The Shipyard were landed with a long trek to face Golspie Sutherland FC in the first preliminary round of the William Hill Scottish Cup when the draw was made at Hampden Park today. Grant Brough’s team will make the near 400-mile round trip to King George V Park on Saturday 11th August 2018 to visit the North Caledonian Football League club. Golspie finished runner-up to league champions Orkney FC (it could have been a longer trip) last season in the nine-team division. Golspie like ourselves are full members of the Scottish Football Association and have participated in the country’s flagship competition for many years, though this will be the first time the clubs have met.
When asked what he thought of the draw Grant said “This is my first Scottish Cup tie and throughout my career as a player or manager I don’t think I have ever had to travel so far for a match. Unsurprisingly, I know very little about Golspie but I will do my homework so we are as prepared as possible for the game.”
The winner of the tie faces a trip to Ayrshire to take on Girvan FC in the second preliminary round scheduled to take place on Saturday 1st September 2018.