Gala Fairydean Rovers visit Newlandsfield on Saturday in the Scottish Cup Second Round, a first competitive meeting between the sides.
Pollok have played two matches in the Scottish Cup, so far this season. A penalty win over Benburb after a 2-2 draw, then a six nil victory away to Penicuik in the last round.
GFR beat Strathspey Thistle, 8-2 in the First Round. Rovers play in the Lowland League and are currently 7th in the table with a record of six wins, two draws, and six defeats, withba points tally of 20. Their form since beating Stathspey Thistle has been win one week, defeat the next, in the four matches played. Last week they went down 4-1 at home against Cumbernauld Colts.
Gala Fairydean Rovers were admitted to the Lowland League in 2013, they changed their name at this point, after a merger of Gala Fairydean and Gala Rovers. Their home ground is Netherdale,which is famous for its Category A listed grandstand. Opened in 1964, the stand was designed by renowned architect, Peter Wormersley.
As Gala Fairydean, the club won the East of Scotland League on eight occasions. They have reached the Third Round of the Scottish Cup five times previously. The last time coming in the 2018-19 season.
John Collins is probably Galashiels most famous football son, he played some games as an amateur for Gala Rovers and then was signed as a 46 year-old for Gala Fairydean Rovers in 2014, due to an injury crisis at the club, Collins was and still is a club ambassador. However, Collins couldn’t receive clearance in time for the injury hit match.
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