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Aberdeenshire Cup draw is made


By Craig Christie


THE draw has been made for this season's Aberdeenshire Cup, which starts later this month.

Highland League action
Highland League action

Buckie Thistle will be pleased with a first round bye and two possible home ties.

Jags host Turriff United in the second round on August 21 with the winners also on home soil in the semi-finals.

Keith were one of four sides pulled out of the hat in round one, and they welcome Inverurie Locos to Kynoch Park on July 31.

Deveronvale host Aberdeen's development side in the other first round match, the teams meeting this week in James Blanchard's testimonial and drawing 1-1.

The winners of that tie host junior side Banks O' Dee, who reached the final of last year's competition before losing to Cove Rangers.

Huntly also got a first round bye and are at home to Formartine United at the quarter-finals stage.

Aberdeenshire Cup draw

First round (July 31)

Deveronvale v Aberdeen

Keith v Inverurie Locos

Second round (August 21)

Buckie Thistle v Turriff United

Deveronvale or Aberdeen v Banks O' Dee

Fraserburgh v Keith or Inverurie Locos

Huntly v Formartine United

Semi-finals (September 4)

Buckie or Turriff v Fraserburgh or Keith or Inverurie

Deveronvale or Aberdeen or Banks O' Dee v Huntly or Formartine

Final is played in first week of October



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