The cup game is frozen off again

The limited capacity of Harlaw Park meant that only five hundred tickets were available for Motherwell fans and the failed inspections will have played havoc with the arrangements of those who had hoped to travel. New plans and schemes will be hatched to allow time for the three hour journey from the central belt.

Rule 28c in the Cup Competition Rules states that after the second postponement the clubs must make two attempts to play the tie in succeeding mid-weeks until a decision is reached.

These attempts will be made on Mondays and Wednesdays. So, if Monday's game fails to take place it would appear that the next attempt will be on Wednesday 28 January and so on. There is a provision to play on a Tuesday but if that is chosen the Wednesday must be used for the second attempt in that week.


Life gets even more complicated if postponements mean that the tie is not resolved before the next round of the cup is due.

The disappointment will soon be forgotten assuming we avoid a humiliating loss to the Locos. A home tie against St Mirren is hardly the worst draw we could have had when the fifth round was announced.

A win against Falkirk this weekend should see us travel north with confidence.