Month: July 2016

South Challenge Cup Draw

The First and Second rounds of the South Challenge Cup 2016-17 have been drawn in Edinburgh. Following an earlier agreement, the competition has reverted to an ‘all-in’ draw for the first time since 2008-09 season, replacing the recent format of earlier rounds played in two zones, before combining at the Quarter-Final stage. Two new entrants will be former Scottish League club East Stirlingshire, plus Tweedmouth Rangers, who have joined the East of Scotland League. Vale will face South of Scotland side Creetown at home in the First Round, with the winners travelling to Gretna 2008 in the Second Round. Selkirk have been debarred from the competition for a breach of rules.

First Round:

Vale of Leithen v Creetown
Heriot-Watt University v BSC Glasgow
Gala Fairydean Rovers v Heston Rovers
Burntisland Shipyard v Glasgow University
Civil Service Strollers v East Kilbride
Preston Athletic v Tweedmouth Rangers
Peebles Rovers v Edinburgh University
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale v Ormiston
Cumbernauld Colts v St Cuthbert Wanderers

Second Round:

Gretna 2008 v Vale of Leithen or Creetown
Hawick Royal Albert v Cumbernauld Colts or St Cuthbert Wanderers
Abbey Vale v Heriot-Watt University or BSC Glasgow
Spartans v Lochar Thistle
Duns v Newton Stewart
Mid Annandale v East Stirlingshire
Civil Service Strollers or East Kilbride v Gala Fairydean Rovers or Heston Rovers
Eyemouth United v Tynecastle
Nithsdale Wanderers v Threave Rovers
Dalbeattie Star v Wigtown & Bladnoch
Upper Annandale v Whitehill Welfare
Burntisland Shipyard or Glasgow University v Dumfries YMCA
Coldstream v Leith Athletic
Lochmaben v Edusport Academy
University of Stirling v Peebles Rovers or Edinburgh University
Preston Athletic or Tweedmouth Rangers v Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale or Ormiston

First Round ties are to be played on Saturday 17th September and Second Round ties on Saturday 15th October, but are subject to alteration due to ground clashes or by the mutual agreement of the clubs involved.

Football Nation Cup Draw

Vale have been handed a home tie in the First Round of the Football Nation Cup against Heriot-Watt University. The Second Round of the competition – played amongst members of the East of Scotland Football Association – will see the victors face a trip to Lowland League new boys Hawick Royal Albert.

First Round:
Vale of Leithen v Heriot Watt University
Ormiston v University of Stirling
Preston Athletic v Burntisland Shipyard
Tweedmouth Rangers v Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale
Spartans v Gala Fairydean Rovers
Peebles Rovers v Civil Service Strollers
Gretna 2008 v East Kilbride.

Second Round:
Tweedmouth Rangers or Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale v Selkirk
Coldstream v Spartans or Gala Fairydean Rovers
Whitehill Welfare v Tynecastle
Hawick Royal Albert v Vale of Leithen or Heriot Watt University
Peebles Rovers or Civil Service Strollers v Edinburgh University
Eyemouth United v Duns
Ormiston or Stirling University v Gretna 2008 or East Kilbride
Preston Athletic or Burntisland Shipyard v Leith Athletic.