New Farnley draw Priestley Cup runners-up Manningham Mills

Reigning Priestley Cup champions East Bierley, captained by Lee Goddard (right), have been given a bye in tonight's draw

Reigning Priestley Cup champions East Bierley, captained by Lee Goddard (right), have been given a bye in tonight's draw

First published in Sport Keighley News: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Sports Reporter

JCT600 Bradford League newcomers New Farnley have been given a tough task in their first ever Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup tie.

In tonight's draw, the former Central Yorkshire League club were paired at home to 2012 runners-up and 2011 semi-finalists Manningham Mills in the first round on Sunday, May 5.

There are only two all-First Division ties in the ten drawn, with promoted Morley visiting Pudsey Congs and Saltaire hosting Bradford & Bingley.

One feature of the draw was the number of derbies, with Lightcliffe facing Spen Victoria, Gomersal hosting Woodlands, Bradford & Bingley travelling to Saltaire and Great Horton entertaining Bankfoot.

Holders East Bierley, captained by Lee Goddard (pictured) were one of six clubs to receive byes.

Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup – First-round draw (matches to be played on Sunday, May 5): Lightcliffe v Spen Victoria, Pudsey Congs v Morley, Gomersal v Woodlands, Keighley v Pudsey St Lawrence, Saltaire v Bradford & Bingley, Cleckheaton v Idle, Hanging Heaton v Farsley, New Farnley v Manningham Mills, Bowling Old Lane v Yeadon, Great Horton v Bankfoot. Byes: Baildon, Brighouse, East Bierley, Hartshead Moor, Undercliffe, Windhill.

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