EoS clubs learn ties for William Hill Scottish Cup preliminary rounds

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William Hill Scottish Cup debutants Tynecastle will host Scottish Amateur Cup winners Shortlees in preliminary round one of this season’s competition.

The East of Scotland League side will play their Ayrshire opponents at Saughton Enclosure on Saturday, August 11.

East junior champions Bonnyrigg Rose – now part of the revamped East of Scotland League – have been drawn away to EoS rivals Hawick Royal Albert with the winner facing Tynecastle or Shortlees in round two.

Preston Athletic will host Glasgow University.

Five clubs – including Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale and Linlithgow Rose – were handed byes into Preliminary Round Two. Lothian will face the winner of Threave Rovers or Beith Juniors, while Lithgae will take on either Preston or Glasgow University.

Preliminary Round One draw: Auchinleck Talbot v Banks O’ Dee; Coldstream v St. Cuthbert Wanderers; Golspie Sutherland v Burntisland Shipyard; Hawick Royal Albert v Bonnyrigg Rose; Preston Athletic v Glasgow University; Threave Rovers v Beith Juniors; Tynecastle v Shortlees AFC (ties to be played on Saturday, August 11)

Preliminary Round Two draw: Auchinleck Talbot or Banks O’ Dee v Wigtown & Bladnock; Girvan v Golspie Sutherland or Burntisland Shipyard; Hawick Royal Albert or Bonnyrigg Rose v Tynecastle or Shortlees AFC; Newton Stewart v Coldstream or St. Cuthbert Wanderers; Preston Athletic or Glasgow University v Linlithgow Rose; Threave Rovers or Beith Juniors v Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale (ties to be played on Saturday, September 1).