View Full Version : Scottish Football League 1st Round Challenge Cup..1st round draw

07-29-2006, 01:04 AM
The Scottish Football League Challenge Cup has entered a new era - without a sponsor and regionalising its first-round draw.
Holders St Mirren will not take part in the competition that has lost Bell's as sponsor as the Paisley club are now in the Scottish Premier League.

Relegated Livingston travel to face Ayr United on 15 or 16 August.

Brechin City host Arbroath, Forfar Athletic face Dundee and Queen of the South host Stranraer in local derbies.

Morton also face a short trip across the River Clyde from Greenock to face Dumbarton.

Alloa Athletic and Clyde both received byes into the second round.

The draw, usually held earlier in the summer, had been delayed in the hope of finding a new sponsor.


Scottish Football League Challenge Cup, first-round draw

North/East Region
St Johnstone v Raith Rovers
Brechin City v Arbroath
Cowdenbeath v Stirling Albion
Forfar Athletic v Dundee
East Fife v Ross County
Montrose v Peterhead
Elgin City v Stenhousemuir
Bye - Alloa Athletic

South/West Region
Airdrie United v Gretna
East Stirlingshire v Queen's Park
Dumbarton v Morton
Partick Thistle v Albion Rovers
Hamilton Academical v Berwick Rangers
Queen of the South v Stranraer
Ayr United v Livingston
Bye - Clyde

Ties to be played 15 or 16 August

gretna should be able to do well in this challenge cup..