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The draw for the 2017/18 Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup first round

Moles v Kestrels the stand out local tie in the first round

The draw for the 2017/18 Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup first round

The Hellenic League have announced the draw for the first round of the 2017/18 Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup with the local tie of the round seeing Binfield host new boys Woodley United at Hill Farm Lane.

There’s also an early meeting for Highmoor-IBIS and Windsor following the Royalists transfer from the Combined Counties League while AFC Aldermaston face another trip to Henley Town having already been drawn against them in the Floodlit Cup.

Here’s the full draw for the first round:

  • Binfield vs Woodley United
  • Brent United vs Abingdon United
  • Burnham vs Thame Rangers
  • Chalfont Wasps vs Oxford City Nomads
  • Chalvey Sports vs Headington Amateur’s
  • Cheltenham Saracen’s vs Woodstock Town
  • Cirencester Town ‘Dev’ vs Bishop’s Cleeve
  • Clanfield vs Royal Wootton Bassett Town
  • Didcot Town vs Wokingham & Emmbrook
  • Easington Sports vs Newent Town
  • Fairford Town vs Kidlington
  • Henley Town vs AFC Aldermaston
  • Highmoor-IBIS vs Windsor
  • Highworth Town vs Tytherington Rocks
  • Holyport vs Chinnor
  • Letcombe vs Bourton Rovers
  • Longlevens AFC vs Tuffley Rovers
  • Lydney Town vs Faringdon Town
  • Milton United vs Long Crendon
  • New College Swindon vs Moreton Rangers
  • North Leigh vs Ardley United
  • Penn & Tylers Green vs Abingdon Town
  • Pewsey Vale vs Carterton
  • Sandhurst Town vs Bicester Town
  • Shortwood United vs Brimscombe & Thrupp
  • Shrivenham vs Brackley Town Saints
  • Virginia Water vs Aston Clinton
  • Wallingford Town vs Ascot United

Byes for Bracknell Town, Flackwell Heath, Thatcham Town and Wantage Town.

The final of the 2016/17 competition saw Bracknell beat league rivals Highworth Town 2-1 at Abingdon United.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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