Wisbech Town and March Town United land derbies in Ridgeons league cup draw

HOLDERS Wisbech Town and March Town United will play derbies in their opening Ridgeons League Challenge Cup matches.

Ridgeons Premier Division outfit Wisbech - who beat Wroxham 1-0 in May’s league cup final to win their first trophy in 16 years - begin their defence of the trophy at Downham Town in the first round.

March have been handed a tough preliminary round draw against higher-league opposition in the shape of Ely City. The Hares - who play in the Ridgeons First Division - were dumped out of the competition by The Robins in the first round last season but at least have home advantage this time round.

Brett Whaley’s side will face a daunting trip to Premier Division runners-up Dereham Town if they progress to the first round proper.

Draw in full


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PRELIMINARY ROUND

Cambridge University Press v Long Melford

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FC Clacton v Woodbridge Town

Haverhill Rovers v CRC

Ipswich Wanderers v Hadleigh United

March Town United v Ely City

Walsham-le-Willows v Great Yarmouth Town

FIRST ROUND

Dereham Town v March Town United or Ely City

Diss Town v Gorleston

Downham Town v Wisbech Town

FC Clacton or Woodbridge Town v Wivenhoe Town

Godmanchester Rovers v Halstead Town

Haverhill Rovers or CRC v Cambridge University Press or Long Melford

Ipswich Wanderers or Hadleigh United v Brantham Athletic

Mildenhall Town v Swaffham Town

Newmarket Town v Team Bury

Norwich United v Walsham le Willows or Great Yarmouth Town

Saffron Walden Town v Cornard United

Stanway Rovers v Brightlingsea Regent

Stowmarket Town v Kirkley & Pakefield

Thetford Town v Fakenham Town

Whitton United v Felixstowe & Walton United

Wroxham v Debenham LC

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