Forres draw Strathspey in League Cup
FORRES Mechanics will visit Strathspey Thistle in the first round of this season's Highland League Cup.
The draw for the early rounds of the competition was made on Thursday, handing Mechanics a bye through the preliminary stages.
They will make the trip to Grantown on Saturday, November 17.
Buckie Thistle are the only Moray side drawn into the preliminary round, as they were handed a trip to Nairn County on Saturday. November 3.
The winners of that tie will visit Rothes in the first round a fortnight later.
Lossiemouth host Huntly in round one and Keith are at home to the winners of the other preliminary tie between Clach and Brora.
Preliminary Round (Saturday, November 3)
Clachnacuddin v Brora Rangers
Nairn County v Buckie Thistle
First Round (Saturday, November 17)
Rothes v Nairn County or Buckie Thistle
Fraserburgh v Deveronvale
Strathspey Thistle v Forres Mechanics
Keith v Clachnacuddin or Brora Rangers
Cove Rangers v Turriff United
Fort William v Wick Academy
Formartine United v Inverurie Loco Works
Lossiemouth v Huntly
All ties are played to a finish at the first time of asking.
Second round draw will be held on November 17 with ties played on December 8.
Semi-finals are played on March 16, final on April 6.