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Scottish Cup second round draw: Highland League clubs set to hit the road while Elgin City draw Clydebank


By Craig Christie

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THE Scottish Cup second round draw wasn't too kind to Highland League clubs.

Scottish Cup
Scottish Cup

Callum Davidson, boss of cup holders St Johnstone, drew the names out of the bowl and gave the majority of Highland League clubs a road trip.

Rothes' reward for their 2-1 win at Blackburn United yesterday is a visit to either Newtongrange Star or Dalbeattie Star, who drew 1-1 yesterday.

Huntly's 3-0 success over Hill of Beath earned them a visit to League Two bottom side Stenhousemuir.

Brora Rangers will be on home soil against Albion Rovers, who were ousted from last season's competition by Buckie Thistle.

Buckie have a first round replay at home to Cumbernauld Colts on Saturday and if they get through they are away to league Two leaders Kelty Hearts.

Elgin City head for Home Park to face Clydebank, who were 7-0 winners against Dalkeith Thistle on Saturday.

Formartine could face a rematch with Forfar Athletic, who defeated them in the SPFL Trust Trophy this season, if they win their replay against Cumnock.

And Banks o' Dee, who defeated one Highland League side in Turriff United, face another as they host Nairn County, 4-0 winners against Strathspey Thistle yesterday.

Scottish Cup second round draw (ties played weekend of October 23):

Cowdenbeath v Civil Service Strollers

Preston Athletic v Auchinleck Talbot

Clydebank v Elgin City

Brechin City v Deveronvale or Haddington Athletic

Stenhousemuir v Huntly

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Gala Fairydean Rovers

Dunbar United v Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale or Edinburgh University

East Stirlingshire v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic

Broomhill v Tranent Juniors

Annan Athletic v Jeanfield Swifts

Edinburgh City v Wick Academy or Bo'ness United

Sauchie Juniors v Dunipace

Berwick Rangers or Gretna 2008 v Stirling Albion

Banks o' Dee v Nairn County

Kelty Hearts v Cumbernauld Colts or Buckie Thistle

Formartine United or Cumnock Juniors v Forfar Athletic

Stranraer v Darvel

Brora Rangers v Albion Rovers

Newtongrange Star or Dalbeattie Star v Rothes

East Kilbride v University of Stirling

There was cup disappointment for a number of Highland League sides in the first round.

Lossiemouth were defeated 3-0 at home to Preston Athletic while Forres Mechanics lost 2-0 at home to Lowland League leaders Bonnyrigg Rose.

Deveronvale drew 2-2 with Haddington Athletic and Wick Academy were held by Bo'ness United by the same scoreline.

Keith went down 2-1 to cup newcomers Darvel and Inverurie Locos found Jeanfield Swifts too hot to handle at Harlaw Park, losing 3-0.

Highland League leaders Fraserburgh crashed 2-1 at home to Sauchie Juniors but Brechin City were comfortable 5-0 winners over Vale of Leithen.

The biggest Highland League winners were Brora who polished off Tynecastle 6-0.

There were 100 goals scored on Saturday's First Round ties, as 22 sides booked their place in Sunday's Second Round draw.

They join East Stirlingshire in the draw, as they defeated Fort William 3-0 on Friday night, while a 1-1 draw between Cumbernauld Colts and Buckie Thistle mean they will go to a replay.

The most eye-catching result of the day was East Kilbride's 10-1 away victory over Coldstream, Broomill put six past Glasgow University, and St Cuthbert Wanderers secured an 8-0 victory over Wigtown & Bladnoch.

First round results:

East Stirlingshire 3-0 Fort William (Friday)

Cumbernauld Colts 1-1 Buckie Thistle

Banks O’Dee 1-0 Turriff United

Blackburn United 1-2 Rothes

Brechin City 5-0 Vale of Leithen

Broomhill 6-0 Glasgow University

Caledonian Braves 0-1 University of Stirling

Clachnacuddin 1-2 Dunipace

Clydebank 7-0 Dalkeith Thistle

Coldstream 1-10 East Kilbride

Deveronvale 2-2 Haddington Athletic

Dunbar United 2-0 Camelon

Formartine United 2-2 Cumnock

Forres Mechanics 0-2 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic

Fraserburgh 1-2 Sauchie Juniors

Golspie Sutherland 0-3 Civil Service Strollers

Huntly 3-0 Hill of Beath Hawthorn

Inverurie Loco Works 0-3 Jeanfield Swifts

Irvine Meadow XI 1-3 Auchinleck Talbot

Keith 1-2 Darvel

Lossiemouth 0-3 Preston Athletic

Nairn County 4-0 Strathspey Thistle

Newtongrange Star 1-1 Dalbeattie Star

Penicuik Athletic 1-3 Tranent Juniors

Spartans 0-1 Gala Fairydean Rovers

Tynecastle 0-6 Brora Rangers

Wick Academy 2-2 Bo’ness United

Wigtown & Bladnoch 0-8 St Cuthbert Wanderers

Berwick Rangers v Gretna 2008 (Monday)



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