AUCHINLECK Talbot now know who they will face if they are to progress further in the senior Scottish Cup.

They face an uphill battle though, as they have been drawn against one of the highest ranking sides in this stage of the competition.

The Beechwood Park side booked their place in the third round in nailbiting fashion, going through in a penalty shoot-out after a draw away to Bo'ness United on Saturday.

Tommy Sloan's men will now have to beat Raith Rovers at Stark's Park at the end of November if they're to progress to the fourth round - and victory in Kirkcaldy could set up a potential tie with Premier League opposition.

Ian Murray's side currently sit in seventh place in the SPFL Championship, only five points behind early season table toppers Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Raith Rovers have never won the competition, though they were beaten finalists back in 1912-13.

They made it to the fifth round stage last season, before being knocked out by Celtic at Parkhead.

Talbot, though, will show no fear in the match, having dispatched opposition from the same league twice in recent history.

Back in 2019 they knocked Ayr United out in the fourth round, and last November they defeated Hamilton Accies in the third round - though both games took place at Beechwood Park.

Last year's win over Hamilton set up a fourth-round glamour tie at home to Hearts, though the Premiership side ended up triumphing 5-0 at Beechwood.

All the third round ties will take place on the weekend of November 26.