KELTY HEARTS have been handed a TV date after it was confirmed their William Hill Scottish Cup first round tie will be beamed live to the nation.

Barry Ferguson's side, who are preparing to face English National League outfit Solihull Moors in the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Cup on Saturday, were drawn to face junior big guns Auchinleck Talbot when the ties were picked out on Sunday.

The game had been due to take place on Saturday September 21, but will now take place on Friday September 20 after it was chosen for coverage by the BBC Scotland channel.

Kelty, who thrashed Gretna 2008 10-0 on Saturday to remain second in the Lowland League, are in the first round for a second successive season.

Twelve months ago, they defeated Dalbeattie Star 3-1 to earn a tie at SPFL League Two side Peterhead, who won the second round meeting 3-2 at Balmoor.

The New Central Park side will host a Talbot side - who have won the Junior Cup a record 13 times - that shocked Championship Ayr United 1-0 in a fourth round tie last season.

The Ayrshire side went on to play Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle and SFA commercial director, Chris Rawlings, said: "We’re delighted to work with BBC Scotland to bring live televised coverage of the William Hill Scottish Cup First Round fixture between Kelty Hearts and Auchinleck Talbot.

"It is a historic moment for the competition, bringing the early stages of the cup to a national audience for the first time.

"Clubs competing in the early round will enjoy greater exposure and it will be a memorable night for both as they go head to head in what promises to be an exciting First Round."

BBC Scotland will have 11 live games in the competition, culminating in live coverage of the final on Saturday, 9th May 2020.

The game at New Central Park will kick-off at 7.05pm.

Don't miss tomorrow's Press Sport for in-depth coverage building up to Kelty's clash with Solihull on Saturday.