- Created: Saturday, 21 September 2019 11:57
- Published: Saturday, 21 September 2019 11:57
- Written by Stephen Shand
Scottish Cup First Round
Buckie Thistle v Civil Service Strollers
Buckie duo Jay Cheyne and Declan Milne are back from loan spells and in the squad to face Civil Service Strollers at Victoria Park. Daniel Bell and Kieran Adams are away with work, while Scott Graham, Sam Morrison, John McLeod, Cieran McLean and Shaun Carrol are all out injured.
Caledonian Braves v Rothes
Ross Jack takes charge of Rothes for the first time against Caledonian Braves at Alliance Park, and he'll be without Steven Anderson due to work commitments. Dale Wood and Alistair Stark will both face late fitness tests, while Jack Maley hasn't trained this week due to an ankle injury. Jamie Duff will be assessed as it's an astroturf pitch, which could aggravate his knee problem.
Forres Mechanics v Banks o' Dee
Forres host Junior cracks Banks o' Dee and they add midfielder Declan Hughes to the squad after he signed on loan from Ross County. Stuart Soane and Calum Howarth will both have late fitness tests.
Fort William v Vale of Leithen
Fort take on Lowland League strugglers Vale of Leithen at Claggan Park and boss Russell McMorran has a full squad to choose from, including new signing Iain Maclellan who returned to the club this week.
Fraserburgh v Bonnyrigg Rose
Fraserburgh host Lowland League leaders Bonnyrigg Rose at Bellslea and they'll be missing Bryan Hay through suspension.
Rose will be aiming to improve on last season's first round exit to Deveronvale, while Broch got to the third round before losing to Auchinleck Talbot.
Inverurie Locos v Wick Academy
Locos and Wick clash at Harlaw Park and the home side will be without the suspended Morgan Cook. Calum Dingwall is also out, while Neil Gauld and Jamie Michie are doubtful and will face late fitness tests.
Wick will travel without Marc Macgregor, Jack Henry, Gordon Clarke and Grant Steven, who are all injured. Danny Mackay is also doubtful due to work commitments.
Keith v University of Stirling
Keith will be out to revenge last season's first round defeat when Stirling Uni. visit Kynoch Park. Scott Begg played his last game for the club last weekend before moving to Dubai, Jamie Macallister has his wedding and Josh Bolton is also unavailable. James Brownie is also struggling with an ankle knock, but Ryan Spink returns to the squad. Boss Dean Donaldson is likely to include himself in the squad with so many players out.
Linlithgow Rose v Huntly
Huntly make the trip to Prestonfield to take on East of Scotland Premier League side Linlithgow Rose. It's sure to be a tough test for the Strathbogie men, with Rose sitting in second place in the EoS Premier League table.
Nairn County v Clach
Nairn face local Highland League rivals Clach and they'll be without Tom McLennan through injury. Kenny McKenzie is available again and returns to the squad.
Clach have lost only once to Nairn in seven league meetings, they'll hope to build on that run at Station Park.
Spartans v Deveronvale
Vale make the trip to Edinburgh to meet Spartans at Ainslie Park. Courtney Cooper and Kevin Adams miss out for the Banff men. Scott Dunn could make his debut alongside his brother Michael after signing for the club this week.
Strathspey Thistle v Lossiemouth
Another all-Highland League clash takes place at Seafield Park, where Strathspey take on Lossiemouth. Jags boss Gordon Nicolson had a full squad to choose from.
Lossie duo Ally Bellingham and Ross Elliott are unavailable, while Scott Campbell and Dean McCall are both out injured.
Turriff Utd v Formartine Utd
Turriff take on Formartine at The Haughs, and they'll look to repeat the good performance they produced in their recent league meeting. The homesters are looking for their first Scottish Cup victory in five years.
Formartine recently completed the signing of Cove defender Darryn Kelly and he could make his debut today. The visitors haven't suffered a first round loss in the cup since 2013.