When the League Cup appeared at this time last season in a straight knock out format, the Hi Hi’s beat Craigroyston in the opening round before wins over Lothian Thistle and Lochore Welfare took them to a semi final tie against Bo’ness Athletic at Millfield. Over 450 fans saw the West Lothian side edge the tie with the only goal of the game and go on to lift the trophy. The Hi Hi’s start this season’s competition with a home match against fellow Premier League side Luncarty at Millfield. These sides met on a difficult surface at Luncarty two weeks ago, when the home side surprised their visitors by scoring the only goal of the game to take all three points. Haddington, once again, were to regret a series of missed chances, not for the first time this season.

Manager Scott Bonar was pleased to welcome back defender Mikey Robertson last week after a few months on the sidelines. He picked up a bad injury in the Scottish Cup at St Andrews at the start of September and hadn’t played until last Saturday. Seamus Russell is also back in training after being away for several months travelling. The return of these players will be a real boost for the squad and having stopped their losing run last Saturday, will see tomorrows tie as an opportunity to get back to winning ways. With a much anticipated local derby against Dunbar United coming up, a win tomorrow would be a real confidence booster.