The first of two cup finals on the 2nd December sees two of the CSFA C League's high-flyers clash in what is sure to be a intruiging and closely contested clash. Both sides qualified from the same group to reach the semi-finals of the competition and when the two faced each other in the group, they played out a 2-2 draw.
The two have also faced off in league action, with both putting on a terrific show in a 4-4 draw. It seems as though there will be no shortage of goals when the two meet again at Ochilview on Sunday.
Clyde SOF currently sit in third place in the CSFA C League, having played seven games, winning four, drawing two and losing just one against league leaders West Park United Gold.
Clyde performed well in the Scottish Cup this season, reaching the second round of the competition before being knocked out by LFDA B League side Clremont via a penalty shootout.and won four of their five games in the group stage.
Condorrat BC have enjoyed a good start to the season as well. They currently occupy second place in the C League, having played eight games, winning five, drawing one and losing two.
They qualified for the semi-finals by finishing second in their group, just one point behind their opponents this weekend.
Here is how both teams made it to the final:
The draw for the group stage of the C League Cup saw Clyde SOF drawn with Craigburn BC, Rosebank United, North Motherwell BC, Larkhall Thistle and Condorrat BC. First up was a home tie against a tough North Motherwell BC side. A 4-2 win was a good confidence booster ahead of the rest of their group matches.
Next up was Larkhall Thistle away from home. The journey did not seem to have a great effect on their performance and they ran out convincing 5-2 winners.
Another away tie was difficult enough, but against Condorrat the task was made even harder. Clyde turned in a very impressive performance to leave with a 2-2 stalemate.
Back at home and next up was a struggling Rosebank United side. Clyde made their superiority count and ran away with a spectacular 8-0 triumph.
Finally, it was another away tie, this time against Craigburn and Clyde made it two wins out of three away from home in the competition, leaving with a 4-2 win and finl position at the top of the group.
Clyde's reward for topping the group was to be their toughest test as they were put up against West Park United Gold for a place at Ochilview. A stunning back and forth game saw Clyde come out on top 5-4 winners. A well deserved victory for well deserved finalists.
First up for Condorrat was a home mtch against Rosebank United and they showed their strength early on, running away with an 8-0 victory.
Their first away day took them to Lanarkshire to face North Motherwell BC. An even contest against a formidable team ensued and Condorrat had to be satisfied with a 3-3 draw.
Next up was a 2-2 draw with Clyde SOF. Condorrat would surely have been frustrated not to hve made home advantage count on the day.
However, they were back to winning wys in their next match, this time away to Craigburn BC. A 6-3 win left Condorrat with a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals.
To round off the group, Condorrat welcomed Larkhall Thistle, knowing that a win was needed to qualify. They certainly did not crumble under the pressure and produced a 4-2 triumph to advance.
The semi-final paired Condorrat against Rossvale FC Barca. Rossvale advanced as group winners and had beaten Condorrat just one week prior to their cup meetinf. Revenge was certainly on the mind and they earned it and then some, reaching double digits and booking their place at Ochilview.
If these sides previous meetings are anything to go by then expect a high-scoring and evenly matched contest this weekend. Both sides will still be in the hunt for league silverware after this match, but bragging rights, as well as the C League Cup are definitely up for grabs in this one.
Two games so far and two draws. There will have to be a winner on Sunday.
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