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Scottish Cup third round draw: Moray teams could meet, Aberdeen incentive for Huntly, Rangers face Cove and possible all-Highland League tie

By Craig Christie

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Sunday morning's Scottish Cup draw has given north sides a big incentive to try and progress through this week's reschuduled matches.

Buckie Thistle will face Ross County if they defeat Caley Thistle. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Buckie Thistle will face Ross County if they defeat Caley Thistle. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Elgin City could face Keith in an all-Moray match, providing both clubs overcome Ayr United and Clyde respectively when their second round games get played.

Buckie Thistle are aiming to spoil the party for another Highland derby, as they stand in the way of Caley Thistle playing Ross County at the next stage.

Huntly head to Dumbarton on Wednesday night knowing if they can pull off a victory, they will host Aberdeen in the third round.

And if Nairn County can defeat Montrose, it will guarantee one Highland league team in the last sixteen as they would then visit Fraserburgh in the third round.

Formartine United will welcome Premiership Motherwell to North Lodge Park if they can get past Annan Athletic.

Cove Rangers' win at Alloa earned them a plum match at Premiership leaders Rangers.

Celtic are at home to Arbroath or Falkirk.

Brora Rangers are a long way off a home match against Stranraer but that would be their reward if they beat Camelon in the only outstanding first round tie, then manage to beat Hearts in round two.

Third round draw, ties scheduled for on Saturday, January 30 but TV games subject to change:

Forfar Athletic v Airdrieonians or Edinburgh City

Dundee United v Partick Thistle or Cowdenbeath

Livingston v Stirling Albion or Raith Rovers

Camelon or Brora Rangers or Heart of Midlothian v Stranraer

Peterhead or Stenhousemuir v Kilmarnock

Rangers v Cove Rangers

Celtic v Arbroath or Falkirk

Ross County v Buckie Thistle or Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Queen Of The South v Hibernian

Dumbarton or Huntly v Aberdeen

East Fife v Greenock Morton or Dunfermline Athletic

Hamilton Academical v St Mirren

Dundee v St Johnstone

Elgin City or Ayr United v Keith or Clyde

Formartine United or Annan Athletic v Motherwell

Fraserburgh v Nairn County or Montrose

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