Scottish Cup Guide: Home v Forfar Athletic

Scottish Cup Guide: Home v Forfar Athletic

in #KillieStories November 25, 2018

Killie have been drawn to face Forfar Athletic at home in the fourth round of the 2018/19 Scottish Cup.

The tie at Rugby Park will be played on the weekend of January 19/20, 2019 and is the first fixture following the Scottish Premiership's winter break. 

Here's what you may want to know about our history with the opponents and things to look out for ahead of the game.

Club: Forfar Athletic 
Nickname: The Loons
League Status: Scottish League 1 
Manager: Jim Weir

Who did Forfar beat to reach this stage? 

Forfar beat Lowland League side BSC Glasgow in the third round of this year's competition thanks to goals from John Baird and Lewis Moore.

When did we last play Forfar?

Killie haven't faced Forfar in a competitive fixture since the 1991/92 season when we were in Division 1 together.

Killie ran out 2-0 winners in our last meeting of that campaign with an overall record of three wins and one draw from four meetings that season.

Forfar's last victory over Killie came back in the 1987/88 season.

Who should we look out for? 

Striker John Baird will be known to Scottish football fans having enjoyed spells with Raith Rovers, Dundee, Falkirk and Inverness CT among others.

The 33-year-old featured for the Bairns during our Premiership Play-off final win in 2016 and is Forfar's top scorer this season.

Youngsters Dylan Easton and Thomas Reilly have experienced life in the top flight at St Johnstone and St Mirren respectively while midfielder Mark Hill, on loan from Celtic, enjoyed a loan spell at St Mirren under Jack Ross last season.