The draw for the opening round of the Amateur League’s Clarence Cup has been made.
While there tends to be more prestige attached to the Border Cup and its traditional Christmas final, the Clarence is arguably harder to win and is the equivalent of the Amateur League’s FA Cup.
Locally, Kilroot Rec, Mossley FC, Wellington Rec and Larne Tech Old Boys all meet Junior opposition, while one of the ties of the round is the meeting at the Diamond of Rathfern Rangers and St Patrick’s YM.
Round-one ties are to be played on or before December 6.
Clarence Cup first-round draw
Suffolk Swifts v Kilroot Rec
Mossley FC v Queens Grads
Nortel v Ardglass
Lisburn Rangers v 18th Newtownabbey OB
Greenisland v 1st Bangor OB
Newtownbreda v FC Ballynure
Rathfern Rangers v St Patrick’s YM
Wellington Rec v 4th Newtownabbey OB
Barn United v East Belfast
Bangor YM v Larne Tech OB
Crumlin United v Whitehead Eagles
Dromore Amateurs v Newington Rangers
Byes: Grange Rangers, UUJ, Islandmagee.