GLASGOW-BASED quartet Shettleston, Petershill, Pollok and Glasgow Perthshire were landed with plum home ties when Scotland's coaching duo Mark McGhee and Stuart McCall pulled the names from the hat in making the Scottish Junior Cup second round draw at plush Mar Hall yesterday afternoon.

An ironic twist sees the Town hosting the visit of Super Premier Division rivals Kilbirnie Ladeside who ran out 3-0 winners when the clubs met on league duty last Saturday while Petershill await the visit of East Region big guns Newtongrange Star who looked to be a handy outfit when going down to a 2-1 pre-season friendly defeat by Pollok on their last visit through to Glasgow in early August.

Undoubtedly relishing the prospect of a return to Newlandsfield with his Yoker Athletic playing charges is former Lok centre-back Steph Reilly and an intriguing all-Central Second Division clash is promised by the Keppoch Park pairing of the Shire and current table-toppers Lanark United particularly as the two sides are scheduled to meet in a Moor Park league contest just seven days before their Scottish head to head.

A costly journey North was spared St Anthony's after coming out of the hat first with Forres Thistle but every other city club will be taking to the road after pulling away ties with differing degrees of difficulty.

Set to be the furthest travelled are St Roch's, facing a long haul to meet Ellon United, however it’s a toss up to decide whether Maryhill or Vale of Clyde have landed the toughest opposition with Jim Delaney’s men up on Tayside against Lochee United while the Tin Pail are Ayrshire bound to lock horns with Beith.

The full second round draw: St Andrews' Utd v Oakley Utd, Thornton Hibs v Dundee East Craigie, Dundee Violet v Forth Wanderers, Kilwinning Rangers v Ashfield, Stonehaven v Shotts Bon Accord, Forfar West End v Clydebank, Arbroath Vics v Dundonald Bluebell, Shettleston v Kilbirnie Ladeside, Kirkcaldy YM v Royal Albert, Lesmahagow v Hill of Beath, Saltcoats Vics v Easthouses Lily, Beith v Vale of Clyde, Lochee Utd v Maryhill, West Calder Utd v Dunipace, Kelty Hearts v Stoneyburn, Kilsyth Rangers v Culter, Bathgate Thistle v Greenock, Coupar Angus v Lossiemouth Utd, Ellon Utd v St Roch's, Aberdeen University v Dundee North End, Livingston Utd v Largs Thistle, Tranent v Auchinleck Talbot, Dunbar Utd v Irvine Meadow, Brechin Vics v Penicuik Athletic, Rob Roy v Wishaw, Fochabers v Kennoway Star Hearts, Renfrew v Maud, Larkhall Thistle v Arniston Rangers, Camelon v Banks O'Dee, Blantyre Vics v Rosyth Juniors, Neilston v Rutherglen Glencairn, Lochore Welfare v Darvel, Musselburgh Athletic v Johnstone Burgh, Buchanhaven Hearts v Arthurlie, Parkvale v Tayport, Fauldhouse Utd v Hurlford Utd, Lewis Utd v Troon, St Anthony's v Forres Thistle, Bonnyrigg Rose v Montrose Roselea, Blackburn Utd v Downfield, Rossvale v Pumpherston, Bo'ness Utd v Aberdeen East End, Falkirk Juniors v Longside, Girvan v Cambuslang Rangers, Broxburn Athletic v Whitletts Vics, Pollok v Yoker Athletic, Inverness City v Sauchie,Gartcairns v Hermes, Linlithgow Rose v Annbank Utd, Scone Thistle v Benburb,Colony Park v Carnoustie Panmure,Spey Valley v Cumbernauld Utd, Glenafton v Jeanfield Swifts, Fraserburgh Utd v Kinnoull, Kello Rovers v Cumnock, Grantown v Blairgowrie, Carluke Rovers v Lugar Boswell Thistle, Petershill v Newtongrange Star, Dalkeith Thistle v Kirriemuir Thistle, Ardrossan Winton Rovers v Deveronside, Glasgow Perthshire v Lanark Utd, Cruden Bay v Armadale Thistle, Muirkirk v Craigmark, New Elgin v Glenrothes.

Ties to be played on Saturday October 24 (kick-offs 2.30pm).

Reigning trophy holders Auchinleck Talbot are on the road East to meet Tranent in a game that will not take place until the following weekend at the earliest because the Ayrshire kingpins men have a William Hill Scottish Cup second round proper fixture to fulfill against Cumbernauld Colts on the same day and their fate is shared by Junior football’s other surviving representative Linlithgow Rose whose second round trip North to face Clachnacuddin takes precedence over their Junior tie at home to Annbank United.

Kilbirnie boss Stevie Swift bemoaned his luck in the draw by saying: “We might have won 3-0 at the weekend but our players were talking afterwards about how Shettleston were likely to be a different proposition entirely on their own turf and now we are set to find out.

“You can take it as read that we will not be taking them for granted in the Scottish not least because memories are still raw of a few years back when we came up against Largs Thistle just a fortnight after winning 4-0 at Barrfields yet they won 2-1 in the Cup game.

“Junior players and teams become a different animal in the Scottish and I’m keeping fingers crossed we can maybe have our injured strikers Adam Forde and Kevin Turner back to full fitness before the Greenfield Park game.

“Neither of them figured on Saturday but I fancy we might just need their penalty box finishing abilities when we go through there.”

Town gaffer Hugh Kelly did not sound too despondent when he heard of his side’s Cup opponents.

He admitted , “The draw could have been a lot tougher and at least we’ll be at home.

“That said there’s no getting away from the fact Kilbirnie were the better team last Saturday and deserved their win however they caught us when just about every Shettleston player decided to have an off day.

“We were dreadful and I can safely say we’ll be better when it comes to the Cup game because the simple truth is we couldn’t be any worse.”