The William Hill Scottish Cup 2012/13 preliminary round draw was conducted at Hampden Park this afternoon by Jim Fleeting, Scottish FA Director of Football Development, and Linzi Martin, William Hill District Operations Manager.
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Preliminary round ties:
1. Fort William v Preston Athletic
2. Keith v St Cuthbert Wanderers
The ties will be played on Saturday, 4th August 2012.
This season's competition includes a preliminary round due to an increase in the number of clubs taking part.
After successful applications to become Scottish FA member clubs, Formartine United and Turriff United, of the Highland Football League, will participate for the first time. Following today’s draw, both teams receive a bye into round one.
Stirling University, a non-member club, will also take part after winning the East of Scotland League, and will enter the competition at round two.
All 38 clubs eligible to participate in round one were included in the preliminary round. Following today’s draw, the remaining 34 clubs receive a bye into round one.
Clubs receiving a bye into round one:
Civil Service Strollers
Hawick Royal Albert
Inverurie Loco Works
Shotts Bon Accord
Vale of Leithen
Wigtown & Bladnoch