Durham Challenge Cup – Preliminary Round Draw

The draw for the preliminary round of the Durham Challenge Cup has been made as follows:

1 Jarrow FC v West Auckland Tunns
2 Boldon CA v Crook Town AFC
3 Durham United v Horden CW
4 Birtley Town v Sunderland Farringdon Detached
5 Spennymoor Town v Darlington Town
6 Billingham Synthonia v Wolviston
7 Sunderland West End v Annfield Plain
8 Seaham Red Star v Durham City AFC
9 Sunderland Silksworth CW v Whickham FC
10 Billingham Town v Easington Colliery
11 Ryhope CW v Brandon United
12 Tow Law Town v Gateshead Rutherford
13 Washington FC v Sunderland AFC

Ties are to be played in the week preceding Saturday 21st September 2019. All games are 90 minutes in duration, and if after 90 minutes, the game is drawn, the winner shall be decided on penalties.

In the draw, three clubs received byes:

(14) Darlington RA, (15) Esh Winning, (16) Willington FC

The following clubs had exemptions from the preliminary round:

(17) Bishop Auckland, (18) Chester le Street Town, (19) Consett AFC, (20) Darlington FC, (21) Dunston FC, (22) Gateshead FC, (23) Hartlepool (Wearside) FC, (24) Hartlepool United, (25) Hebburn Town, (26) Newton Aycliffe FC, (27) Ryton & Crawcrook Albion FC, (28) Shildon AFC, (29) South Shields FC, (30) Stockton Town FC, (31) Sunderland RCA, (32) West Auckland Town.