Gloucestershire’s Hellenic League clubs found out there first fixtures for the upcoming season, as the First Round draws were made for the Banbury Litho Floodlit Cup & the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup.
The six sides competing in the Hellenic Premier and seven sides competing in the Hellenic Division One West were all included in the Banbury Litho Floodlit Cup draw and with regionalised opening rounds, it has served up a few local derbies.
Fairford Town will be travelling to newly promoted Bourton Rovers, Brimscombe & Thrupp will host Cirencester Town Development and last season’s Division Two West Champions Moreton Rangers travel to Premier side Longlevens in the First Round.
Elsewhere, there are home games for Bishops Cleeve, Newent Town, Shortwood United, Stonehouse Town & Tuffley Rovers as they host Tytherington Rocks, Hereford Lads Club, New College Swindon, Malmesbury Victoria & Thornbury Town respectively.
Cheltenham Saracens head to Clanfield in their fixture, whilst Lydney Town face a tough trip to Hellenic League new-boys Westfields.
In the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup First Round only Newent Town were drawn, as they head to Chippenham Town Development.
With the league fixtures expected in the next fortnight and the Preliminary Rounds of the FA Cup and FA Vase to be drawn on Friday morning, all of our Hellenic League sides will be filling their calendars up for the coming season pretty soon.
Here are the ties including the Gloucestershire sides in full (Dates TBC):
Banbury Litho Floodlit Cup
Bishops Cleeve vs Tytherington Rocks
Bourton Rovers vs Fairford Town
Brimscombe & Thrupp vs Cirencester Town Development
Clanfield vs Cheltenham Saracens
Longlevens vs Moreton Rangers
Newent Town ve Hereford Lads Club
Shortwood United vs New College Swindon
Stonehouse Town vs Malmesbury Victoria
Tuffley Rovers vs Thornbury Town
Westfields vs Lydney Town
Bluefin Sport Challenge Cup
Chippenham Town Development vs Newent Town