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Holders Nairn County to face Inverness Caley Thistle in first round of North of Scotland Cup


By Will Clark

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Nairn County won the North of Scotland Cup last season. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Nairn County won the North of Scotland Cup last season. Picture: Callum Mackay.

HOLDERS Nairn County will face Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the first round of the North of Scotland Cup.

The draw has been for the opening stages, quarter finals and semi finals of the competition.

The competition has been split into a North Section and East Section, where the winners of each section will then meet in the final either on Saturday, October 12 or Sunday, October 13.

Nairn County are the holders of the North of Scotland Cup after famously beating Ross County 5-4 in the final last season at Grant Street Park in Inverness.

Elsewhere in the East Section, Clachnacuddin will host Strathspey Thistle at Grant Street Park. Fort William take on Lossiemouth at Claggan Park and Forres Mechanics take on Rothes at Mosset Park.

In the North Section, Inverness Athletic will make their debut in the North of Scotland Cup and face an away trip to fellow North Caledonian League team Golspie Sutherland. Brora Rangers will take on Ross County at Dudgeon Park. North Caledonian League champions Invergordon will host Highland League club Wick Academy and an all North Caledonian League clash will see Caithness club Halkirk United take on Tain outfit St Duthus at Morrison Park.

First round fixtures will take place on Wednesday, August 21.

North of Scotland Cup draw

North Section

First Round

Brora Rangers v Ross County

Golspie Sutherland v Inverness Athletic

Halkirk United v St Duthus

Invergordon v Wick Academy

Ties to be played on Wednesday, August 21.

Quarter Finals

Brora Rangers/Ross County v Invergordon/Wick Academy

Golspie Sutherland/Inverness Athletic v Halkirk United/St Duthus

Ties to be played Wednesday, September 4.

Semi Finals

Brora Rangers/Ross County/Invergordon/Wick Academy v Golspie Sutherland/Inverness Athletic/ Halkirk United/St Duthus

East Section

First Round

Clachnacuddin v Strathspey Thistle

Forres Mechanics v Rothes

Fort William v Lossiemouth

Nairn County v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Ties to be played on Wednesday, August 21.

Quarter Finals

Forres Mechanics/Rothes v Fort William/Lossiemouth

Nairn County/Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Clachnacuddin v Strathspey Thistle

Ties to be played Wednesday, September 4.

Semi Final

Nairn County/Inverness Caledonian Thistle/Clachnacuddin/Strathspey Thistle v Golspie Sutherland/Inverness Athletic/Halkirk United/St Duthus


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