GPH Builders Merchants Highland League Cup hands trophy holders Rothes a trip to Deveronvale or Lossiemouth
Easier access to your trusted, local news. Have a look at our brand new digital subscription packages!
THERE could be three derby ties in the first round of this season's Highland League Cup.
Friday's draw gave Brora Rangers a preliminary round trip to Fort William with the winners away to Wick Academy.
The other prelim match sees Deveronvale host Lossiemouth, with holders Rothes awaiting the visitors of that match in round one.
Inverurie Locos host Huntly in a derby while Formartine United play host to Brechin City's first-ever venture into the tournament.
GPH Builders Merchants signed a two-year deal to become title sponsor of the competition.
Managing Director Grant Shewan, who is also a director at SPFL League Two side Elgin City, said: “We are delighted to help promote Highland League football and continue our longstanding support of sport and community activities in the region.
“We’re thrilled to put the GPH Builders Merchants name to the competition for the next two years, and it’s great the trophy will be played for in front of the loyal supporters who sadly missed out last season.”
GPH Builders Merchants Highland League Cup preliminary round draw (ties October 30)
Fort William v Brora Rangers
Deveronvale v Lossiemouth
First round (November 13)
Keith v Fraserburgh
Buckie Thistle v Nairn County
Inverurie Locos v Huntly
Wick Academy v Fort William or Brora Rangers
Formartine United v Brechin City
Clachnacuddin v Strathspey Thistle
Deveronvale or Lossiemouth v Rothes
Forres Mechanics v Turriff United