The draw for the Preliminary Round of the League Challenge Cup has been made today.

Due to the Southern League additional’s division at step 3 this year, a Preliminary Round has been added and teams randomly selected to take part. Hitchin Town were one of those selected and we’ll start the defence of our 2017-18 cup win at home to Harrow Borough, a side transfered from the Isthmian Premier at the end of last season.

The fixture will take place at Top Field on Wednesday 5th September with further details to follow.

The full draw is as follows:
Alvechurch vs. Bromsgrove Sporting
Chesham United vs. Dunstable Town
Coleshill Town vs. Sutton Coldfield Town
Corby Town vs. Peterborough Sports
Didcot Town vs. Thame United
Fleet Town vs. Farnborough
Hitchin Town vs. Harrow Borough
Kempston Rovers vs. AFC Dunstable
Kings Langley vs. Welwyn Garden City
Leiston vs. Cambridge City
Mangotsfield United vs. Larkhall Athletic
North Leigh vs. Banbury United
Redditch United vs. Rushall Olympic
St Neots Town vs. Bedford Town
Swindon Supermarine vs. Yate Town
Tamworth vs. Coalville Town
Taunton Town vs. Street
Walton Casuals vs. Beaconsfield Town
Winchester City vs. Gosport Borough
Yaxley vs.  St Ives Town

Dates for forthcoming rounds:
First w/c 1st October 2018
Second w/c 5th November 2018
Third w/c 3rd December 2018
Fourth w/c 7th January 2019
Semi-Final w/c 18th February 2019
Final (1st Leg) w/c 25th March 2019*
Final (2nd Leg) w/c 15th April 2019*

* The League Challenge Cup Final may be played on a single date, dependent upon the fixture schedule towards the end of the season and will be decided by the Board of Directors