The NWCFL League Management Committee have today announced that the draw has been made for the league’s two League Cup competitions.
The NWCFL issued the following statement this morning:
At the start of the season we were unsure whether or not we could incorporate our two league Cup Competitions, The Macron League Cup and the Division One Cup, known this season as The Edward Case Cup. The operation of these competitions was decided to be reviewed as we got to the end of the calendar year and was dependent on getting a minimum amount of league games played.
Following a mid-season review, a proposal was put to the League Management Committee Meeting on Wednesday and confirmed. A schedule has been proposed and subsequent draw taken place for both Cup Competitions. The Edward Chase Cup will commence W/C 21st February 2022, 2nd Round W/C 7th March 2022, 3rd Round W/C 21st March 2022 with the Quarter Finals on either 30th April or 2nd May. The Semi-Finals are scheduled for 7th May with the Final on the 14th May. The Competition was a straightforward draw without groups.
The Macron Cup was regionalised into groups for the draws and the draw has been made for the first two rounds. Round One Takes place on 14th March, Round Two on 28th March. The Third Round will take place W/C Monday 11th April, Quarter Finals on Saturday 30th April, The Semi Finals on Saturday 7th May and the Final on Saturday 14th May provided that the same team does not reach the final of both tournaments.”
The Raven’s will play both of their first games in each competition away from home.
In the First Division Challenge Cup (The Edward Chase Cup) we were given a first round bye, and travel to Division One (South) rivals Cheadle Town, for a second round tie during the week commencing March 7.
We will also be on the road in the regionalised group structured Macron Cup and have drawn two potentially tough ties against NWCFL Premier League teams. The Ravens will play AFC Liverpool in the first round during the week commencing March 14 and should they successfully come through that tie, they will play Runcorn Town in the week commencing March 28.