The Saints Welcome The Doonhamers In The Irn-Bru Cup

The draw for the Irn-Bru Cup was made at lunchtime today and for the third consecutive time this season, The New Saints of Oswestry Town were given a home tie.

After victories against Livingston and Elgin City, this time it’s the turn of the Doonhamers – otherwise known as Queen of the South – to visit Park Hall.

Managed by Gary Naysmith, they were on the road in the last round as well, coming away from Montrose with a 3-1 victory after extra time.

Currently in fifth place in a ten-team Scottish Championship, Queen of the South have eleven points from eight games. They are seven points behind leaders, St Mirren, who TNS played in last season’s Irn-Bru Cup semi-final.

The game will be played on Sunday, November 12 2017. The kick-off is 2.45 pm and it will also be shown live on S4C.

The New Saints were represented at today’s draw in Scotland bv Helen Harris, our Finance Director, and her husband, Brian Jones, our official photographer. Check out the photograph album HERE via the album on our Facebook page.

Following the draw we caught up with TNS manager, Scott Ruscoe, for his initial thoughts: “There were Championship sides in the draw so it was going to be a test whoever we would get. It’s good to be at home as well, that is the most pleasing thing for us.”