Hellenic League sides learn fate as First Round Cup draws are made

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.

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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