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Home draw for holder Rothes in North of Scotland Cup while Forres Mechanics host Lossiemouth in Moray derby


By Craig Christie

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Rothes will kick off their North of Scotland Cup defence with a home tie against Nairn County or Elgin City in the coming season.

Rothes won the North Cup beating Brora in the final last season. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Rothes won the North Cup beating Brora in the final last season. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

The draw has spared the Speysiders a first round tie on Wednesday July 27 and sent them straight into the quarter-finals.

If Ross Jack's side can overcome Nairn or Elgin - who meet at Station Park in round one - they have another home tie in the last eight against Clach or Wick

Also meeting in the quarter-finals are Moray rivals Forres Mechanics and Lossiemouth who clash at Mosset Park on August 17.

The winners of that tie are at home in the semis on August 31.

First round draw (July 27)

Nairn County v Elgin City

Strathspey Thistle v Golspie Sutherland

Quarter-finals (August 17)

Brora Rangers v Strathspey or Golspie

Clachnacuddin v Wick Academy

Forres Mechanics v Lossiemouth

Rothes v Nairn or Elgin

Semi-finals (August 31)

Forres or Lossie v Brora, Strathspey or Golspie

Rothes, Nairn or Elgin v Clach or Wick



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