Paisley-based energy supplier ETHX Energy are to take up the sponsorship of the 130-year old Scottish Junior Cup for this season with the option to continue their backing for the next three seasons.

SJFA Secretary Tom Johnston took great pleasure in unveiling the new sponsorship details when the third-round draw made in Glasgow yesterday.

And it produced a heady mix of West v East encounters likely to have Junior supporters speculating over the various outcomes until the ties are played on Saturday. November 21.

Steeling himself for a testing reunion with old foes is Troon midfielder Colin Spence whose Troon side landed arguably the plum head-to-head against fancied East Region cracks Bo’ness United.

Indeed, Spenny reckons he has faced in fully seven Scottish showdowns during an illustrious 10-year playing stint with Auchinleck Talbot.

He said: “A home game against Bo’ness might prove to be something of a lucky omen as they’ve been an early round opponent on at least three occasions when I’ve gone on to be part of Talbot cup-winning teams.

"And I know for certain that we beat them before losing out to Shotts Bon Accord in the 2012 final.

“They are undoubtedly one of the big guns from that part of the country and their playing squad is forever packed with ex-Seniors whose quality tends to are Bo’ness always tipped to do well in the Scottish.

“I’ve read they are a strong title contender through East, so we really need to be ready to meet the challenge they pose as I cannot think how we could possibly have landed a tougher draw from outwith the West Region.

“That said, Troon are a club heading in the right direction and I fancy this could turn out to be a cup contest that could go either way.”

Yet another cup cracker has Clydebank hosting the visit of last season’s East Region champions Kelty Hearts, while Petershill will be doubtless be breathing a sigh of relief at coming out of the hat first against last season’s beaten Scottish Cup finalists Musselburgh Athletic.

Kilwinning Rangers will likewise be looking to make home advantage tell when Sauchie come to Abbey Park while yet another eagerly awaited confrontation sees high flying Super First Division outfit Kilsyth Rangers taking on Camelon.

Spenny’s former club and the reigning trophy holders Auchinleck are on the road to meet Kinnoul and their fate is tame in comparison with Cumbernauld United landed with a tie through at Linlithgow Rose.

The full draw reads as ETHXenergy Scottish Junior Cup Third Round: Clydebank v Kelty Hearts,Dundee North End v Carluke Rovers, Kilsyth Rangers v Camelon, Coupar Angus v Hermes, Tayport v Muirkirk, Irvine Meadow v Blackburn Utd, Blairgowrie v Darvel, Kilwinning Rangers v Sauchie, Stonehaven v St Anthony's, Arthurlie v Dunipace, Renfrew v Dundee East Craigie, Glenrothes v Rosyth Juniors, Jeanfield Swifts v Bonnyrigg Rose, Kilbirnie Ladeside v Dundee Violet, Petershill v Musselburgh Athletic, Neilston v Arniston Rangers, Girvan v Beith, Lanark Utd v Rossvale, Hill O’Beath v Ardrossan Winton Rovers, Scone Thistle v Saltcoats Vics, St Rochs v Kennoway Star Hearts, Kinoull v Auchinleck Talbot, Linlithgow Rose v Cumbernauld Utd, Wishaw v Armadale Thistle, Royal Albert v Pollok, Bathgate Thistle v OakleyUtd, Hurlford Utd v Falkirk Juniors, Troon v Bo'ness Utd, Cumnock v Dundonald Bluebell, Lochee Utd v Penicuik Athletic, Whitletts Vics v Dalkeith Thistle Carnoustie Panmure v Livingston Utd Ties to be played Saturday. November 21. On the comings and goings front comes word of Glenafton boss Craig McEwan heading off interest from Super Premier Division rivals Kilbirnie Ladeside and ambitious Ardrossan Winton Rovers to seal the loan deal signing of his former starlet Michael Wardrope from Ayr United . The teenage midfielder’s arrival back on the Loch Park scene has paved the way for the departure of out of favour ex-Junior Scotland defender/midfielder Chris Malone , who was reputed to be heading through to Springburn last night to put pen to paper on a transfer to Petershill. Yet another teenage prospect Calvin Kemp of Kilwinning Rangers has stepped up from the Junior ranks to join Stranraer.