Donate A Ticket is a not-for-profit website which enables clubs to benefit from supporters making online donations to assist them financially during the current unprecedented hiatus to Scottish football.

Thirty two clubs entered the Donate A Ticket Scottish Cup and, having comfortably seen off Thorniewood United in round one, Stirling Albion were drawn away from home against Pollok FC in the last 16.

In order to ensure that a local charity also benefited from our participation, we nominated Start Up Stirling to receive 50% of our total donations.

Ties run from Thursday evening through to Sunday evening and, after a slow start by both clubs, the battle was well and truly joined as full-time approached on the Sunday! Nip and tuck entering the final few minutes, it wasn’t until after the whistle was blown that Stirling Albion were declared the winners by 292 virtual tickets to 258.

With every donation equating to £5, the staggering total of £1,460 saw Start Up Stirling benefit to the tune of £730!

We will find out who our quarter-final opponents are early evening on Thursday 4 June but we have already decided that our chosen charity – again receiving 50% of money raised – will be Strathcarron Hospice. Fingers crossed for another high-scoring match!

Picture: SAFC Club Board members Stuart Brown and Colin Rowley made the short trip to Start Up’s HQ and presented a cheque to their General Manager, Glenda McWatt. Glenda expressed her gratitude on behalf of everyone at Start Up Stirling, especially at this extremely busy and challenging time.