The draw for the SAL Senior Cup has been released with the two newest teams in the Senior Section meeting in Round 1. Cambridge Heath are due to host Tooting & Merton Wandsworth at Victoria Park on 7 October with the prize of a trip to Weirside Rangers at stake for the winner.
The Second Round is scheduled for 4 November with last season's finalists, Crouch End Vampires, visiting north London rivals Broomfield. A south-eastern derby pits HSBC against AFC Oldsmiths while Actonians vs Norsemen promises to b an interesting encounter between last season's run away Third Division champions (Norsemen) and an Acton side who have been knocking on the door of Division 1 for a couple of seasons now.
The Third Round takes place on 9 December and the draw for that round will be released on 5 November at midday.
The draw for the SAL Intermediate Cup has been released with 29 entrants from Intermediate Divisions 1, 2 and 3. The holders, Ibis Eagles Reserves, are exempt to Round 3 but new boys Hampstead Heathens travel to Northaw to face Old Owens Reserves in their very first SAL Cup tie. Another 1st XI - St. James' Old Boys - host Weirside Rangers Reserves in Round 1 while Tooting & Merton Wandsworth are down to travel to Edmonton to take on Norsemen Reserves.
The competition begins on 30 September with five First Round ties, followed by the Second Round on 11 November.
The draw for the SAL Junior Cup 1st and 2nd Rounds was released today with new boys City of London drawn at home to Winchmore Hill 4th in Round 1. Tooting & Merton Wandsworth have yet to confirm their entry, but have been provisionally drawn at home to Alleyn Old Boys 4th.
The competition is open to teams from Intermediate Division 4 and Junior Divisions 1 North and 1 South and has attracted over 30 entries this season. Round 1 is scheduled for 30 September with the 2nd Round two weeks later on 14 October.
The draw for the SAL Minor Cup has been released today, with 20 entrants from Junior Divisions 3 North and 3 South. New club Tansley feature in Round 1 with an 'away' trip to Old Owens 3rd, with whom they ground-share. In Round 2 2017 runners-up Weirside Rangers 3rd travel to Old Parkonians 4th - some reward for last season's efforts!!!
Aside from the 'Northaw derby' between Tansley and Owens, there are other local match-ups for Ibis Eagles 3rd, who host Civil Service 4th and Alexandra Park 6th, who host Crouch End Vampires 4th.
The competition begins on 21 October with the 2nd Round due to take place on 25 November.