Another home tie

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THE gods are smiling on Forfar Athletic so far this season - with the cup draws resulting in two home ties against attractive opposition.

The season kicks-off this Saturday with a home joust against relegated premier league side Dunfermline Athletic in the opening round of the Ramsdens Cup, and, last Friday, the draw for the opening round of the Scottish Communities League Cup saw Forfar drawn at home to Partick Thistle.

The match against the Jags will go ahead on Saturday, August 4.

Angus neighbours, Arbroath and Montrose, were also blessed with home ties in the League Cup, against Stirling Albion and Cowdenbeath respectively, while Brechin City make the trip to Stenhousemuir.

The kick-off times for the Angus ties are 3 pm.