Huntly’s Allan Hale still has Scottish Cup hope
Huntly boss Allan Hale hopes they will still get their crack at Scottish Cup splendor this season.
Prior to football listed below the Champion in Scotland being shutdown last month, the Black and Golds advanced to the second round of the competitors.
They are due to face League One attire Dumbarton at The Rock Stadium, with a home tie against Aberdeen in round three the benefit for the winner.
However, with the existing suspension of lower league football continuing up until at least February 14, there has yet to be any indication regarding how the Scottish Cup might be completed.
Christie Park manager Hale said: “We all hope that game can be played and we get the chance to deal with Dumbarton.
” It’s a nationwide competition and they finished last season’s not so long back.
” I ‘d hope and expect that the Scottish Cup will proceed and they will not cancel it.
” We don’t understand at the minute and it will depend upon how things are across the country with Covid-19.
” But I ‘d hope we’ll get the Dumbarton game played, the players have worked extremely hard to get to this point coming through two hard ties and it would be frustrating if it was taken away from them.”
The Scottish Cup run Huntly have actually enjoyed with triumphes over Lowland League sides Dalbeattie Star (3-0) and Cumbernauld Colts (3-1) have actually been the highlights of their season to date.
In the Highland League they have actually drawn two and lost one, however Hale was pleased with their start to the campaign prior to last month’s suspension.
He added: “We’ve come through two challenging ties and they were ties I don’t believe many individuals expected us to make it through.
” However we’ve come through them actually well scoring 6 objectives and only yielding one.
” The gamers have put in two strong efficiencies which has offered us the opportunity to play a League One side in Dumbarton.
” Economically it’s helped the club massively with the earnings created, so I think the cup has been a real favorable for us.
” However even in the league the form has been quite consistent, we were unbeaten in four in all competitors before the shutdown.
” It’s practically trying to turn those draws into wins, which is something we require to do.
” But four video games unbeaten is pretty great going and it’s just regrettable things came to a halt when they did since we felt we were developing a bit of momentum.”
Hale took over as Huntly manager in June and he feels the Black and Golds have actually made development, in spite of the tricky conditions they have actually had to run in.
He said: “I believe we have actually made development. It was tough being available in, due to the fact that we ‘d lost a number of players and needed to recruit with generally no budget plan at all.
” That’s been the very same for every club, not just Huntly. However no club was going to invest money when you don’t understand when income might begin can be found in once again.
” We’ve had to hire with young boys can be found in on loan to attempt to have a competitive group and have more choices readily available to us.
” We feel we’ve managed to do that well under the situations and I think we have actually seen excellent strides of improvement from the players.
” They keep working hard and there’s an excellent energy and spirit in the club and there’s a real positive outlook.”
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