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Cup Draw

By Hugh Barrow

National Cup Draw

The Scottish Cup and National League Cup draws for the 2018/19 season have been made.

Champions Melrose will play Boroughmuir at Meggetland in their opening game in the Scottish Cup while runners-up on Silver Saturday, Stirling County, play host to Glasgow Hawks.

Two Borders derbies feature in the Scottish Cup with Hawick playing Gala at Mansfield Park and Jed-Forest taking on Selkirk.

Heriot’s and newly promoted Edinburgh Accies will also play an Edinburgh derby in the opening round.

Edinburgh’s Callum Hunter-Hill made the draw at BT Murrayfield and has competed in the Scottish Cup in previous years.

He said: “The Scottish Cup is always an exciting competition and I’m certain this year’s tournament will be no different.

It’s great to see so many clubs from across the country competing for silverware and getting the opportunity to play some teams that they don’t often face.”

Dumfries Saints, who shocked Kelso in the final of the inaugural National League Cup will travel to play Orkney as they begin their title defence.

Beaten finalists Kelso will host a Borders derby against St Boswells while the top two finishers from last season’s National League 2, Highland and Glasgow Accies, open their campaigns against each other.

The format remains the same as last season with 16 teams set to compete in a knock-out competition, featuring all ten clubs from the Premiership and the top six clubs from National League 1.

The remaining six National League 1 teams and all BT National League 2 and 3 clubs will go head-to-head in the National League Cup competition.

Scottish Cup Round 1 (ties to be played on Saturday 24 November)
Heriot’s v Edinburgh Accies

Watsonians v Marr

Boroughmuir v Melrose

Ayr v Dundee HSFP

Jed-Forest v Selkirk

GHA v Currie Chieftains

Stirling County v Glasgow Hawks

Hawick v Gala

Further Rounds

Quarter Final – Saturday 16 February 2019

Semi-Final – Saturday 30 March 2019

Final – Saturday 27April 2019

National League Cup Round 1 (ties to be played on Saturday 25 August)
Musselburgh v Biggar

Glasgow Accies v Highland

Carrick v Stewart’s Melville

Kelso v St Boswells

Preston Lodge v Hillhead Jordanhill

West of Scotland v Murrayfield Wanderers

Perthshire v Whitecraigs

Orkney v Dumfries Saints

Ardrossan Accies v Aberdeen Grammar

Cartha Queen’s Park v GHK

Peebles v Caithness

Newton Stewart v Haddington

Gordonians v Kirkcaldy

Lasswade v Howe of Fife

Byes – Falkirk and Hamilton

Further Rounds

Second Round – 24 November 2018

Quarter Final – Saturday 16 February 2019

Semi-Final – Saturday 30 March 2019

Final – Saturday 20 April 2019

Updated 14:25 - 22 Jun 2018 by Hugh Barrow

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