Linlithgow Rose to face Raith in Scottish Cup

Linlithgow Rose boss Danny Smith
Linlithgow Rose boss Danny Smith
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LINLITHGOW ROSE have earned a home draw against Championship side Raith Rovers in the William Hill Scottish Cup third round.

Danny Smith’s Super League club, 5-1 winners over Dalbeattie Star last weekend, will expect a sell-out crowd at their 3500-capacity Prestonfield ground for one of several attractive ties.

Lowland League champions Spartans will play Barry Ferguson’s Clyde at home should they come through their second-round replay at East Kilbride this Saturday.

Edinburgh City, conquerors of Junior giants Auchinleck Talbot, were drawn in an interesting match against Brora Rangers, which pitches the club top of the Lowland League against that top of the Highland League.

Bo’ness United will travel north to play the winner of Elgin City or Forres Mechanics, while Livingston head south to face Annan Athletic.

Rangers will visit fellow Championship outfit Dumbarton.

Scottish Cup third round draw in full: East Fife v Berwick Rangers, Forfar v Cowdenbeath, Edinburgh City v Brora Rangers, Stenhousemuir v Brechin City, Hurlford Utd v Stirling Albion, Arbroath/Montrose v Nairn County, Elgin/Forres Mechanics v Bo’ness Utd, Ayr Utd v Alloa, Spartans/East Kilbride v Clyde, Peterhead v Stranraer, Dumbarton v Rangers, Queen’s Park v Albion Rovers, Greenock Morton v Airdrie, Annan Athletic v Livingston, East Stirlingshire v Dunfermline, Linlithgow Rose v Raith Rovers. (Ties to be played on Saturday, November 1).