STEETON were in attendance at the North West Counties Football League’s Annual General Meeting last Saturday, where they were informed of their domestic inter-divisional cup draws for the coming season.

As well as in the league itself, the First Division North, Steeton also take part in both the Macron Cup, competed for between sides of all three NWCFL divisions.

Barnoldswick Town are the current holders of the Macron Cup, after beating Chadderton 3-0 in the final.

There is also the NWCFL First Division Challenge Cup, which is played between those at Steeton’s level, the 10th tier of English football, not Premier Division sides like Barnoldswick.

Roy Mason’s Chevrons face a tough ask in the first round of the Macron Cup, having been drawn away to Premier Division outfit Squires Gate.

But realistically, they are always more likely to view the Challenge Cup as their best chance of a trophy, and the first round of that this year sees them face Atherton Laburnum Rovers in Greater Manchester.

Steeton also found out at the AGM that the First Division North will remain an 18-team league, just as it was last season.

The Chevrons will also be taking part in the FA Vase this coming season, but do not yet know who their first opponents will play.

Playing so low down in the 10th tier of English football, Steeton are not eligible to participate in the FA Cup.