SAUCHIE have been handed a home tie in the last 16 of the Scottish Junior Cup.

They will take on either Ayrshire side Hurlford United or East Lothian outfit Haddington Athletic, who are due to play their rearranged fixture this weekend.

Hurlford, who won the competition in 2014, are currently third from bottom in the West Region Super Premier Division, having taken just seven points from ten league games so far.

However, Haddington have fared much better and could be on course for promotion from the East Premier League. They occupy second spot, with 31 points from 15 games.

The tie presents Sauchie with the chance to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament for the second consecutive season, having reached the last eight in 2017 before losing out to eventual winners Glenafton Athletic.

The Wee County side have already beaten Largs Thistle, Camelon and Bellshill Athletic in this year’s competition.

Manager Fraser Duncan was delighted to have been given a home tie and urged the local community to get behind his players.

He told Advertiser Sport: “We are hoping for a big crowd on the day. Having the game at home is so important.

"Hopefully that encourages the community to come out and support us because that would really spur the boys on.”

The fixture is scheduled for Saturday, February 17