Quarter-final draws for Scottish Cup and National League Cup announced

Holders Melrose face Watsonians at the Greenyards, while Premiership high-flyers Ayr and Currie Chieftains also clash

Rory Hutton v Melrose
Rory Hutton of Watsonians takes the ball into contact against Melrose during last year's Cup semi-final. This time the two sides meet at the quarter-final stage. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

THE draw for the quarter-finals of the Tennent’s Cup was announced earlier this afternoon with holders Melrose facing Watsonians, the team they defeated at the semi-final stage last year. The winner of that match will play either Ayr or Currie Chieftains, who have been drawn against each other at Millbrae, in the last four.

On the other side of the draw, Jed-Forest  – the only non-Premiership team left in the competition  – host Heriot’s; while Hawick host Stirling County at Mansfield Park, in a reversal of last year’s semi-final when the two sides met at Bridgehaugh.

The National League Cup draw was also revealed with Highland hosting Preston Lodge, Kelso hosting Kirkcaldy, Musselburgh hosting Newyon Stewart and Falkirk hosting Aberdeen Grammar.

The matches are scheduled to be played on the weekend of 16th February 2019, with the semi-finals on 30th March 2019.

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Scottish Cup Quarter-Finals –

Ayr v Currie Chieftains
Melrose v Watsonians
Jed-Forest v Heriot’s
Hawick v Stirling County

Scottish Cup Semi Finals –

Melrose or Watsonians v Ayr or Currie Chieftains
Jed-Forest or Heriots v Hawick or Stirling County

National League Cup Quarter Finals Draw  –

Highland v Preston Lodge
Kelso v Kirkcaldy
Musselburgh v Newton Stewart
Falkirk v Aberdeen Grammar Rugby

National League Cup Semi Finals –

Highland or Preston Lodge v Musselburgh or Newton Stewart
Kelso or Kirkcaldy v Falkirk or Aberdeen Grammar Rugby

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