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Aug 15, 2011, 5:52 PM
Post #288 of 540
Gents, the LFA has released the draw for this season's County Cups. Highlights:
*Hughesvideos' own Edmonton Rovers face former winners Albion Manor in the Intermediate Cup (Albion rightly re-entered the Intermediate Cup after a few seasons in the Challenge Cup).
*Yalova are in the Intermediate Cup (after last year's farce of them quite frankly p***ing over outclassed teams in the Junior Cup). They face Enfield Crusaders.
*Very good Challenge Cup this year with New Salamis, Aris, Baldon, Pearscroft (last year's beaten finalists), Greengate (winners of the Intermediate Cup), North London Olympians, Akincilar, Panthea, Eltham Town and Clapton Rangers in the competition (I don't think this is the same Clapton Rangers team as in previous seasons though). Several teams there strong enough to give New Salamis a tough test. This is the strongest Challenge Cup on paper that I can remember for some years. Gents, have we finally got our wish to see "the best of the best" in the Challenge Cup? ...and no more nonsense of semi-pro teams competing in the Junior/Intermediate Cups?
*Former H & L League champs Lapton make their LFA debut in the Intermediate Cup. Quite frankly they made this step 3-4 years too late as the team is past their best. Would have been much better seeing them a few years ago when they were at their peak.
(This post was edited by stevegraze on Aug 15, 2011, 9:48 PM)