The Hallmark Security League has reinstated its League Winners versus League Cup Winners Trophy for the start of the forthcoming season.

The game between League Champions Colne and League Challenge Cup Winners Atherton Collieries, a rerun of last season’s Men United Cup Final, will be played on Friday 29th July at Colne’s XLCR Stadium with a 7.45pm kick off.

It has been several years since the traditional game has taken place and the League’s management committee hope it will become a regular event.

John Deal, secretary of The Hallmark Security League, said: “The League Champions versus Cup Winners trophy was a regular competition that marked the end of the league season but fixture congestion led to the tie being scrapped. Unfortunately, the trophy used also went missing a number of years back before being unearthed last year and its find prompted the League’s Management Committee to discuss the possibility of reinstating the competition as a season opener.

“We would like to thank Colne and Atherton Collieries for agreeing to play the match and we hope a Friday night game ahead of the season kicking off on 6 August will generate interest among supporters and neutrals alike.”


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