Highland Amateur Cup begins

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This weekend the Highland Amateur Cup competition gets underway with eight preliminary ties taking place on Saturday 3rd May.

This year’s competition is sponsored by Macleod Insurance Services and also includes teams from the Inverness and District FA, who have rejoined the Amateur ranks after a spell affiliated to the Welfare Football Association, (which debarred them entry in to the Highland and Islands premier knock out competition).

In total 69 teams have entered this season, which has resulted in a preliminary round being added.

The seven- times winners Pentland United kick off their campaign with a tricky tie away to fellow Caithness side Thurso Academicals.

Meanwhile last season’s beaten finalists, at Caledonian Stadium Inverness, Kirkwall Thorfinn have home advantage against Burray.

Ardersier will have home advantage against Skye and Lochalsh side Portree Juniors.

Other ties include:

Tongue United v Lairg Rovers

Wick Thistle v Lybster

Culbokie v The Exchange

Portree v Gairloch Aultbea United

Phoenix v Korrie

There are also two 1st Round ties being played

Kyleakin v Sams

POINT VS LOCHS Friday 2nd May KO 7pm

All ties will take place on Saturday, May 3rd with a 2.30pm kick off unless otherwise stated.