DUNFERMLINE will go head-to-head with Championship rivals Arbroath for a place in the Betfred Cup quarter finals after progressing from the group stage.

Stevie Crawford's side staged a dramatic fightback against League One Clyde at East End on Saturday, recovering from a two-goal deficit with half an hour to go to ensure victory in their final Group E encounter.

Having previously beaten Dumbarton, Falkirk and Dumbarton, the Pars knew that a point would be enough to lift them above the Bairns - who, with three wins themselves, topped the section at the start of the day on goal difference having completed their fixtures - but fell behind to Ally Love's first half goal.

Their chance of winning the group looked bleaker when Mark Lamont doubled the advantage but Kevin O'Hara's penalty, Declan McManus' leveller and Paul Watson's last-gasp winner made it 12 points from 12.

Not only was that enough for Dunfermline to top the group, it gave them one of the four best records of the teams who had done so, ensuring they would be seeded for yesterday afternoon's draw.

It saw them avoid Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and Motherwell, as well as Livingston, Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian, and they were handed an away tie to Arbroath.

The teams have yet to meet in the league this season - the first meeting will be at East End on Boxing Day - and will head to Gayfield looking for their first win in three visits, having lost and drawn once there last term.

It is the fourth successive season that Dunfermline have progressed from the group stage of the tournament, but in each of the last three occasions, they have bowed out to Rangers, Hearts and Celtic respectively.

The tie will be played over the weekend of November 28/29.

The full draw is:

Celtic v Ross County

Falkirk v Rangers

Livingston v Ayr United

St Mirren v Aberdeen

Hibernian v Dundee

Arbroath v Dunfermline Athletic

Motherwell v St Johnstone

Alloa Athletic v Heart of Midlothian.