Scottish Cup Draw
November 22, 2011 by staff
Scottish Cup Draw, Holders Celtic have been drawn away to Peterhead in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup as Auchinleck Talbot were handed their biggest-ever tie.
Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers are away to Second Division title contenders Arbroath.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle host Dunfermline Athletic in the only tie between two top-flight sides.
And Junior Cup winners Auchinleck have been handed a tie away to SPL outfit Hearts.
Goalkeeper Andy Leishman, who scored direct from a kick out as the Ayrshire side beat South of Scotland side Threave Rovers 8-1 in an earlier round, is looking forward to their first competitive meeting with a SPL side.
“I am just exctited to play there,” said Leishman, whose side went on to beat East of Scotland side Vale of Leithen 3-1. “I’m over the moon to play there.
“It has just not sunk in that we’ll play an SPL club. It’s unbelievable.”
The other surviving Junior side, Culter, who were reinstated into the competition after East Stirlingshire played an ineligible player, will host Queen of the South should they win their replay away to another First Division outfit, Partick Thistle.
Celtic first-team coach Garry Parker was not taking anything for granted despite the Glasgow side being handed a trip to face a team sitting second bottom of Division Three.
“We’ll have them watched and do our homework,” he said of the match-up with the side managed by former Celtic midfielder Jim McInally.
“He obviously knows a lot about Celtic.”
Parker is hopeful that the management team led by Neil Lennon can match last season’s feat, when they defeated Motherwell in the final.
“First year we have been here and go and win the trophy and hopefully we can go all the way again,” he said.
Continue reading the main story It has just not sunk in that we’ll play an SPL club. It’s unbelievable
Auchinleck Talbot goalkeeper
Kilmarnock have been handed a tough draw away to First Division side Dundee, while three other SPL sides face ties away to lower-league opposition.
Hibernian face Division Two leaders Cowdenbeath as Dundee United take on Second Division strugglers Airdrie United and Aberdeen await the winners of replay between Third Division outfit Stranraer and Division Two’s Forfar Athletic.
The remaining three SPL clubs have home ties.
Last season’s beaten finalists, Motherwell, await the winner of the all-Division Three replay between Elgin City or Queen’s Park.
St Mirren take on First Division side Hamilton Academical, while Second Division outfit Brechin City face a trip to Perth to face St Johnstone.
Scottish Cup fourth-round draw
Airdrie United v Dundee United
Arbroath v Rangers
Cowdenbeath v Hibernian
Culter or Partick Thistle v Queen of the South
Dundee v Kilmarnock
Falkirk v East Fife
Hearts v Auchinleck Talbot
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Dunfermline Athletic
Livingston v Ayr United or Montrose
Motherwell v Elgin City or Queen’s Park
Peterhead v Celtic
Raith Rovers v Morton
Ross County v Stenhousemuir
St Mirren v Hamilton Academical
St Johnstone v Brechin City
Stranraer or Forfar Athletic v Aberdeen
Ties to be played 7/8 January
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