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THORN ATHLETIC landed a tough-looking tie in the second round of this season’s Foster’s Scottish Amateur Cup.
We will face the winners of fellow Caledonian League side Cambria and Ayrshire outfit Troon Dundonald.
They played out a 1-1 draw in Troon last week and will have to do it all over again this weekend (September 12).
Glasgow side Cambria are familiar opponents as they are in the same Caledonian League division as Thorn, although the sides have yet to meet this season.
A comprehensive 6-0 victory over Stirling and District outfit Condorrat Amateurs saw Thorn into Tuesday’s draw at Hampden draw.
THORN will go into the unknown after drawing an away tie to Saturday morning outfit Red Star in the second round of the Colville Park Country Club West of Scotland Cup.
Like most teams the Johnstone side received a bye in the first round.
But they will need to do their homework ahead of meeting with the Glasgow side in a tie that is scheduled to be played on Saturday, October 17.
It is just over four years since the West of Scotland Cup Final where we played valiantly before succumbing to a 3-1 defeat to the dominant Drumchapel United side of that era.
TWO excellent victories over Johnstone Burgh and Benburb saw Thorn win the four-team pre-season tournament hosted by the Keanie Park side.
A 3-1 triumph over Burgh in their first game on the Saturday clinched a place in the final 24 hours later.
Benburb saw off East Kilbride Thistle to set up a final against the only amateur side in the tournament.
And the Thorn triumphed 3-2 in a match that had to be switched to the Bens new home park in Govan due to the weather.
Stand-in skipper Michael McKinnon was a happy man to lift the trophy from Burgh chief Ricky Cantwell.