Crowland, Long Sutton, Moulton and others ready for return to football action
The long-awaited return to action for sides in the Peterborough League is imminent following the draws for a new cup competition.
After the curtailment of the league season following a vote by clubs, three separate competitions have been set up.
The Senior Cup will involve 28 teams from the Premier and Division One in four groups of seven.
Teams will play each other once with the top two from each group progressing into the knock-out stages.
The same format will be used for the 25 teams from Divisions Two and Three in the Junior Cup while the remaining sides will compete in the Minor Cup. The competitions are expected to begin on Saturday, April 10.
Moulton Harrox have been placed in Group One of the Senior Cup alongside Whaplode-based NECI and title rivals Netherton United while the Broad Lane club’s second string will play in Group Two.
Crowland and Long Sutton will face each other in Group Three while Pinchbeck United Reserves are in Group Four alongside Crowland’s second string and Rippingale & Folkingham.
The Junior Cup features Deeping Rangers Reserves and Long Sutton’s second string while Holbeach Bank, NECI Reserves, Langtoft United, Long Sutton A, Thurlby Tigers, Sutton Bridge plus two sides from Deeping United will compete for Minor Cup glory.
Each competition was optional for clubs with Holbeach United Reserves among a quartet of Premier Division sides – Parson Drove, Stamford Lions and Oakham United were the others – who didn’t wish to enter.
Group One: Peterborough Northern Star Res, FC Peterborough, NECI, ICA Sports, Eunice Huntingdon, Moulton Harrox, Netherton.
Group Two: Whittlesey Athletic Res, Warboys, Moulton Harrox Res, Wittering Premiair, Cardea, Eye United, Ketton.
Group Three: Crowland, Stilton, Oundle, Stamford Bels, Peterborough North End Sports, Long Sutton, King’s Cliffe.
Group Four: Thorpe Wood, Uppingham, Leverington, Pinchbeck Res, Tydd, Rippingale & Folkingham, Crowland Res.
Group One: Deeping Rangers Res, Stamford Bels Res, Netherton Res, FC Hampton Res, Glinton & Northborough, Huntingdon Rovers, Casterton.
Group Two: Stilton Res, Wittering Premiair A, Cardea Res, Orton Rangers, Tydd Res, Peterborough City.
Group Three: Polonia, King’s Cliffe Res, Wittering Premiair Res, FC Hampton, Weldon United, Stanground Sports.
Group Four: Leverington Res, Dreams, Ramsey, Long Sutton Res, FC Peterborough Res, Farcet.
Group One: FC Hampton A, Dreams Res, Orton Rangers Res, Uppingham Res, Rippingale & Folkingham Res, Long Sutton A, Netherton A.
Group Two: Holbeach Bank, Huntingdon Town Development, NECI Reserves, Wittering Premiair B, Langtoft United, King’s Cliffe A.
Group Three: Thurlby Tigers, Ramsey Res, Cambridge, Warboys Res, Sutton Bridge, Deeping Utd Res.
Group Four: Sawtry, Deeping United, Thorpe Wood Res, Whittlesey A, Oundle Res, Weldon Res.