Annan host Falkirk in Ramsdens Cup semi-final

Ramsdens Challenge Cup

Surprise packages Annan Athletic have been handed a home draw against Falkirk in the semi-finals of the Ramsdens Cup.

The other semi-final is an all-First Division affair, with Hamilton Academical hosting Livingston.

Third Division leaders Annan booked their place in the last four by defeating Ayr United 1-0 at Somerset Park on Sunday.

Now they take on another First Division side, Falkirk, who swept aside Division Two outfit East Fife 4-1 in Methil.

The Fifers had gone into that game hoping for their second major scalp of the season, having knocked Scottish Premier League side Dunfermline Athletic out of the Scottish Communities League Cup.

Three-time winners Hamilton and Livingston have already drawn 1-1 at New Douglas Park in the league this season.

Accies, who defeated Morton 2-1 to reach the semi-final, had Mark McLaughlin and Simon Mensing sent off during Livi's visit on 27 August.

Falkirk have also won the Scottish Football League-run Challenge Cup tournament, for clubs outwith the SPL, three times.

Livingston, who beat Berwick Rangers 2-1 in their quarter-final, have only reached the final once, losing to Airdrieonians in 2001.

Annan are making their second appearance in the semi-finals but have yet to reach a national final since joining the SFL in 2008.

Ramsdens Cup semi-final draw

Annan Athletic v Falkirk

Hamilton Academical v Livingston