NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Sports start cup defence on the road

Hinchingbrooke Cup winners Peterborough Sports.
Hinchingbrooke Cup winners Peterborough Sports.
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Holders Peterborough Sports will hit the road for the start of their defence of the Hinchingbrooke Cup next season.

The ‘Fourmidables’, who also won the United Counties League Division One title, the UCL League KO Cup and the Northants Junior Cup during their fairytale 2015/16 campaign, have been handed a first-round trip to Stotfold.

The Bedfordshire club play in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division and the tie must be completed before October 31.

Peterborough Northern Star, winners two seasons ago and annihilated by Sports in the final last term, have been handed a first-round derby date at Yaxley.

Elsewhere, city side Netherton United travel to Bourne.

Hinchingbrooke Cup

First round draw: Huntingdon v Raunds, Yaxley v Peterborough Northern Star, Potton v Oakham Utd, Bourne v Netherton, S & L Corby v Wisbech St Mary, Godmanchester Rovers v Eynesbury Rovers, Stotfold v Peterborough Sports, Deeping Rangers bye.