The draw for the 2019 Gow's of Lybster Highland Amateur Cup took place on Saturday 30th March at the National Hotel Dingwall and drawn into the first round of the competition, Tain Thistle will play at home against Caithness amateur side Staxigoe United. The fixture will be Thistle's second crack at the Highland Amateur Cup, having been handed a baptism of fire last year, losing out in the first round to eventual winners Pentland United after extra time.
As defending North West Sutherland league champions, Tain will be hopeful of giving a better showing to secure a place in the next round. The first round games are scheduled for Saturday, May 11th.
Before their Highland Amateur Cup game, the Jags will begin their season on Saturday, April 13th with a Stafford Cup first round match against Melvich at the Links.