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Reminder: You Can Still Support Scottish Football This Month

Date: 24th November 2022

If you’re in Scotland and craving real football this month, instead of consuming the World Cup in Qatar, then I’m here to tell you that you can! 

Yes the higher echelons of our men’s game have taken a break till the festive period because of Fifa’s main competition but if you look further down the pyramid then you’ll notice games are still taking place. 

The West of Scotland have a bumper fixture list this weekend and throughout the next month (weather permitting). If you want one of the tastiest pies in the game then checkout Beith versus Irvine Meadow IX on Saturday. Pollok versus Darvel should provide a tense nighttime encounter on the 7th of December. 

Over in the East Of Scotland you’ll be able to see the likes of Penicuik Athletic, Linlithgow Rose, Musselburgh Athletic and Sauchie Juniors flexing their muscles in November and December! 

In the tier above the Lowland League is also bursting with fixtures in the upcoming weeks. League leaders Rangers B face a tricky home tie in Dumbarton against Open Goal Broomhill on the 29th of this month. The University of Stirling have been highly impressive this season and they’ll be up against East Stirlingshire on the 7th of December. 

The Highland League has some enticing ties coming up as well including Brora Rangers vs Clachnacuddin (Nov 26th), Keith vs Fraserburgh (3rd Dec) and Brechin City vs Deveronvale (Dec 10th).

The Women’s game is still going strong too. This Sunday Partick Thistle Women’s FC take on Glasgow City at Petershill Park and it’s a Family Fun Day too. Kids enter for free and they’ll have fun actives such as face painting, beat the Kingsley, a selfie station and a meet the team event. On the same day Rangers host Celtic live on BBC Alba and Easter Road will host the Edinburgh derby as Hibs await Hearts. 

There’s obviously a crucial weekend in the Scottish Cup this weekend too. While the Scottish Championship and Leagues 1 and 2 are still playing week in and week out, I thought it would be good to check out the lower leagues! 

All of these games and teams strive to do more within their communities. The play is often at a higher standard than fair-weather or glory hunting fans think. The grub is often superior than what you’d get in the leagues higher up. The pricing is a lot more affordable and the stadia are often dog friendly too (just check beforehand). 

Forget all the hoo-ha that comes with this winter’s World Cup (still feels strange), it has quite often been devoid of any passion and is certainly not a fan friendly experience. Take a trip to a local club and I’m guessing you’ll have a much better time of it! 

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