Morton drawn away to Beith Juniors in Scottish Cup

We were tonight drawn away to Beith Juniors in the third round of the William Hill Scottish Cup, with the tie set to be played at Bellsdale Park on Saturday 26 November.

Cappielow had been selected to stage the occasion in recognition of the club’s community wing receiving the prestigious Best Professional Club in the Community at the recent 2016 SFA Grassroots Awards.

The event was held in the boardroom and director Warren Hawke, who serves as the community trust chief executive, pulled out the reigning Scottish Junior Cup holders before William Hill’s Dave Lynn paired them with Jim Duffy’s men.

‘The Mighty’ include two familiar faces amongst their ranks in former defender, Cappielow club captain and local lad Mark McLaughlin and striker Kenny McLean.

The full draw was as follows:

Elgin City v Hawick Royal Albert

Airdrieonians v Livingston

Buckie Thistle OR Gretna 2008 v Dunfermline Athletic

Stirling Albion v Wick Academy

St Mirren v Spartans

Stranraer v East Kilbride

Cumbernauld Colts OR Forres Mechanics v Stenhousemuir

East Fife v Edinburgh City OR Forfar Athletic

Albion Rovers v Queen of the South

Clyde v Arbroath

Banks O’ Dee OR Formartine United v Annan Athletic OR East Stirlingshire

Beith Juniors v MORTON

Brechin City v Ayr United

Bonnyrigg Rose v Dumbarton

Peterhead v Alloa Athletic

Queen’s Park v Montrose

Image: Steve Welsh