Rams are first up for FA Cup holders

Shelf Utd v Ovenden WR'Hx HA Sat Cup final won by Ovenden 4-0
Shelf Utd v Ovenden WR'Hx HA Sat Cup final won by Ovenden 4-0

Halifax FA Saturday Cup holders Ovenden West Riding have been drawn at home to Halifax AFL Premier side Northowram in the first round of this season’s competition.

Brighouse Town, whose development side ran Ovenden closed in this year’s Shay final, will start their quest to go one better with a trip to Warley Rangers.

Rangers have a bye in the first round of the Challenge Cup, as have the Midgley United side who beat them in last year’s Shay final.

Halifax Hammers, holders of the Halifax FA Sunday Cup, start their defence away to Triangle.

Haslem-Sheppard Halifax AFL Skircoat Green Physiotherapy Challenge Cup, first round: AFC Crossleys v St Columbas, Greetland v Calder 76, Halifax Irish Centre v Copley United, Hebden Royd Red Star v Shelf United, Ryburn United v Mixenden United, Sowerby Bridge v Holmfield, Sowerby United v Northowram. Byes: Brighouse Sports, Denholme United, Elland Allstars, Elland United, Illingworth St Marys, Midgley United, Salem, Shelf FC, Warley Rangers.

Ties on Saturday, September 26 (ko 1.45).

Ziggy’s Metro Cars Invitation Cup, first round: Calder 76 Res v Greetland Res, Denholme United Res v Hebden Royd Red Star Res, Northowram Res v Illingworth St Marys Res, Ryburn United Res v Sowerby United Res, Shelf United Res v Salem Res. Byes; AFC Crossleys Res, Midgley United Res, Sowerby Bridge Res.

Ties on Saturday, September 26 (ko 1.45).

Halifax FA Albert Crabtree Cup, first round: Copley United v Holmfield, Greetland v Shelf United, Hebden Royd Red Star v Calder 76, Huddersfield Amateuers v St Columbas, Midgley United v Shelf United, Mixenden United v Illingworth St Marys, Ovenden WR V Northowram, Ryburn United v AFC Crossleys, Sowerby United v Brighouse Sports, Warley Rangers v Brighouse Town. Byes: Brighouse OB, Ealandians, Halifax Irish Centre, Halifax Irish Club, Salem, Sowerby Bridge.

Matches on Saturday, October 17 (ko 1.45).

Eddie Hebblethwaite Sunday Cup, first round: Barge FC v Ryburn Valley, Bradshaw v Queens Head Halifax, Hens Face v Old Pond, Hollins Holme v Halifax Amateurs, King Cross Park v Feathers, Lee Mount v Beehive & Cross Keys, North Bridge v FC Bowling Green, Ovenden BCFC v Waiters Arms, Royd Club v Mount Tabor, Triangle v Halifax Hammers. Byes: Carrington, Halifax Rangers, Oddfellows, Ryburn United, St Columbas, Top Club.

Matches on Sunday,October 18 (ko 10.30).