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As noted in another thread - an adjustment to the cup format means drastically improved opportunities for EOS clubs from this season.

Many will go straight into R1 - alongside the Lowland & Highland clubs - putting them only 1 win from SPFL opposition, 2 from Championshop and 3 from Premiership. Those who don't get byes only have to win 1 preliminary tie to reach R1.


Preliminary will be drawn week commencing Monday 9th August - date tbc - with 11 ties & 15 byes.

Preliminary ties are Saturday 28th August.

Dalkeith, Dunbar, Sauchie, Clydebank, Cumnock plus Darvel make their debuts... Musselburgh, Auchinleck plus Irvine Meadow appear for first time as members having previously entered as qualifiers. Burntisland, Girvan plus Golspie also return after taking option to sit-out last season.

Some formidable West Premier opponents and similarly Banks o'Dee are no pushovers.

Rather impressively 2/3 of entrants hail from EOSL:


East of Scotland League (24)
Premier Division (16)
     Blackburn United, Broxburn Athletic, Camelon, Dunbar United, Dundonald Bluebell, Hill of Beath Hawthorn, Jeanfield Swifts, Linlithgow Rose, Lothian Thistle HV, Musselburgh Athletic, Newtongrange Star, Penicuik Athletic, Sauchie, Tranent, Tynecastle, Whitehill Welfare
First Division (8)     Burntisland Shipyard, Coldstream, Dalkeith Thistle, Dunipace, Easthouses Lily, Haddington Athletic, Hawick RAU, Preston Athletic

West of Scotland League (7)
Premier Division (5)
     Auchinleck Talbot, Clydebank, Cumnock, Darvel, Irvine Meadow
First Division (2)     Girvan, Glasgow University

South of Scotland League (4)     Newton Stewart, St Cuthbert Wanderers, Threave Rovers, Wigtown & Bladnoch

North Caledonian League (1)     Golspie Sutherland

North Juniors (1)     Banks o'Dee

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By my reckoning the odds are 9 or 10 out of 24 clubs should get byes tomorrow.

(Remember for some reason these are entirely random so the First Division clubs plus Girvan and Glasgow Uni can obtain them).

Of the remaining 14 or 15 about 2/3 of them should draw each other.

Of course is all luck of the draw.

Those who do have to play external opponents probably want to avoid the West Premier quintuple or Banks o'Dee.

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Byes to R1:

East Premier        Camelon, Hill of Beath, LTHV, Newtongrange, Sauchie, Tranent
East FIrst Div        Dunipace, Haddington
West Premier      Auchinleck, Clydebank, Cumnock, Darvel
West First Div      Glasgow Uni
South                    St Cuthbert, Wigtown

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Preliminary ties:

Linlithgow v Banks o'Dee
Burntisland v Dalkeith
Newton Stewart v Coldstream
Irvine Meadow v Musselburgh
Dundonald v Penicuik
Preston v Threave
Hawick v Golspie
Blackburn v Easthouses
Tynecastle v Girvan
Jeanfield v Whitehill
Dunbar v Broxburn

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43 minutes ago, HibeeJibee said:

Byes to R1:

East Premier        Camelon, Hill of Beath, LTHV, Newtongrange, Sauchie, Tranent
East FIrst Div        Dunipace, Haddington
West Premier      Auchinleck, Clydebank, Cumnock, Darvel
West First Div      Glasgow Uni
South                    St Cuthbert, Wigtown

With 6 premier teams it means games can be brought forward.

 

Easy options for camelon would be moving sauchie game from midweek, hill of beath game from mid week at end of September or the best option be move lthv game from midweek in November as that has no chance of us playing Saturday Tuesday Saturday at home in November.

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On 12/08/2021 at 13:11, HibeeJibee said:

Preliminary ties:

Linlithgow v Banks o'Dee
Burntisland v Dalkeith
Newton Stewart v Coldstream
Irvine Meadow v Musselburgh
Dundonald v Penicuik
Preston v Threave
Hawick v Golspie
Blackburn v Easthouses
Tynecastle v Girvan
Jeanfield v Whitehill
Dunbar v Broxburn

Good luck to all EOS contestants tomorrow.

