IRVINE MEADOW will head to Fife this Saturday in a second attempt to make it into the first round of the Scottish Cup.

Medda’s first venture into the country’s senior knockout tournament ended in a 1-1 draw at home to Hill of Beath Hawthorn.

The tie was watched by 251 people as captain Calum Gow headed home an equaliser for Medda to take the tie to a replay.

And the battle between the two teams wasn’t the afternoon’s only talking point as the assistant referee got injured in the first-half which required the referee advisor to get changed and assume the linesman role.

The visitors took the lead in the 12th minute when centre-half Michael Fleming steered the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

Medda made a double substitution at half-time, and there was another change early in the second half – but this time it was the replacement linesman who could not carry on.

Gow headed home on 62 minutes, refusing to celebrate as he tried to lead his side on to a winner, but it wasn’t to be.

The replay will take place this Saturday at Keir’s Park with a home tie against Inverurie Locos awaiting the winner.