ON Monday (July 23) Inverurie Loco Works were handed another away fixture in the First Round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. They will travel to face Whitehill Welfare, and the tie is due to be played on Saturday, August 25.
The full First Round draw is as follows: Threave Rovers v Vale of Leithen; Bonnyrigg Rose v Girvan; Huntly v Wigtown and Bladnoch; Shotts Bon Accord v Edinburgh City; Irvine Meadow v Gala Fairydean; Edinburgh University v Keith or St Cuthbert Wanderers; Formartine United v Brora Rangers; Civil Service Strollers v Newton Stewart; Spartans v Wick Academy; Glasgow University v Selkirk; Clachnacuddin v Lossiemouth; Hawick Royal Albert v Golspie Sutherland; Fraserburgh v Coldstream; Buckie Thistle v Rothes; Hermes v Deveronvale; Fort William or Preston Athletic v Nairn County; Turriff United v Burnt Island Shipyard.
Meanwhile Locos are now well into gear for Saturday’s Ramdens Challenge Cup Firstt Round tie away at Third Division Montrose, the Links Park fixture kicking off at 3pm.
On Monday night (July 23) at Spain Park, Locos defeated Banks O’Dee 4-0 with goals from Ryan Broadhurst (pen), Marc Young, Clark Bain and Jack Strachan.
This followed up a weekend victory by the same margin but 5-1 this time when the Garioch side defeated St Andrews 5-1 to claim the Aaron Lofting Memorial Trophy. Broadhurst was again handy with a spot kick while the other goals came from Stuart McKay, Neil Gauld, Neil McLean and an own goal
Scott Buchan expressed his delight at the way the four pre season games have gone, 19 scored, only 2 conceded, saying, “Yes I’m delighted, we’re scoring well and not conceding but we have to bear in mind it’s only pre season.
“The goals have been shared around and everyone’s had good air time. We are without Craig Ross for Montrose, he’s getting married while Neil Gauld is best man at a different wedding. Goalkeeper Daniel Bell is out injured. Apart from that, we will have a very strong squad.”
“I’ve watched Montrose in a pre-season game, Boyle and Wood up front are the players to watch, although they played a lot of trialists so it’s hard to tell the likely shape of their line up”