South Challenge Cup 22-23

The South Region Challenge Cup was introduced in 2007 to replace the Scottish Qualifying Cup (South) which was scrapped when the Scottish Cup became an all-in draw.

It is open to Lowland League, West of Scotland, East of Scotland League and South of Scotland League clubs and there is a record entry of 163 teams this season.

To manage this number, the clubs have been split into four regions and the first two rounds will be contested on this basis.  From the third round (last 64) it will be an all-in draw.

Auchinleck Talbot are the current holders having defeated Bonnyrigg Rose in last season’s final.

2022-23 COMPETITION (2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 not played, 2021-22)

First Round (Aug 20)

North West

  • Ardrossan Winton Rovers – St Roch’s
  • Beith Juniors – St Anthony’s
  • Benburb – Dalry Thistle
  • Greenock Juniors – Thorn Athletic
  • Maryhill – Port Glasgow Juniors
  • Pollok – Eglinton
  • Rutherglen Glencairn – Finnart
  • St Peter’s – Renfrew
  • Vale of Leven – Largs Thistle

North East

  • Camelon Juniors – West Park United
  • Cowdenbeath – Cumbernauld Colts
  • Crossgates Primrose – Stirling University
  • East Stirlingshire – Kirkcaldy & Dysart
  • Glenrothes – Open Goal Broomhill
  • Kilsyth Rangers – Hill of Beath Hawthorn
  • Luncarty – Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
  • Rosyth – Gartcairn
  • Shotts Bon Accord – Burntisland Shipyard

South West

  • Bonnyton Thistle – Glenafton Athletic
  • Darvel – Hurlford United
  • Gretna 2008 – Cambuslang Rangers
  • Muirkirk Juniors – Kello Rovers
  • Newmains United – Abbey Vale
  • Royal Albert – Creetown
  • Threave Rovers – Mid Annandale
  • Troon – Blantyre Victoria

South East

  • Bathgate Thistle – Penicuik Athletic
  • Civil Service Strollers – Heriot Watt University
  • Dalkeith Thistle – Whitburn Juniors
  • Edinburgh United – Pumpherston Juniors
  • Ormiston Primrose – Easthouses Lily
  • Tweedmouth Rangers – Dunbar United
  • Tynecastle – Livingston United
  • West Calder United – Edinburgh College
  • Armadale Thistle – Tranent Juniors (Aug 21)

Second Round (Sept 10)

North West

  • Ardeer Thistle – Glasgow United
  • Arthurlie – Irvine Meadow XI
  • Ashfield – Greenock Juniors or Thorn Athletic
  • Beith Juniors or  St Anthony’s – Vale of Leven or Largs Thistle
  • Benburb or Dalry Thistle – Rutherglen Glencairn or Finnart
  • Glasgow Perthshire – Kilwinning Rangers
  • Glenvale – Yoker Athletic
  • Harmony Row – Neilston
  • Johnstone Burgh – Campbeltown Pupils
  • Kilbirnie Ladeside – Drumchapel United
  • Maryhill or Port Glasgow Juniors – Ardrossan Winton Rovers or St Roch’s
  • Petershill – Vale of Clyde
  • Pollok or Eglinton – Clydebank
  • Rossvale – Irvine Victoria
  • Saltcoats Victoria – St Peter’s or Renfrew
  • St Cadoc’s – BSC Glasgow

North East

  • Bo’ness United – Thorniewood United
  • Camelon Juniors or West Park United – Thornton Hibs
  • Crossgates Primrose or Stirling University – East Stirlingshire or Kirkcaldy & Dysart
  • Easterhouse FA – Kinnoull
  • Glenrothes or Open Goal Broomhill – Bellshill Athletic
  • Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts – Kilsyth Athletic
  • Jeanfield Swifts – Cowdenbeath or Cumbernauld Colts
  • Kennoway Star Hearts – Glasgow University
  • Kilsyth Rangers or Hill of Beath Hawthorn – Dunipace
  • Linlithgow Rose – Oakley United
  • Lochgelly Albert – Bo’ness Athletic
  • Lochore Welfare – Dundonald Bluebell
  • Rossvale Academy – Shotts Bon Accord or Burntisland Shipyard
  • Rosyth or Gartcairn – Syngenta
  • Sauchie Juniors – Cumbernauld United
  • St Andrews United – Luncarty or Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

South West

  • Auchinleck Talbot – Craigmark Burntonians
  • Bonnyton Thistle or Glenafton Athletic – Lugar Boswell Thistle
  • Carluke Rovers – Caledonian Braves
  • Cumnock Juniors – Upper Annandale
  • East Kilbride Thistle – Darvel or Hurlford United
  • Gretna 2008 or Cambuslang Rangers – Wishaw Juniors
  • Lanark United – East Kilbride
  • Lesmahagow Juniors – Whitletts Victoria
  • Lochore Welfare – Larkhall Thistle
  • Maybole Juniors – Girvan
  • Muirkirk Juniors or Kello Rovers – Royal Albert or Creetown
  • Newmains United or Abbey Vale – Dalbeattie Star
  • Newton Stewart – Wigtown & Bladnoch
  • Nithsdale Wanderers – Threave Rovers or Mid Annandale
  • St Cuthbert Wanderers – Lochmaben
  • Troon or Blantyre Victoria – Forth Wanderers

South East

  • Lothian Thistle HV – Craigroyston (Sept 9)
  • Bathgate Thistle or Penicuik Athletic – Peebles Rovers
  • Civil Service Strollers or Heriot Watt University – Edinburgh University
  • Coldstream – Harthill Royal
  • Dalkeith Thistle or Whitburn Juniors – Broxburn Athletic
  • Edinburgh South – Arniston Rangers
  • Edinburgh United or Pumpherston Juniors – Blackburn United
  • Fauldhouse United – Hawick Royal Albert
  • Haddington Athletic – Armadale Thistle or Tranent Juniors
  • Musselburgh Athletic – Gala Fairydean Rovers
  • Newtongrange Star – West Calder United or Edinburgh College
  • Spartans – Berwick Rangers
  • Stoneyburn Juniors – Ormiston Primrose or Easthouses Lily
  • Tweedmouth Rangers or Dunbar United – Preston Athletic
  • Vale of Leithen – Tynecastle or Livingston United
  • Whitehill Welfare – Leith Athletic 

Third Round (Oct 15)

Fourth Round (Nov 19)

Fifth Round (Feb 4)

Quarter Finals (Mar 4)

Semi Finals (Apr 1)

Final (May 28)