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Scottish Cup: Buckie Thistle taken to replay by Cumbernauld Colts while 16 Highland League sides get ready for first round action

By Craig Christie

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BUCKIE Thistle will host Cumbernauld Colts in a first round replay next Saturday following a 1-1 draw at Broadwood on Friday night.

Kyle MacLeod forced a Buckie Thistle replay.
Kyle MacLeod forced a Buckie Thistle replay.

Jags dominated the first half but couldn't get a breakthrough and fell behind to a 55th minute Craig Murray free kick.

A few minutes later Kyle MacLeod levelled for Buckie, who couldn't find a winner in the final half hour.

Fort William exited the tournament at the first hurdle following a 3-0 defeat at East Stirlingshire.

The majority of Highland League clubs are on home soil today with 15 ties, including two sides facing off for Highland League pride.

Nairn County welcome Strathspey Thistle to Station Park while in another all-north tie, Turriff United face a tough trip to Banks o' Dee.

Forres Mechanics have it difficult at home to Lowland League leaders Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic.

Rothes and Keith face first-time Scottish Cup sides in Blackburn United and Darvel, Clach host Dunipace and Formartine United are at home to Cumnock.

Huntly host Fife side Hill of Beath Hawthorn, who lost at Keith last season.

Prestonpans side Preston Athletic visit Lossiemouth, Inverurie Locos host Perth outfit Jeanfield Swifts and Fraserburgh welcome Sauchie Juniors to Bellslea Park.

Brora Rangers head to Edinburgh to take on Tynecastle, Wick Academy are at home to Bo'ness and Brechin welcome Vale of Leithen to Glebe Park.

Deveronvale also have a tough home tie against undefeated East of Scotland side Haddington Athletic.

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