Talbot will have to negotiate a tricky two-legged fixture against the defending cup holders following Friday's draw at Marr Hall.

Scotland and Everton striker, Steven Naismith, was on hand to draw the bumper semi final ties.

Talbot face a trip to Hurlford on April 11 or 12 with the return leg at Beechwood due to be played on April 18 or 19. Both clubs will meet to decide a suitable date and each game will be a 2.30pm kick off.

Bot will be looking to get their hands back on the famous old trophy and will need to eliminate the holder - who defeated Glenafton in last seasons final - to set up a tie with Linlithgow Rose or Musselburgh who were paired together in the other semi final.

Talbot gaffer Tommy Sloan said of the draw: "It's a cracking tie. It was always going to be hard no matter who we drew at this stage but Hurlford are a really good side. They've been an up and coming club for a few years now, they've got good backers, good players and staff. There's a wee bit of familiarity that comes in to it with us playing in the same league."

The Beechwood boss admitted that he has no reservations over the Hurlford draw. When asked if he would rather have avoided their Ayrshire rivals, he said: "I wasn't thinking that at all to be honest. We don't get ahead of ourselves. This is the draw we have bee given and we will have to perform and beat Hurlfrod to earn a place in the final.

"We won't be getting ahead of ourselves, we just take the fixtures as they come and none of the sides left in the draw at this satge can be taken lightly."

Sloan is prepping his troops for a bumper Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup first round clash with Premier Division table toppers Irvine Meadow today, with a 2pm kick off. That will be followed up by a crunch derby game against Cumnock - who are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the Premier Division.

Scottish Junior Cup semi final draw; Hurlford vs Auchinleck Talbot Linlithgow Rose v Musselburgh