Exciting return of Clayton Cup

Ponteland United winners of the Clayton Cup 2016.
Ponteland United winners of the Clayton Cup 2016.
13 July 2017 10:44AM

TYNEDALE’S premier senior football tournament returns next week.

The age-old Clayton Charity Cup will be contested by eight teams over two groups, the winners of each going forward to face each other in the main cup final.

Holders Ponteland United have been drawn together with Northern Alliance Premier Division rivals Wallington, and they are joined in Group B by Wearside League side Prudhoe Town and Blackhill Ebchester, of the Durham Alliance.

After five years of dominance in the Hexham and District Sunday League, Haltwhistle Jubilee warm up for their debut season on a Saturday afternoon in the Tyneside Amateur League with a foray in Group A.

They will face off against Northern Allaince trio Hexham, Prudhoe YC Seniors and Winlaton Vulcans.

The action gets under way with Ebchester versus Prudhoe on Tuesday evening at Consett Leisure Centre, followed by Wallington and Ponteland United at Scots Gap on Wednesday.

Both Group A openers will take place on the same night with Haltwhistle welcoming Prudhoe YC to Bardon Mill and Hexham and Winlaton battling it out at Prudhoe High School.

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