion, although there were forecasts of snow in various parts of Tayside that same day.

If the game was played you will know the outcome by the time you are reading this. If it was postponed, the game is on the back burner until the third midweek in February.

This coming Saturday, the Loons have a tough ask when they make the short trip to Gayfield to take on title-chasing Arbroath.

Gayfield usually avoids the frost, so, unless there is heavy snow or the wind is deemed far too fierce, that game should go on.

Then there could be another home match on Tuesday evening of next week.

At the time of going to press on Tuesday (yesterday) it had been confirmed that the Forfar-East Fife match, postponed on Saturday past due to frost, had been re-arranged for then, the game kicking off at 7.30 pm.

That’s it until after Christmas, with Forfar due to entertain Airdrie United on Monday, December 26 and then set to first foot near-neighbours Brechin City on Monday, January 2 - ahead of that mouth-watering and hopefully money-spinning Scottish Cup fourth round tie with the Dons the following Saturday.