Match Preview v Cove Rangers

We have a break from the league this weekend as we get our Scottish Cup campaign underway with a third round tie away at Cove Rangers.

There has only been one previous competitive meeting between the teams, that came on the 9th December 1989. It was again in the Scottish Cup with Queens winning the first round tie by two goals to one.

The hosts who celebrate their centenary next year played in the Highland league until they became a league two side in 2018/2019. Winning promotion at their first attempt they now compete in League one and currently sit top of the table.

Looking ahead to the game, Manager Allan Johnston said “We all know the last game against Inverness was nowhere near good enough and we are looking for a big improvement.

We have a break from the league this weekend as we start our cup campaign. No matter who you play there are no easy games. Cove are a league below but are top of the table and are playing with confidence. We are going there aiming to rebuild our own confidence by getting a positive result and securing a place in the next round”.

Supporters Information

Tickets for the match are available to purchase online via the

Prices for visiting supporters are:

Adults: £14.00

Over 65 & Under 18’s: £11.00

Under 12’s: £7.00

Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day from the ticket booth at the stadium. However, Cove strongly recommend purchasing prior to arrival at the Balmoral Stadium.

Cove Rangers COVID 19 Waiver:

The club has done everything possible to ensure safety, social distancing and hygiene procedures at all times with carefully thought out and rehearsed practices.

By purchasing tickets and entering the ground you agree that Cove Rangers FC will not be held responsible if any site user contracts COVID-19.

By purchasing tickets and entering the ground you are declaring that no member of your household is currently displaying symptoms nor have been displaying symptoms for a period of 14 days prior to arrival at the ground.

Stadium address:

Balmoral Stadium, Wellington Circle, Altens, Aberdeen, AB12 3JG

No supporter parking is available within the stadium car park and stewards will direct supporters with vehicles to a private car parking area nearby.

For those not travelling to the North East there will be a PPV stream of the match via CRFC TV for £12.00.

Match coverage begins at 14:30 on Saturday.

Cove have produced an online match programme.  You can read it here:

There is currently a red weather warning in place, so please check before you travel.  Weather permitting the game will kick off at 3pm.

Next Match

1st Round
New Broomfield
Sat 27th Jul 2024 @ 3:00 PM