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The draw for the 2017 Rudgate Yorkshire Leagues Knockout Cup took place on Wednesday evening and has thrown up some mouth-watering contests. The opening round of the competition which is competed for by sides from both the Yorkshire Premier League North and Yorkshire South Premier League is drawn on a regional basis and ties will take place on Bank holiday Monday 1st May. The pick of the first round in the north sees last year’s beaten semi-finals meet at Kings Mill Road were Driffield Town host Woodhouse Grange. Y&DSCL Champions, Clifton Alliance will make their debut in the competition when they host Stamford Bridge, whilst fellow Premier League newcomers Easingwold travel to Acomb to begin their campaign. The regions other first round match is an all east coast affair as Scarborough travel south to take on Hull.

Last season’s top four from each competing League join the competition in the second round and there are several heavy-weight tussles already in the offing. Yorkshire League North Champions Harrogate will welcome the winners of the tie at Kings Mill Road, whilst two of last year’s top four meet at Shipton Road where York will entertain last year’s beaten finalists Sheriff Hutton Bridge, but without the doubt the tie of the round sees reigning Cup holders Yorkshire Academy take on Yorkshire play-off champions Wakefield Thornes.

The full draw is as follows

First Round (Regional Draw) (Monday 1st May)

Acomb v Easingwold

Clifton Alliance v Stamford Bridge

Driffield Town v Woodhouse Grange

Hull v Scarborough

Hallam v Sheffield Collegiate

Treeton v Barnsley

Cleethorpes v Tickhill

Aston Hall v Sheffield & Phoenix United

Second Round (Sunday 4th June)

(A) Treeton or Barnsley v Aston Hall or Sheffield Phoenix

(B) Harrogate v Driffield Town or Woodhouse Grange

(C) Hallam or Sheffield Collegiate v Cleethorpes or Tickhill

(D) Wakefield Thornes v Yorkshire Academy

(E) Whitley Hall v Appleby Frodingham

(F) Wickersley Old Village v Hull or Scarborough

(G) York v Sheriff Hutton Bridge

(H) Clifton Alliance or Stamford Bridge v Acomb or Easingwold

Quarter-Final (Sunday 2nd July)

(I) Winner of A v Winner of B

(J) Winner of C v Winner of D

(K) Winner of E v Winner of F

(L)  Winner of G v Winner of H

Semi-Final (Sunday 6th August)

(M)Winner of  I v Winner of J

(N) Winner of K v winner of  L

Final (Sunday 3rd September) at Treeton CC

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