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South Challenge Cup draw – R1 and R2

Both the First and Second rounds of the South Challenge Cup 2016-17 were drawn in Edinburgh earlier today. Following discussions, agreement was reached earlier in the spring to revert to an ‘all-in’ draw throughout the competition as was the case in 2007-08 and 2008-09, replacing the most recent format of two zones combining from the Quarter-Finals.

Whitehill Welfare begin their defence of the prestigious trophy with a visit to Moffat to face Upper Annandale while East Stirlingshire’s first venture into the competition will begin at Lockerbie against Mid Annandale. Standout ties in the First Round include newly promoted Civil Service Strollers versus East Kilbride, and Preston Athletic playing host to debutant East of Scotland League club Tweedmouth Rangers.

First Round ties are to be played on Saturday 17th September and Second Round ties on Saturday 15th October; subject to alteration due to ground clashes or by the mutual agreement of the clubs involved.

First Round
Heriot-Watt University v BSC Glasgow
Gala Fairydean Rovers v Heston Rovers
Burntisland Shipyard v Glasgow University
Civil Service Strollers v East Kilbride
Vale of Leithen v Creetown
Preston Athletic v Tweedmouth Rangers
Peebles Rovers v Edinburgh University
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale v Ormiston
Cumbernauld Colts v St Cuthbert Wanderers

Second Round
Hawick Royal Albert v Cumbernauld Colts / St Cuthbert Wanderers
Abbey Vale v Heriot-Watt University / BSC Glasgow
Spartans v Lochar Thistle
Duns v Newton Stewart
Mid Annandale v East Stirlingshire
Civil Service Strollers / East Kilbride v Gala Fairydean Rovers / Heston Rovers
Eyemouth United v Tynecastle
Nithsdale Wanderers v Threave Rovers
Dalbeattie Star v Wigtown & Bladnoch
Upper Annandale v Whitehill Welfare
Burntisland Shipyard / Glasgow University v Dumfries YMCA
Coldstream v Leith Athletic
Lochmaben v Edusport Academy
Gretna 2008 v Vale of Leithen / Creetown
University of Stirling v Peebles Rovers / Edinburgh University
Preston Athletic / Tweedmouth Rangers v Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale / Ormiston

Please note that Selkirk were debarred from the competition for breach of rules.

Ferrari Packaging Lowland League Cup Draw

This season’s Ferrari Packaging Lowland League Cup was drawn in Edinburgh this evening.

First Round

Gala Fairydean Rovers v Vale of Leithen
Edinburgh University v Preston Athletic
Cumbernauld Colts v Threave Rovers
Whitehill Welfare v Spartans
Edinburgh City v Dalbeattie Star
Gretna 2008 v BSC Glasgow
East Kilbride v University of Stirling
bye – Selkirk

Note: the league champion, on intimation of exemption being provided following their being mathematically confirmed, their opponent will receive a bye

Second Round

Cumbernauld Colts / Threave Rovers v Edinburgh University / Preston Athletic
East Kilbride / University of Stirling v Gala Fairydean Rovers / Vale of Leithen
Gretna 2008 / BSC Glasgow v Selkirk
Whitehill Welfare / Spartans v Edinburgh City / Dalbeattie Star


Gretna 2008 / BSC Glasgow / Selkirk v Whitehill Welfare / Spartans / Edinburgh City / Dalbeattie Star
East Kilbride / University of Stirling / Gala Fairydean Rovers / Vale of Leithen v Cumbernauld Colts / Threave Rovers / Edinburgh University Preston Athletic

South Challenge Cup draw

At a meeting of the East of Scotland Football League Board in Edinburgh last night, the draw for the ‘all-in’ stages of the South Challenge Cup was performed. In the First All-In Round – two North-East qualifiers were draw at home to two South-West qualifiers, and two South-West qualifiers were drawn at home to two North-East qualifiers.

First All-In Round
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale v Threave Rovers
Preston Athletic / Heriot-Watt University v Dalbeattie Star
Nithsdale Wanderers v Spartans
East Kilbride v University of Stirling
(ties to be played on Saturday 15th March 2014)

Semi Finals
Lothian Thistle HV / Threave Rovers v East Kilbride / University of Stirling
Nithsdale Wanderers / Spartans v (Preston Athletic / Heriot-Watt University) / Dalbeattie Star
(ties to be played on Saturday 19th April 2014)

(to be played on Saturday 24th May 2014 at a venue to be decided)

Fixtures Published

Lowland League spring fixtures published

Remaining fixtures up until the end of the season have been published, and can be found under the January, February, March, April and May tabs under ‘Fixtures’. League games recommence from Saturday 1st February, with the last day of league fixtures scheduled for Saturday 10th May. Other major dates include the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup Final in March, the Scottish Sun Lowland League Cup Final in April and the season-closing South Challenge Cup Final in May.

Some fixtures are provisional, depending on cup games, whilst the venues of the various cup finals and the dates for some South cups are pending. Please note that the Scottish Sun Lowland League Cup will comprise two Semi-Finals then the Final itself with the winners of Sections A, B and C being joined by the Best Runner-up at the Semi-Final stage. Dates for the Semi-Finals will be announced in due course.

Disclaimer: All fixtures are subject to change as weather, cup competitions and other circumstances dictate.