Sky Bet Football League Two club Colchester United will host holders and Vanarama South challengers Chelmsford City in the Quarter-Finals of the BBC Essex Senior Cup after the draw was broadcast live on Wednesday (6th December).
The Clarets, who lifted the cup in March at the home of The U’s following a slender victory over East Thurrock United, now head back to the Weston Homes Community Stadium on or before 13th January. Their opponents in that final now entertain Concord Rangers, who claimed the trophy three seasons in a row from 2014 to 2016.
All eight remaining teams have an eye on this season’s final, which will again take place at the Community Stadium in March. They include Bostik Premier club Billericay Town, winners of the competition in 1976 and 2011, and they’ll welcome divisional rivals Harlow Town in the last eight. The Hawks collected the cup in 1979.
Nick Alliker from BBC Essex and Robert Craven from the Essex County FA pulled out the home and away clubs respectively during the live draw at the station’s Chelmsford studios. Elsewhere, Bostik North Romford, who have four Senior Cup titles to their name, face another club from their division in Grays Athletic, victors over Dagenham & Redbridge.
Meanwhile, the draw for the Quarter-Finals of the BBC Essex Women’s Cup was also broadcast live the same night on the station’s Wednesday Sport Show. These eight clubs were equally within touching distance of this season’s final, which will take place in March at Aveley FC’s brand new Parkside Stadium. Holders C & K Basildon joined four other seeded teams and were drawn against Colchester Town.
Competition details are shared on Twitter by following @EssexCountyFA and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook. A full list of dates, kick-off times and venues for 2017/18 County Cup Finals has now also been published for the first time, as below.
BBC Essex Senior Cup Quarter Finals (on or before 13th January)
East Thurrock United vs Concord Rangers
Billericay Town vs Harlow Town
Colchester United vs Chelmsford City
Romford vs Grays Athletic
BBC Essex Women’s Cup Quarter Finals (on or before 21st January)
Billericay Town vs Brentwood Town
C & K Basildon vs Colchester Town
Harlow Town vs Writtle
Little Thurrock Dynamos vs Corringham Cosmos
Essex County Cup Final Dates and Venues 2017/18
BBC Essex Senior Cup, Tuesday 20th March, 7:45pm, Colchester United FC
Under 18s Girls' Cup, Wednesday 21st March, 7:45pm, Aveley FC
Saturday Junior Trophy, Friday 23rd March, 7:45pm, Aveley FC
Cordell Under 13s Cup, Sunday 25th March, 11:00am, Great Wakering Rovers FC
Sunday Veterans Cup, Sunday 25th March, 3:00pm, Great Wakering Rovers FC
Saturday Veterans Cup, Wednesday 28th March, 7:45pm, Concord Rangers FC
BBC Essex Women’s Cup, Thursday 29th March, 7:45pm, Aveley FC
Saturday Junior Cup, Wednesday 4th April, 7:45pm, Stanway Rovers FC
Sunday Junior Trophy, Friday 6th April, 7:45pm, Aveley FC
Sunday Junior Cup, Sunday 8th April, 10:30am, Saffron Walden Town FC
Women’s Trophy, Sunday 8th April, 3:00pm, Saffron Walden Town FC
BBC Essex Saturday Premier Cup, Wednesday 11th April, 7:45pm, Billericay Town FC
Under 12s Cup, Sunday 15th April, 11:00am, Burnham Ramblers FC
Under 14s Girls' Cup, Sunday 15th April, 2:30pm, Burnham Ramblers FC
Cassels Under 16s Cup, Wednesday 18th April, 7:45pm, Aveley FC
Andrews Under 14s Cup, Sunday 22nd April, 11:00am, Concord Rangers FC
Rosser Under 15s Cup, Sunday 22nd April, 3:00pm, Concord Rangers FC
Pelly Under 18s Cup, Wednesday 25th April, 7:45pm, Billericay Town FC
Under 16s Girls' Cup, Sunday 29th April, 10:30am, Concord Rangers FC
Sunday Premier Cup, Sunday 29th April, 3:00pm, Concord Rangers FC