UCL League Cup Draw

At the United Counties League AGM last night, the draw was made for the early rounds of the League Knockout Cup and it seems that the draw gods are certainly fans of a local derby! AFC Rushden & Diamonds were drawn at home in the Preliminary Round of the competition against London Road neighbours Wellingborough Whitworths FC. The winners of this game will then face a first round tie away at AFC R&D’s groundshare hosts Wellingborough Town FC. The odds of these ties being drawn were over 5000 to 1 and Diamonds fans will certainly be looking forward to what should be an exciting game against Whitworths.

The full cup draw is as follows:

Preliminary Round

Oadby Town v Raunds Town, Boston Town v Harborough Town, St Ives Town v Blackstones, AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Wellingborough Whitworth, Cogenhoe United v Buckingham Town, Yaxley v Sheoshed Dynamo, Harrowby United v Wootton Blue Cross, Burton Park Wanderers v Rothwell Corinthians.

First Round

Potton United v Cogenhoe United or Buckingham Town, Irchester United v St Ives Town or Blackstones, Boston Town or Harborough Town v AFC Kempston Rovers, Holbeach United v Deeping Rangers, Newport Pagnell Town v Yaxley or Shepshed Dynamo, Wellingborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds or Wellingborough Whitworth, Stewarts & Lloyds Corby v Peterborough Northern Star, Spalding United v Northampton Spencer, Olney Town v Bugbrooke St Michaels, Eynesbury Rovers v Northampton ON Chenecks, Thrapston Town v Harrowby United or Wootton Blue Cross, Desborough Town v Long Buckby, Sleaford Town v Quorn, Rushden & Higham United v Bourne Town, Burton Park Wanderers or Rothwell Corinthians v Northampton Sileby Rangers, Huntingdon Town v Oadby Town or Raunds Town.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds

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