The Betfred Cup continues with Kelty playing in their 3rd Group C /tie, this time against Peterhead.
Kelty Hearts saw their 26 games unbeaten in the league come to an end on Saturday after losing 1-0 to fellow title challengers East Kilbride. Saturdays result shouldn’t distract from the job at hand on Tuesday evening as Kelty look to pick up their first points in the Betfred Cup,
Visitors Peterhead have endured a difficult start to their league campaign picking up three points from their opening 4 games, Saturday came down to just the one goal for Peterhead also as they went down 3-2 at home to Montrose. Their Betfred campaign however has started well with the Aberdeenshire side picking up a maximum 6 points from their first two outings in the cup.
Head to Head
Tuesday night won’t be the first meeting between the two sides having previously met in the Scottish Cup back in 2018.
In their previous meeting it was Peterhead who were eventual winners finishing 3-2 after 90 minutes of football. Kelty did make it difficult for the side who went on to win the SPFL League 2 that season with Craig Chalmers equalising after 20 minutes and Matty Gay scoring a consolation goal on the 92nd minutes.
Two of Kelty’s current squad started in that match, but for Peterhead, Jamie Stevenson and Paddy Boyle will be familiar with the Blue Toon having played their prior to making the switch to Maroon this year.
Players to Watch
Thomas Reilly has been a consistent starter for Kelty this season forming a solid partnership with Michael Tidser in the Central Midfielder position.
Peterhead have an experienced midfield which includes regular starters Si Ferry and Scott Brown who have 252 league appearance between them for Peterhead, Reilly alongside Tidser in the middle of the Park will need to maintain that sharpness that has helped control the pace of games so far this season.
We caught up with Reilly last week, listen HERE.
Where to Watch
Tuesday evenings match will be streamed Live on KeltyHeartsTV HERE.
Commentary Team of Shaun Spedding and Logan Bak will be on hand to bring you all the action.
Match Preview by Shaun Spedding.