MORAY has a new representative in the North Junior football ranks after Portgordon Victoria were accepted into the league.
Vics were voted in at last week's Scottish Junior Football Association AGM in Dundee along with Inverurie club Colony Park.
The Moray coast outfit will play in North Junior Division 2 next season, and already know some of their opening fixtures in their debut season after the cup draws made at the AGM.
Vics will take on neighbours Buckie Rovers in what promises to be a tasty derby tie in the Grill League Cup. Both sides will contest a five-club group along with Burghead Thistle, Inverness City and New Elgin.
The new boys also face a tough trip to take on Superleague side Ellon United in the first round of the North Region Cup, and have earned a home tie against Bridge of Don Thistle (formerly Hillhead) in the GA Engineering Inter Regional Cup.
Portgordon were formed six years ago as a Moray welfare league club, but after dominating the amateur scene in recent years they decided last year to seek election to the North Juniors.
They are managed by Graham Collie and will play their home matches at the village's Gordon Park.
Cup draws involving North Junior sides are as follows:
The Grill League Cup
Section 4 - Maud, Longside, Dufftown, Deveronside and Fraserburgh United.
Section 5 - Cruden Bay, Colony Park, Whitehills, Buchanhaven Hearts and Islavale.
Section 6 - Nairn St Ninian, Fochabers, RAF Lossiemouth, Bishopmill Utd and Forres Thistle.
Section 7 - Buckie Rovers, Burghead Thistle, Inverness City, Portgordon Victoria and New Elgin.
North Region Cup, preliminary round
Parkvale v Buckie Rovers
Colony Park v Nairn St Ninian
Cruden Bay v Culter
RAF Lossiemouth v Whitehillls
Islavale v Buchanhaven Hearts
Glentanar v Fochabers
Cruden Bay or Culter v Longside
Stonehaven v Burghead Thistle
Lewis United v Bishopmill United
East End v Banks O'Dee
Ellon United v Portgordon Victoria
Hermes v Dyce Juniors
Colony Park or Nairn St Ninian v Dufftown
Inverness City v Forres Thistle
Sunnybank v Fraserburgh United
Maud v Hall Russell United
Bridge of Don Thistle v Deveronside
FC Stoneywood v Parkvale or Buckie Rovers
Banchory St Ternan v Islavale or Buchanhaven Hearts
New Elgin v Lossiemouth United
Newmachar United v RAF Lossiemouth or Whitehillls
GA Engineering Inter Regional Cup, preliminary round
Fraserburgh United v Islavale
Newmachar United v Burghead Thistle
Dyce Juniors v Buchanhaven Hearts
Hall Russell United v Lossiemouth United
Nairn St Ninian v Dufftown
Hermes v Cruden Bay
Lewis United v Banks O'Dee
Buckie Rovers v Sunnybank
Colony Park v Culter
Portgordon Victoria v Bridge of Don Thistle
Deveronside v Maud
FC Stoneywood v Ellon United
New Elgin v Parkvale
Glentanar v Stonehaven
Longside v Whitehills
RAF Lossiemouth v Banchory St Ternan