Dumfries goalkeeper denies cup tie swearing charge

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Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court
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The goalkeeper denied the offence when he appeared at Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court

A goalkeeper has denied committing a breach of the peace by shouting and swearing at an opponent before a game.

Vincent Parker, 26, of Terregles Street, Dumfries, plays for South of Scotland league side Threave Rovers.

He is charged with committing the offence at his club's Meadow Park ground prior to a cup tie with Dumfries side Crichton in September last year.

At Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court, a trial date was fixed for 5 May and Mr Parker was allowed bail.

He denied shouting and swearing at Crichton player Ian Quinn.

Their sides were due to meet in a cup semi-final in Castle Douglas but the game was called off.

At a previous sitting last month, Mr Parker failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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