Draws gets league cup underway!

8 months ago By David Watters

The EVO-STIK League's clubs know who their first opponents will be in the upcoming season's Integro League Challenge Cup after Wednesday's draw for the early rounds.

All 68 clubs started out on the road to follow in the footsteps of 2016-17 winners Bamber Bridge when they went into the hat for the preliminary and first round draws.

Like last season's EVO-STIK League North winners and losing finalists Grantham Town, the winners and runners-up will once again collect £2000 and £1000 in prize money respectively. Losing quarter-finalists will collect £250 while the losing semi-finalists will bank £500 each as sponsors Integro continue their long-running support for the EVO-STIK League's showpiece cup competition.

The 2017-18 competition will see the result of all ties decided by penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

Preliminary Round
Tuesday 5 September
Chasetown v Market Drayton Town
Colne v Clitheroe
Scarborough Athletic v Sheffield FC
Wednesday 6 September
Lincoln United v Corby Town

First Round
Monday 16 October
Shaw Lane v Cleethorpes Town
Stourbridge v Alvechurch
Tuesday 17 October
Altrincham v Ashton United
Bedworth v Barwell
Belper Town v Basford
Buxton v Coalville Town
Colne or Clitheroe v Workington
Colwyn Bay v Warrington Town
Frickley Athletic v Stocksbridge Park Steels
Glossop North End v Mossley
Grantham Town v Lincoln United or Corby Town
Halesowen Town v Romulus
Hednesford Town v Rushall Olympic
Hyde United v Trafford
Kendal Town v Lancaster City
Marine v Brighouse Town
Mickleover Sports v Loughborough Dynamo
Nantwich Town v Droylsden
Newcastle Town v Chasetown or Market Drayton Town
Ossett Town v Goole AFC
Prescot Cables v Bamber Bridge
Ramsbottom United v Stalybridge Celtic
Skelmersdale United v Atherton Collieries
South Shields v Farsley Celtic
Spalding United v Gresley
Stamford v Peterborough Sports
Sutton Coldfield Town v Stafford Rangers
Tadcaster Albion v Ossett Albion
Whitby Town v Scarborough Athletic or Sheffield FC
Witton Albion v Radcliffe Borough
Wednesday 18 October
Carlton Town v Matlock Town
Kidsgrove Athletic v Leek Town

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