I'd be hopeful of at least 16 clubs featuring in R1... 8 already got byes; there are 5 all-EOS ties (where Burntisland, Penicuik, Blackburn, Jeanfield and Broxburn are probably favourites albeit Dundonald and Dunbar in particular might have a lot to say about that); and there are 6 other games.

Of those a misfiring Linlithgow face a tough tie at home v BoD, who routinely obliterate most opposition great and small, but it's hard to know how that translates into matches against clubs outwith the north-east. Similarly story with Threave who are the cream of SOS but that means a big fish in a shallow pond visiting a resurgent Preston. Tynecastle and Hawick will be favourites... Musselburgh and struggling Coldstream will be underdogs and might take a replay.

Postponements, abandonments or replays try again next Saturday; except Dundonald v Penicuik (this Tuesday) and Blackburn v Easthouses (this Wednesday only if postponed/abandoned).

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18 hours ago, tamthebam said:

"Hawick will be favourites"

Not an oft typed sentence...

and not deserved either as it proves.


Blackburn United 2-1 Easthouses Lily
Burntisland Shipyard 1-1 Dalkeith Thistle
Dunbar United 3-1 Broxburn Athletic
Dundonald Bluebell 1-3 Penicuik Athletic
Hawick RAU 0-2 Golspie Sutherland
Irvine Meadow 2-1 Musselburgh Athletic
Jeanfield Swifts 4-1 Whitehill Welfare
Linlithgow Rose 1-2 Banks o'Dee
Newton Stewart 1-3 Coldstream
Preston Athletic 2-0 Threave Rovers
Tynecastle 4-2 Girvan


Disappointment for Hawick, Musselburgh and Linlithgow.

Excellent wins for Coldstream, Preston and Tynecastle.

Impressive debut from Dunbar.


R1 draw is tomorrow at 5:30pm:

Highland League (18)
Brechin City, Brora Rangers, Buckie Thistle, Clachnacuddin, Deveronvale, Formartine United, Forres Mechanics, Fort William, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Inverurie Loco Works, Keith, Lossiemouth, Nairn County, Rothes, Strathspey Thistle, Turriff United, Wick Academy

East of Scotland League (16)
Premier Division     Blackburn United, Camelon, Dunbar United, Hill of Beath Hawthorn, Jeanfield Swifts, Lothian Thistle HV, Newtongrange Star, Penicuik Athletic, Sauchie, Tranent, Tynecastle
First Division     Coldstream, Dalkeith Thistle/Burntisland Shipyard, Dunipace, Haddington Athletic, Preston Athletic

Lowland League (16)
Berwick Rangers, Bo'ness United, Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic, Broomhill, Caledonian Braves, Civil Service Strollers, Cumbernauld Colts, Dalbeattie Star, East Kilbride, East Stirlingshire, Edinburgh University, Gala Fairydean Rovers, Gretna 2008, Spartans, University of Stirling, Vale of Leithen

West of Scotland League (6)
Premier Division     Auchinleck Talbot, Clydebank, Cumnock, Darvel, Irvine Meadow
First Division     Glasgow University

South of Scotland League (2)
St Cuthbert Wanderers, Wigtown & Bladnoch

North Caledonian League (1)
Golspie Sutherland

North Juniors (1)
Banks o'Dee

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Great result for Dunbar v Broxburn. Great attendance and support today. Weathered the storm last 15/20 mins of first half but well deserved win.

Hopefully another home tie in next round. 
 

What a day for the club and community. 

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42 minutes ago, #DUFC said:

Great result for Dunbar v Broxburn. Great attendance and support today. Weathered the storm last 15/20 mins of first half but well deserved win.

Hopefully another home tie in next round. 
 

What a day for the club and community. 

Gifted 3 goals and Broxburn missed 3 really good chances at 1-1, but seriously all the best to Dunbar in the next rounds.  Broxburn did it a few years ago and it can be a real adventure.    Always a great place to visit.

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13 minutes ago, Blowin In the Wind said:

Gifted 3 goals and Broxburn missed 3 really good chances at 1-1, but seriously all the best to Dunbar in the next rounds.  Broxburn did it a few years ago and it can be a real adventure.    Always a great place to visit.

Dunbar and penicuik have been my favourite to visit so far this season

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