Scottish Cup first round draw sees Wick make 300 mile trip to Coldstream

Coldstream v Hawick Royal Albert. FT 6-0.
Coldstream v Hawick Royal Albert. FT 6-0.

Hawick Royal Albert and Gala Fairydean Rovers have landed the best ties out of the Borders entries into the first round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

The Royalists host South of Scotland side St Cuthbert’s Wanderers, while Glasgow University - who Selkirk defeated last season in the same competition - travel to Netherdale 3G Arena to play Gala.

Vale of Leithen have a 240 mile journey to play Highland League side Brora Rangers, who started the season with a 5-1 win over Clachnacuddin.

Turriff United from Aberdeenshire head in the opposite direction to face Selkirk at Yarrow Park.

Selkirk captain Kenny Munro said: “It will be a tough game that is for sure but we love playing in the cup and will definitely be up for it.”

The longest trip of the round will be Wick Academy’s 306 mile journey to Coldstream.

The Streamers made the trek northwards to Wick two years ago and lost 9-1 but the newly promoted Premier Division side may fancy their chances at home.

However, Academy narrowly missed out on winning the Highland League last season.

The first round matches takes place on September 14.