Third Round day is widely regarded as one of the best in the Scottish football calendar. Hope, ambition and adventure all combine to give fans of teams large and small a break from league duty and a tilt at glory.
That's the beauty of it, the uncertainty of the draw. Where will we be on January 10? Will we get a tie away from home to another SPL club? Will we be paired with a 'rabbit'? Will we get a home draw and be able to use a season ticket freebie? Will the game be a TV pick and be moved to Sunday or midweek?
Since our famous cup win in 1991 we have had only three home starts in this round.
3rd Round Cup Ties
1991 Dons 0 1 'Well
1992 'Well 4 1
1993 'Well 0 2 Rangers
1994 'Well 1 0 Celtic
1996 'Well 0 2
1997 Partick 0 2 'Well
1998 'Well 1 0 Dumbarton (after 1 1 draw)
2000 'Well 2 0 Arbroath (after 1 1 draw)
2001 St Mirren 1 2 'Well
2004 ? ?
There are twenty teams playing on Saturday in the second round and one or two could provide an interesting awayday!
Alloa Athletic v Spartans
Berwick Rangers v Huntly
Greenock Morton v Vale of Leithen
Inverurie Loco Works v Airdrie United
Montrose v Threave Rovers
Stirling Albion v Arbroath
Stranraer v Hamilton Academical
Do you remember the last time we won the cup? Have a look at the 1991 Cup Run.