CUP DRAW: Tough start for Cuckoos

Yaxley FC celebrate their UCL League Cup Final win last season.
Yaxley FC celebrate their UCL League Cup Final win last season.

Holders Yaxley have been handed a tough start to their defence of the United Counties League Cup.

The Cuckoos are likely to travel to one of the Premier Division title favourites, Eynesbury. Eynesbury have a first round date at Division One outfit Lutterworth with Yaxley to meet the winners.

Last season’s runners-up Wisbech, are at home to Potton in the first round and, if successful, will travel to Olney in the second round

Selected ties

First round: Bourne v Harrowby, Wisbech v Potton, Bugbrooke St Michaels v Blackstones, Deeping Rangers v Cogenhoe, Pinchbeck v St Andrews.

Second round: Holbeach v Sleaford or Melton, Peterborough Northern Star v Kirby Muxloe, Deeping Rangers or Cogenhoe v Harborough Town, Lutterworth or Eynesbury v Yaxley, Raunds v Pinchbeck or St Andrews, Olney v Wisbech or Potton, Irchester v Bourne or Harrowby.