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LEAGUE CUP DRAW + DATES ANNOUNCED

LEAGUE CUP DRAW + DATES ANNOUNCED

The draw for the inaugural Group Stage of the Mitre Brooks Mileson Northern League Cup has pitted a seeded Bishop Auckland side in Group G with Whickham, Penrith, Jarrow and Sunderland West End.

Match-day logistics have all been worked through and the following dates have been released for the group games concerning the Two Blues’ opponents and will be played as follows –

GROUP G SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER

BISHOP AUCKAND vs. Whickham

Penrith vs. Jarrow

WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

Whickham vs. Penrith

Jarrow vs. Sunderland West End

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER

Jarrow vs. BISHOP AUCKLAND

Penrith vs. Sunderland West End

TUESDAY 8 OCTOBER

Sunderland West End vs. Whickham

WEDNESDAY 9 OCTOBER

BISHOP AUCKLAND vs. Penrith

TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER

Sunderland West End vs. BISHOP AUCKLAND

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER

Whickham vs. Jarrow

Each side will play two home and two away games with the top two sides in each of the eight groups (comprising of five sides apiece) progressing to the final sixteen of the competition.

As per the announcement of the Ebac Northern League back in May http://www.northernfootballleague.org/news/new-format-for-league-cup/ the group stage replaces the first two rounds of previous seasons’ competitions.

 

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