Invergordon are set to make history with their Scottish Cup debut against Newtongrange Star at the Ross County home on Saturday


INVERGORDON will make Scottish Cup history when they enter the competition for the first time tomorrow afternoon.

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The North Caledonian League champions will face East of Scotland League side Newtongrange Star in the preliminary round at the Global Energy Stadium in Dingwall, home of Ross County.

The match was moved from the club’s home ground, Invergordon Leisure Park, to the Premiership venue with a 3pm kick-off.

Invergordon are taking part in the competition for the first time after qualifying by winning the North Caledonian League last season.

The North Caledonian Football Association secured an automatic place in the tournament for its champions for the first time this season.

Previously, only clubs that were full members of the SFA were allowed to participate in the competition.

Only two clubs in the North Caledonian Football Association are full members of the SFA.

Golspie Sutherland will travel to Airdrie to take on Glasgow University at Excelsior Stadium.

Fort William, who were relegated from the Highland League last season, are set to host Benburb at Claggan Park.

Manager Gary Campbell said it would be a great opportunity to play the Scottish Cup match at the Ross County home.

“We’ve played there before in the North of Scotland Cup, I think that was a few years ago, but it’s still a great facility,” Campbell explained.

“It’s very kind of Ross County and its chairman to allow us to go and play there.

“It will be a boost not only for us, but also for the opposing team.

“That would make it more special. I hope it will be a good occasion.

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