Cup Competitions Announced

By Simon Harrison

We can reveal the format for the three cup competitions to be played next month.

Following the decision to null and void the 2020/21 season, it was decided to introduce cup competitions for the teams who wish to take part.

Gilgryst Cup

Group A: Old Alts, Royton Town, Dukinfield Town, Chadderton Res, Hindsford.

Group B: Manchester Gregorians, Walshaw Sports, Stockport Georgians, Beechfield United, Bolton County.

Group C: Springhead, Heywood St James, Heyside, Rochdale Sacred Heart, Pennington.

Each team will play each other home and away. Once the group stages are complete, the three group winners and the best runner up will qualify for the semi finals. The runner up with the most points will be deemed the best.

Murray Trophy

Group A: Bolton United, Uppermill, Breightmet United, Astley & Tyldesley, Altrincham Hale.

Group B: Middleton Colts, Avro Res, AFC Monton, Atherton Town, Bolton Lads & Girls.

Group C: Wilmslow Albion, Rochdale Sacred Heart Res, Hindley Juniors, Tintwistle Athletic, Moorside Rangers.

Group D: Boothstown, Govan Athletic, Hindsford Res, Leigh Genesis, East Manchester

Each team will play each other home and away. Once the group stages are complete, the winners of each group will progress to the semi finals.

Open Trophy

Group A: Royton Town Res, Old Alts Res, Atherton Town A, Springhead Res, Dukinfield Town Res.

Group B: Leigh Genesis A, Bolton County Res, Bolton United Res, Wilmslow Albion Res, Beechfield United A.

Group C: Bolton Lads & Girls Res, Atherton Town Res, Boothstown Res, Altrincham Hale Res, Heyside Res.

Group D: Govan Athletic Res, Astley & Tyldesley Res, Dukinfield Town B, Uppermill Res, Elton Vale Res.

Group E: Tintwistle Athletic Res, Dukinfield Town A, Uppermill A, Stockport Georgians Res, Pennington A.

Group F: Walshaw Sports A, AFC Monton Res, Heywood St James Res, Pennington Res, Manchester Gregorians Res.

Each team will play each other home and away. Once the group stages are complete, the winners of each group will progress to the knockout stages. There will then be two preliminary semi final games with the other two qualifiers receiving bye to the semi finals.

Fixtures will be revealed shortly and will commence from Saturday 3rd April 2021.

Please note: All competitions and fixtures are subject to sanction by Manchester FA.

Cup Final Dates

Open Trophy - Friday 11th June 2021 - 7.45pm Kick Off

Murray Trophy - Saturday 12th June 2021 - 3.00pm Kick Off

Gilgryst Cup - Sunday 13th June 2021 - 3.00pm Kick Off

All to be played at Hyde United FC.

We can't wait to get back to it!

Where next?

President's Page League President John Hyde has his latest say on football in the Manchester League.
League Statement The Manchester Football League has an update regarding the 2020/21 season.

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