THREE Central Fife teams have discovered their opponents in the first round of the Scottish Cup.

Cowdenbeath, Dundonald Bluebell and Hill of Beath Hawthorn were all in the hat when the ties were picked out this afternoon.

The draw, which was made by Team Scotland Commonwealth Games swim star, Ross Murdoch, has pitched both the Blue Brazil and the Haws at home, but has sent Bluebell on the road.

Maurice Ross' Cowden, who are next in action tomorrow (Tuesday) in a Lowland League clash with at home to Edinburgh University, have been handed a tough tie against Bo'ness United.

Following relegation from the SPFL last season, the Blues are winless after six league matches, sitting second bottom, while their opponents are fifth in the table, having won four and drawn one of their first seven outings.

Dundonald's reward for Saturday's 3-1 triumph over Tayport, in the preliminary round, is a meeting with Benburb.

Stephen Husband's side, who have won three and lost one of their first four East of Scotland League, Premier Division games, will travel to Glasgow to take on their West of Scotland Football League (WOSFL), First Division, opponents, who have picked up four points from their opening three league games, and won 4-0 at Fort William to progress on Saturday.

Hill of Beath still have work to do to make sure of their place in round one, where a home tie with Highland League Inverurie Loco Works awaits.

Jason Dair's side drew 1-1 at Irvine Meadow XI on Saturday, meaning that a replay at Keirs Park will take place this weekend.

The Haws, who are still seeking their first East of Scotland League, Premier Division win of the season, will go up against an Inverurie side that are currently ninth in the Highland League if they can overcome Irvine, who currently 12th in the 16-team WOSFL Premier Division.

The first round ties are scheduled to take place on September 17.

The full first round draw is:

Gretna 2008 v Edinburgh University

Cumbernauld Colts v Dalbeattie Star

Jeanfield Swifts v Brechin City

Musselburgh Athletic v Newtongrange Star

Forres Mechanics v Glasgow University

Gala Fairydean Rovers v Sauchie Juniors

Keith v Cumnock Juniors

Syngenta v Auchinleck Talbot


Banks O' Dee v Turriff United

Rutherglen Glencairn or Kilwinning Rangers v Tranent Juniors

Strathspey Thistle v Camelon Juniors

Darvel v Tynecastle

Formartine United v East Stirlingshire

Carnoustie Panmure or Hawick Royal Albert v Rothes

Wick Academy v Lochee United

Civil Service Strollers v Fraserburgh

Linlithgow Rose v Berwick Rangers

Lossiemouth v Buckie Thistle

Nairn County v Drumchapel United

COWDENBEATH v Bo'ness United

Pollok v Huntly

Dunbar United v Clachnacuddin

Dunipace v Broxburn Athletic

Caledonian Braves v Newton Stewart

Deveronvale v East Kilbride

Clydebank v Spartans

Irvine Meadow XI or HILL OF BEATH HAWTHORN v Inverurie Loco Works

Open Goal Broomhill v Brora Rangers

University of Stirling v Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale.