Football: Steel and Sons Cup draw

The Steel and Sons Cup trophy.
The Steel and Sons Cup trophy.

The draw for the opening two rounds of the Steel and Sons Cup has paired Larne with Ballymoney United and handed Ballyclare Comrades a trip to Amateur League kingpins Ards Rangers.

Nortel make the trip to Downshire in round one, while Ballynure Old Boys are also on the road at Downpatrick. Rathfern Rangers host Shorts at The Diamond.

The first-round matches are scheduled to be played on Saturday, August 15.

In round two, the winners of Larne versus Ballymoney will make the trip to Allen Park to take on Chimney Corner on Saturday, August 29.

Davy Rollo’s Islandmagee will play host to UUJ at Wilbourne Park, while Garry Campbell’s Mossley travel to Glentoran II. Barn United are away to Ballynahinch United. Larne Tech welcome the winners of Abbey Villa and Crumlin United. Stephen Donald’s Wellington Rec entertain Dunloy at Brookvale Park.

Draw in full (East Antrim teams in bold):

Round one (August 15)

Newington FC v. Linfield Swifts

Ards Rangers v. Ballyclare Comrades

Knockbreda v. Bangor Swifts

Queen’s University v. Dromara Village

Newcastle v. Crumlin Star

Downshire YM v. Nortel

St Patrick’s YM v. Killyleagh YC

Derriaghy CC v. Crusaders Reserves

Downpatrick FC v. Ballynure OB

Larne v. Ballymoney Utd

Abbey Villa v. Crumlin Utd

Rathfern Rangers v. Shorts FC

Round two (August 29)

Downshire YM / Nortel v. Groomsport

Crewe Utd v. Queen’s University / Dromara Village

Rathfern Rangers / Shorts FC v. Dunmurry YM

Colin Valley v. Bangor Amateurs

Islandmagee v. UUJ

Chimney Corner v. Larne / Ballymoney Utd

Rosario v. Ards FC

Dundela v. H&W Welders

Dunmurry Rec v. Portaferry Rovers

1st Bangor v. Grove Utd

Malachians v. Derriaghy CC / Crusaders Res

Glentoran II v. Mossley

Drumaness Mills v. East Belfast

Newington FC / Linfield Swifts v. Immaculata

PSNI v. Donard Hospital

Ards Rangers / Ballyclare Comrades v. Comber Rec

Brantwood v. Ballymacash Rangers

Orangefield OB v. Bryansburn Rangers

Saintfield Utd v. St Patrick’s YM / Killyleagh YC

Ballynahinch Utd v. Barn Utd

Larne Tech OB v. Abbey Villa / Crumlin Utd

Downpatrick FC / Ballynure OB v. Sport & Leisure

Bloomfield v.Cliftonville Olympic

Sirocco Works v. Glebe Rangers

Lisburn Distillery v. Knockbreda / Bangor Swifts

Ballynahinch Oly v. Carrick Rangers Reserves

Albert Foundry v. Ballymena Utd Reserves

Kilmore Rec v. Ardglass

Shankill Utd v. Dundonald

Lisburn Rangers v. Newcastle / Crumlin Star

Ballywalter Rec v. Lower Maze

Wellington Rec v. Dunloy FC