- Created: Saturday, 24 November 2018 10:48
- Published: Saturday, 24 November 2018 10:48
- Written by Stephen Shand
Scottish Cup Third Round
Cowdenbeath v Brora Rangers
Brora make the long trip to Fife to take on Cowdenbeath as they look to repeat last season's excellent cup run, when they made it to a Fifth Round clash at Premier League Kilmarnock.
Neil Macdonald and Gavin Morrison are the only absentees for the Cattachs.
Fraserburgh v Auchinleck Talbot
Fraserburgh have a home tie against Ayrshire side Auchinleck Talbot, who knocked out Highland League leader's Cove Rangers in a replay in the last round.
A win for the Broch could see them land another plum draw in Round Four, after meeting Rangers at that stage last term.
Queen of the South v Formartine Utd
Formartine face a big test in Dumfries against mid-table Championship side Queen of the South, who include the league's top goalscorer Stephen Dobbie in their ranks.
United will be out to take another league scalp and reach the Fourth Round for the third year on the trot.
Clach v Cove Rangers
Clach take on top of the table Cove at Grant Street and they'll be without Dougie Maclennan, who's recovering from a nose operation. Stuart Leslie also misses out due to work commitments.
Paul McManus and Ryan Strachan remain out for the visitors, who will be aiming to maintain their one hundred percent league record. Eric Watson and Scott Ross are available again and return to the squad.
Forres Mechanics v Keith
Forres entertain Keith at Mosset Park and they'll hope to improve their league form after only one win in their last four outings. Graham Fraser is suspended for the home side, while Stuart soane (hamstring) Martin Groat (ankle) and Craig McGovern (knee) are all out injured.
Keith are without Scott Begg, who is offshore, Ryan Spink due to work commitments and Jamie McCallister, who should be available to return next week.
Fort William v Rothes (2pm)
Fort William face Rothes at Claggan Park and the home said will hope to repeat the performance that saw them earn a point against Clach in their last home league outing.
Rothes travel without the unavailable midfield duo of Alan Pollock and Craig Cormack. A return to winning ways coukd see the visitors climb as high as tenth in the table, depending on results elsewhere.
Inverurie Locos v Buckie Thistle
Locos take on Buckie at Harlaw Parl and the home side will be looking to take advantage of the three clibs around them all being in Scittish Cup action. Greg Mitchell, Connor Rennie, Johnny Smith, Andy Hunter and Nicky Gordon all miss out for Locos, while Stuart Duff is suspended.
Buckie's injury list includes Daniel bell (knee), Kevin Fraser (ankle), Hamish Munro (hip), John McLeod (hip), Ceiran McLean (knee), Scott Adams (hamstring), Jay Cheyne (ankle) and Shaun Carroll (hamstring).
Lossiemouth v Deveronvale
Lossie's Aaron McLean is out injured and will miss the visit of Deveronvale to Grant Park. The Coasters will be keen to avoid a repeat of the seven-goal drubbing they suffered at the hands of today's opponents on the opening day of the season.
Harry Noble is suspended for Vale, but Graeme Watt is available again and returns to the squad. The Banff men recorded a superb win at Fraserburgh in the League Cup last time out.
Strathspey Thistle v Wick Academy
Richard Tawse and John Cameron both miss out with work commitments for Strathspey, otherwise boss Gordon Nicolson has the squad at his disposal as last weekend for the home clash with Wick.
Wick travel without Michael Steven, Andy Hardwick, Alan Hughes, Grant Mcnab and Richard MacAdie. Sean McCarthy, Grant Steven and Jack Henry return to the squad.
Turriff Utd v Huntly
Turriff take on Huntly at The Haughs and will need to bounce back from conceding eight at Cove in the League Cup last time out.
Huntly will be missing Darren Wood through work commitments and Matty Johnson with a broken thumb. Alex Thoirs and Matthew Macdonald return to the squad.