The draw for the preliminary round of the Durham Challenge Cup has been made, with ties to be played in the week preceding Saturday 17 th September.

1 Boldon CA v Brandon United
2 Norton & Stockton Ancients Youth v Seaham Red Star
3 Dunston FC v Esh Winning
4 Gateshead FC v Gateshead Leam Rangers (WEAR)
5 Sunderland Farringdon Detached v Horden Community Welfare
6 Darlington Railway Athletic v Durham City
7 Darlington FC v Jarrow FC
8 Chester-le-Street United v Sunderland Silksworth Colliery Welfare
9 Gateshead Rutherford v Durham Corinthians
10 Willington AFC v Wolviston FC
11 Sunderland West End v Shotton Colliery
12 Winlaton Community (Seniors) v Darlington Town

There is no extra time or replays in the competition.

Byes: (13) Billingham Town, (14) South Shields FC, (15) Tow Law Town, (16) Washington

Exemptions: (17) Billingham Synthonia, (18) Birtley Town, (19) Bishop Auckland FC, (20) Chester-le-Street
Town, (21) Consett AFC, (22) Easington Colliery AFC, (23) Hartlepool (Wearside), (24) Hebburn Town,
(25) Newton Aycliffe FC, (26) Ryton & Crawcrook Albion, (27) Shildon AFC, (28) Spennymoor Town,
(29) Stockton Town FC, (30) Sunderland RCA, (31) West Auckland Town, (32) Whickham FC

Date of First Round – week before 15 th October 2022
Date of second round – week before 19 th November 2022
Date of Third Round – week before 17 th December 2022
Date of Semi Finals – week before 21 st January 2023