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Invergordon drawn at home to East of Scotland League side Newtongrange Star in preliminary round for first ever Scottish Cup appearance

By Andrew Henderson

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Invergordon will take on Newtongrange Star in their first ever Scottish Cup match.

The club have benefited from a new rule implemented by the Scottish FA that the winners of the North Caledonian League – regardless of license status – will earn a place in the competition.

Invergordon qualified for this season's Scottish Cup by winning the North Caledonian League. Picture: Will Clark
Invergordon qualified for this season's Scottish Cup by winning the North Caledonian League. Picture: Will Clark

As last season's North Caley champions, Invergordon are the first to take advantage of the change, and joined Golspie Sutherland and Fort William in the draw.

They will have home advantage against the East of Scotland League outfit, who received a bye to the first round proper last season before losing on a replay to Dalbeattie Star.

Matches will take place on the weekend of August 27, one week after the North Caledonian League kicks off for the 2022/23 campaign.

Scottish Cup preliminary round draw

Auchinleck Talbot v Coldstream

Broxburn Athletic v Blackburn United

Burntisland Shipyard v Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale

Carnoustie Panmure v Hawick Royal Albert

Clydebank v Bonnyton Thistle

Dalkeith Thistle v Lochee United

Drumchapel United v Easthouses Lily

Dundonald Bluebell v Tayport

Fort William v Benburb

Glasgow University v Golspie Sutherland

Haddington Athletic v Darvel

Invergordon v Newtongrange Star

Irvine Meadow v Hill of Beath Hawthorn

Linlithgow Rose v St Cuthbert Wanderers

Penicuik Athletic v Musselburgh Athletic

Pollok v Girvan

Preston Athletic v Newton Stewart

Rutherglen Glencairn v Kilwinning Rangers

Sauchie Juniors v St Andrews United

Syngenta v Threave Rovers

Tower Hearts v Cumnock

Vale of Leithen v Dunbar United

Whitehill Welfare v Camelon Juniors

Wigtown and Bladnoch v Dunipace

Byes: Jeanfield Swifts, Tynecastle

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