East Stirlingshire to host Linlithgow Rose in South Challenge Cup and winner could face Camelon Juniors
Lowland League Shire and East of Scotland Football League Premier Division side Rose will meet competitively for the first time since 2018, when Derek Ure’s men were 5-1 winners in the same competition.
Rose could prove a tougher challenge this time around, managed by former Stenhousemuir boss Brown Ferguson and featuring ex-Camelon Juniors stars Mark Stowe and Alan Docherty.
The Mariners will face the winner of that tie in the second round should they win their first-round match at home to Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.
Syngenta will host Newburgh in their first-round tie and will be at home in the second round if they win that match, facing Kilsyth Athletic or Oakley.
Bo’ness United got a bye in the first round and will host Kirkcaldy and Dysart, also given a bye, in the second round.
Dunipace are also fortunate enough to have a bye to the second round, when they will host either Hill of Beath or Sauchie.
First-round ties will be on Saturday, September 11, and second-round ties on Saturday, October 16.
Those ties are all part of the north east region of the draw, with 40 clubs competing in that zone and 190 in total taking part in the competition next season.
Another cup draw made recently was for the King Cup, a contest involving teams from East of Scotland leagues below its Premier Division.
Dunipace have been drawn away to Luncarty in that competition’s first round and, should they win that tie, will head to Rosyth in the second round.
Syngenta are away to Lochgelly Albert in the first round of the competition and face a second away tie to either Lochore Welfare or Kennoway Star Hearts in the second round.
Also competing in the King Cup are Bo’ness Athletic, given a bye in the first round, and they will welcome either Tweedmouth Rangers or Edinburgh South in the second round.
East of Scotland Football League officials have yet to confirm dates for those ties.