With the revamp of the Challenge Cup for season 2016/17 officially announced yesterday (June 8th) it has been confirmed that Colts fourth place finish in their inaugural season will see them rewarded with a place in Round 1 for 2016/17.
More history for Colts in the season to come! Committee member Arthur Stackpool had the following to say:
"It is a very interesting re-vamp, giving the team an opportunity to test themselves against possibly better quality teams. More kudos for the club and town as a whole!"
Scottish Challenge Cup - Full details
Round 1 (August) - 28 teams: 12 x Premiership U-20 teams, 8 x League 2 teams, 4 x Highland League teams, 4 x Lowland League teams
Round 2 (August) - 24 teams: 14 x Round 1 winners, remaining 2 x League 2 teams, 8 x League 1 teams
Round 3 (September) - 24 teams: 12 x Round 2 winners, 10 x Championship teams, remaining 2 x League 1 teams
Round 4 (October) - 16 teams: 12 x Round 3 winners, 2 x Northern Ireland Football League teams, 2 x Welsh Premier League teams
Quarter-finals (November): 8 x winners from Round 4