The First Preliminary Round of the 2019-20 William Hill Scottish Cup takes place this weekend, with 26 sides beginning their quest to make it to the Scottish Cup proper competition.
Among the teams aiming to reach the First Round are Scottish Cup debutants Blackburn United, Broxburn Athletic, Dundonald Bluebell, Easthouses Lily MWFC, Hill of Beath Hawthorn, Jeanfield Swifts and Penicuik Athletic.
The winners of this weekend’s ties will progress to the Second Preliminary Round, where they will be just one step away from the Scottish Cup proper.
One team who won’t be featuring this weekend are Golspie Sutherland, who were drawn to receive a bye to the Second Preliminary Round.
Colville Park v Whitehill Welfare has been postponed. Colville will be aiming to repeat their heroics of season 2017-18 when they play their rearranged match on Saturday, 17 August, where they not only reached the William Hill Scottish Cup proper, but progressed to the Second Round. They are up against Whitehill Welfare – defender Kevin Keane scored the Goal of the Season in the Cup last term as they reached the Second Round.
Debutants go head-to-head
One particularly intriguing tie sees two Scottish Cup debutants go head-to-head as Blackburn United visit Hill of Beath Hawthorn.
Dundonald Bluebell will be aiming to cause an early Scottish Cup upset as they take on last season’s giant killers Auchinleck Talbot. It was a season to remember for the Talbot as they progressed from the First Preliminary Round to the Fifth Round – a campaign that included a famous 1-0 win over Ayr United.
You can find out the results of all of the First Preliminary Round ties on Saturday evening via @ScottishCup on Twitter and the Scottish Cup Facebook Page.
First Preliminary Round Fixtures
Banks O'Dee v Glasgow University
Broxburn Athletic v Tynecastle
Camelon Juniors v Newton Stewart
Coldstream v Jeanfield Swifts
Colville Park AFC P-P Whitehill Welfare
(Match rescheduled for Sunday, 18 August at 2pm)
Dundonald Bluebell v Auchinleck Talbot
Easthouses Lily MWFC v Penicuik Athletic
Hawick Royal Albert United v Threave Rovers
Hill of Beath Hawthorn v Blackburn United
Linlithgow Rose v Preston Athletic
Lochee United v Burntisland Shipyard
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale P-P Wigtown and Bladnoch
(Match rescheduled for Saturday, 17 August at 3pm)
St Cuthbert Wanderers v Girvan