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Peterborough and Leicestershire leagues will stage end of season competitions




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.

Ketton are in Group Two of the new Peterborough League competition. (45145635)
Ketton are in Group Two of the new Peterborough League competition. (45145635)

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.

Ketton have been placed in Group Two alongside Wittering Premiair while Uppingham will face the majority of Division One opposition in Group Four.

Stamford Bels and King's Cliffe have been handed a series of tough Premier Division tests in Group Three while Stamford Lions and Oakham United have decided against entering the competition which was optional.

The Junior Cup features Deeping Rangers Reserves plus Bels' second string and sides from Glinton & Northborough, Wittering Premiair and King's Cliffe.

Langtoft United, Thurlby Tigers and two sides from Deeping United will be among those competing for Minor Cup glory.

Senior Cup

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.

Uppingham Town will be aiming to progress from Group Four. (45145637)
Uppingham Town will be aiming to progress from Group Four. (45145637)

Junior Cup

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.

Minor Cup

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.

Cottesmore and Thurnby face each other in the Leicestershire Senior League's competition. (45145639)
Cottesmore and Thurnby face each other in the Leicestershire Senior League's competition. (45145639)

Cottesmore will be taking part in a similar style competition organised for Leicestershire Senior League sides.

The Premier Division side have been drawn in Group Two alongside GNG, Khalsa, Hathern, Sileby Town and Thurnby Rangers.

They open their group campaign on Saturday, April 10, with a trip to Sileby before visting GNG the following weekend.

Cottesmore will also be defending their Everards Tiger League Cup crown and will face a home tie against either Ashby Ivanhoe Knights or Asfordby in the quarter-final on Tuesday, April 27.

The club's Development side will face Asfordby, Bottesford and Holwell Sports Reserves in their group cup campaign.

Their first match is also on Saturday, April 10, when they welcome Asfordby to Westray Park.



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