Midlothian football roundup: Newtongrange Star to face Musselburgh in Scottish Cup first round

East Scotland Premier Division side Newtongrange Star won 5-1 at Invergordon as Chris Robertson scored a hat trick on his 30th birthday for Chris King’s side at the Global Energy Stadium of Ross County. The long trip did not affect Star as they took a three-nil lead within 20 minutes, Liam McIntosh scoring either side of a Robertson brace. The hosts pulled one back before the break, but another goal each from McIntosh and Robertson secured a fine victory.

They will now face Musselburgh Athletic away on Saturday, September 17.

Elsewhere in the Scottish Cup preliminary round, there was unfortunately no more joy for the Midlothian sides. Penicuik lost 1-0 at home to Musselburgh and Easthouses Lily lost 3-0 at Drumchapel United. Although there were also exits for Whitehill Welfare, who lost 4-1 at home to Camelon, and Dalkeith Thistle, who were beaten 3-1 at home to Lochee United.

Newtongrange Star staged a Scottish Cup first round tie at Musselburgh.

Tuesday night is league action for four home sides, with Easthouses at Edinburgh United, Arniston at Ormiston and Dalkeith at home to Edinburgh South in Division Two, with Penicuik at home to Inverkeithing in the Premier League. As its league action on Saturday again, Dalkeith host Craigroyston, Lily host Newburgh, Arniston visit Heriot Watt, Penicuik travel to Crossgates and Whitehall entertain Kinnoull.

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