The road to Bishops Stortford for the final of the Essex Olympian League Senior League Cup in May 2020 has begun with the draw for the First Round being done last night ahead of being played in September.
All 14 Premier Division sides won’t be taking part until October when they enter at Round Two whilst ACD United have also received a bye into the same round as the Premier Division sides. It means at the current point in time, Bishops Stortford Swifts won’t be trying to defend the cup until as previously stated, October.
Ties in the competition include the all-Division 1 affair between Runwell Sports and Manford Way whilst there is a tasty all-Division 2 tie between Epping Town and Corinthians to watch if your around the area that day.
Division 3 side Wakebury start their first ever campaign with a trip to Division 1 side Lakeside whilst fellow-Division 3 side Hullbridge Sports A also start their debut campaign with a trip to Division 4 side Leytonstone United.
Cupids Country Club will be hosting two ties as both Wakering Sports from Division 2 host Collier Row of Division 3 whilst Shoebury Town from Division 1 host Division 5 side Old Barkabbyeans in what could prove to be a major upset.
Last season’s semi-finalists Chingford Athletic from Division 1 play hosts to Beacon Hill Rovers of Division 2 in the First Round.
All of the dates for the matches will be confirmed in due course.
Here is the full list of the ties as follows:
Lakeside vs Wakebury
Ramsden Scottia vs Leigh Town
Forest Glade vs Westhamnians
White Ensign Reserves vs Westhamnians
Laindon Orient vs Herongate Athletic
Wakering Sports vs Collier Row
Dagenham United vs Galleywood
Leytonstone United vs Hullbridge Sports A
Runwell Sports vs Manford Way
Roydon vs Ryan
Ongar Town vs Snaresbrook
May & Baker Reserves vs Old Chelmsfordians
Chingford Athletic vs Beacon Hill Rovers
FC Hamlets vs Rochford Town
Shoebury Town vs Old Barkabbyeans
Epping Town vs Corinthians
AS Rawreth vs Newbury Forest Reserves