Volleyball: City of Edinburgh bid to end their Scottish Cup hoodoo

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City of Edinburgh have something to prove as the domestic volleyball season reaches its climax with Scottish Cup finals weekend at Wishaw Sports Centre.

The Capital side face Bon Accord in the final of the men’s Scottish Cup on Sunday for a trophy neither team has won before. Edinburgh lost a league they had led for the entire season when they went down in a two-leg play-off final last weekend. And Barry McGuigan’s side must now pick themselves up if they are to claim the Scottish Cup, which has proved somewhat elusive for them, having lost three previous finals.

But Sunday’s final represents their best chance of success after they edged Bon Accord in the play-off semi-finals, bouncing back after losing the first leg in Aberdeen earlier this month.

In the final of the women’s cup, City of Edinburgh and Troon PA meet for the third time in eight days. Edinburgh came through last weekend’s play-off decider over two legs courtesy of winning the first leg in straight sets. It meant all they had to do was take a set in last Sunday’s return to take the title. But Troon won the return and also beat City in last season’s cup final in another tight affair.

It is a big weekend for the club with City of Edinburgh II, just pipped for promotion to the top flight, facing South Ayrshire in the final of the men’s Thistle Bowl and City of Edinburgh defending their title in the final of the men’s Junior National League against Marr College.