- Created: Wednesday, 01 September 2021 23:56
- Published: Wednesday, 01 September 2021 23:56
- Written by Stephen Shand
The draw for the First Round of the Scottish Cup has been made, here are the ties involving Highland League clubs:
Banks o' Dee v Turriff Utd
Blackburn Utd v Rothes
Brechin City v Vale of Leithen
Clach v Dunipace
Cumbernauld Colts v Buckie Thistle
Deveronvale v Haddington Athletic
East Stirling v Fort William
Formartine Utd v Cumnock
Forres Mechanics v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Fraserburgh v Sauchie Juniors
Huntly v Hill of Beath Hawthorn
Inverurie Locos v Jeanfield Swifts
Keith v Darvel
Lossiemouth v Preston Athletic
Nairn County v Strathspey Thistle
Tynecastle v Brora Rangers
Wick Academy v Bo'Ness Utd
Ties are due to be played over the weekend of Saturday 18th September
Brora Rangers v Nairn County
Brora have returned to form with three straight wins, they’ll hope to continue that run against Nairn County at Dudgeon Park. Martin Maclean, Ally Macdonald, Andrew Macrae and Colin Williamson miss out, but John Pickles is available again and returns to the squad.
Nairn travel without the unavailable Callum Howarth, Tom McLennan, Fraser Dingwall, Liam Shewan and Max Ewan.
Clach v Turriff Utd
Clach are unbeaten in four league matches as they take on Turriff United at Grant Street. Connor Bunce and Ryan Mackintosh both return to the squad, but Steven Kelly misses out.
Turriff produced a superb fightback from three goals down to grab a point at home to Strathspey in midweek. They’ll hope to build on that result in Inverness.
Formartine Utd v Buckie Thistle
Formartine will aim to bounce back from their midweek defeat at Brechin when Buckie Thistle visit North Lodge Park. Stuart Anderson is likely to miss out through injury, but Daniel Park returned in midweek and will be in the squad.
Adam MacLeod is out with a knee injury for the visitors, while Hamish Munro and Scott Adams are also struggling with injuries. Lewis Dunbar and Lyall Booth have both left the club.
Forres Mechanics v Lossiemouth
Forres host Lossiemouth at Mosset Park and they’ll be without Owen Paterson through suspension, and the injured Owen Loveland (fractured ribs) and Joe Gauld (knee). Four other players have minor muscle strains, but they will need to play due to a lack of numbers. Dale Wood returns from a lengthy ban.
Lossie remain without Ally Bellingham due to a knee injury, while Brodie Allen is doubtful and new signing Ryan Farquhar is a few weeks away from fitness. Jared Kennedy and Dean Stewart could return to the squad.
Fort William P-P Brechin City