Cumberland Cup

Cleator Moor Celtic to Begin Defence of Cup


Cumberland FA’s prestigious Cumberland Cup gets underway for the 2018/19 season this evening (3 October), as reigning champions Cleator Moor Celtic begin their defence of the trophy against Borough FC, who are no strangers to big games in the competition, having lost out to Carlisle United in the Second Round last season.

Following this evening’s tie, the competition is on hold until next Wednesday (10 October), with last season’s quarter finalists Windscale AFC hosting Penrith Saints FC and 2017/18 runners-up Penrith AFC hosting Gosforth FC.

10 ties take place on Saturday 13 October, before - in arguably the tie of the round - Carlisle United FC (most recently champions in 2014/15) host 2015/16 and 2016/17 champions Workington AFC on Monday 15 October at Penrith AFC. The Blues and the Reds met in last season’s competition, with Workington AFC winning 1-0 before going out in the semi-finals to eventual winners Cleator Moor Celtic FC.

The last of the ties, which takes place on 16 October, is an all-Carlisle clash: AFC Carlisle v Carlisle City FC. Meanwhile, Whitehaven Miners Social FC received a bye into the Second Round.

The First Round draw was made live on Cumberland FA’s Facebook page, allowing more people to view the draw for the oldest and most prestigious cup competition in the county.



The Sunday Cup, supported by Hunday Manor Country House Hotel, begins on Sunday 14 October, when holders Brampton FC host Sporting Beehive.

The competition brings together the three Sunday Leagues across Cumberland, and the initial stages are regionalised. A number of teams have byes into the Second Round, with 17 ties taking place in Round One.



A number of Cumberland FA’s 2018/19 Youth Cups have already begun, with the Under 12, 14 and 16 competitions’ Second Round draw made live on our Facebook page recently. The ties are due to take place over the weekend of 20/21 October.

The Girls’ County Cup competitions begin this Sunday (7 October). Matchday One will take place across two venues, with each team playing a number of ties before Matchday Two in the New Year. The now-established redesigned format for the girls’ competitions moves into the Cup, Trophy and Plate, offering players more cross-county footballing opportunities.

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Cumberland FA would like to wish all players, teams and officials the best of luck for the 2018/19 season’s County Cup competitions.


The 2018 Veteran’s season has now come to a close, with Harraby Catholic FC making it a quadruple (league and County Cup double for four years in a row) after defeating Wheatsheaf Wetheral Veterans FC in the Veterans Trophy Final earlier in September. Carlisle City FC Veterans lifted the Donaldson Cup last week after beating their club mates Carlisle City Navy Veterans FC.


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