Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Northern Alliance

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Northern Alliance

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Byline: BILL GARDNER

IF newly-promoted Percy Main pick up some silverware this season they'll have done it the hard way.

Only a couple of weeks ago the Villagers knocked holders Ponteland United out of the Kicks Leisure Challenge in a Preliminary Round tie.

And this weekend their visitors in the same competition are Carlisle City who have lifted this trophy on six previous occasions. Alnwick Town have a tough first round tie against Harraby Catholic Club at St James Park.

Other sides achieving past successes in the Challenge Cup include Heaton Stannington , Shankhouse and Seaton Delaval and Heaton come face to face with Shankhouse in a first round clash at Grounsell Park. The goal-scoring form of Heaton's Lawrence McKenna and Kevin Carr could tip the odds in their favour.

Seaton Delaval have struggled for consistency but cup opponents Wark arrive at Wheatridge Park with similar problems and on the back of three consecutive league defeats. …

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