Irn Bru Cup

Irn Bru Cup
by Jonathan Mitchell

We were today drawn at home to Livingston in the first round of the Irn Bru Challenge Cup, with the tie to be played at Cappielow on Tuesday 15 August or Wednesday 16 August.

Jim Duffy’s men were placed in the south section alongside fellow Championship, League One and League Two clubs, Premiership colt sides, and four Lowland League outfits.

The unseeded draw, staged at Sumerlee Museum in Coatbridge and streamed live on the SPFL’s Facebook page, saw the Ton pulled out of the hat opposite the League One champions Livi, managed by David Hopkin.

The full draw is as follows:

North Section

Aberdeen Colts v St Johnstone Colts
Buckie Thistle v Brechin City
Dundee Colts v Alloa Athletic
Dundee United v Cowdenbeath
Dunfermline Athletic v Arbroath
East Fife v Peterhead
Formartine United v Hearts Colts
Hibernian Colts v Elgin City
Raith Rovers v Brora Rangers
Ross County Colts v Forfar Athletic
Stenhousemuir v Cove Rangers
Stirling Albion v Montrose

South Section

Albion Rovers v Spartans
Annan Athletic v Celtic Colts
Clyde v Stranraer
Dumbarton v Rangers Colts
East Stirling v Ayr United
Morton v Livingston
Hamilton Accies Colts v Edinburgh City
Kilmarnock Colts v Berwick Rangers
Motherwell Colts v Queen’s Park
Partick Thistle Colts v Stirling University
Queen of the South v Airdrieonians
St Mirren v East Kilbride