COUNTY CUP | Draws made for Lancashire & Manchester Women’s Challenge Cups

The Lancashire & Manchester FA have both confirmed the draws for their opening rounds of the 2019/20 County Cups.

Manchester County FA

The Manchester FA Women’s Challenge Cup First Round kicks off on Sunday 15th September and see’s holders FC United open their defence with a home tie against GMWFL side AFC Urmston Meadowside.  Last year’s finalists and GMWFL Division One Champions Salford City will look to go one better this season and make the short trip to Flixton at the Armitage Centre.

Semi-Finalists Manchester Stingers host Quarter Finalists Sale United, there’s an all GMWFL tie between Crompton and AFC Oldham whilst GMWFL Division Two Champions West Didsbury & Chorlton Development have a walkover against Chadderton Park Lionesses who’ve already folded.


The Manchester FA Women’s Challenge Cup First Round Draw in FULL:


Chadderton Park Lionesses A-W West Didsbury & Chorlton Development

Flixton Juniors v Salford City Lionesses

Manchester Stingers v Sale United

FC United of Manchester v AFC Urmston Meadowside

Crompton v AFC Oldham


Ties to be played Sunday 15th September, 2pm KO.


Byes: Ashton United, Curzon Ashton, Didsbury, Heyside, Manchester Rovers, Mancunian Unity, Mossley, Sale, Swinton, Tameside United, West Didsbury & Chorlton


Lancashire County FA


A monster Lancashire Women’s Challenge Cup First Round draw is most notable for the absence of last year’s finalists Fylde who’ve made the decision not to enter the competition.  Holders Blackburn Rovers are one of three teams who’ve received byes to the second round with Fleetwood Town Wrens and Morecambe Reserves.

The pick of the ties see’s recently relegated-from-the-WNL Morecambe host Chorley  whilst GMWFL Division One surprise package Langho will be hoping for a cup upset at home to Wigan Athletic.

Sir Tom Finney Development and Hindley both face mammoth tasks to progress to the next round as they face WNL opponents Bolton Wanderers and Burnley respectively.

The Chester FA Women’s Challenge Cup First Round Draw in FULL:


Southport v Haslingden

Morecambe v Chorley

Sir Tom Finney Development v Bolton Wanderers

Bury v St Annes

Accrington Stanley v Blackburn Community

Sir Tom Finney v Academy Juniors

Wythenshawe Amateurs v Cadley

Nelson v Haslingden Development

Langho v Wigan Athletic

Burnley v Hindley

Burnley Belvedere v Accrington Sports & Football

North Lancs & District v Darwen Youth


Ties to be played Sunday 15th September, 2pm KO.


Byes: Blackburn Rovers, Fleetwood Town Wrens, Morecambe Reserves