Takeley start their defence of the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy in the 1st Round being drawn away to Barkingside. Hullbridge Sports host Sporting Bengal United; Tower Hamlets are paired with Stansted and Southend Manor have home advantage over FC Romania in other 1st Round ties.
An interesting 2nd Round tie pits West Essex against Basildon United. The two teams are paired in the 1st Round in the Errington Challenge Cup; so the losers of that one might be looking to gain revenge in the other ESL Cup waiting to be claimed come April.
Barkingside v Takeley
Hullbridge Sports v Sporting Bengal United
Southend Manor v FC Romania
Tower Hamlets v Stansted
Woodford Town 2017 v Redbridge
Burnham Ramblers v Southend Manor/FC Romania
Great Wakering Rovers v Hullbridge Sports/Sporting Bengal United
Hackney Wick v Barkingside/Takeley
Ilford v Enfield 1893
Sawbridgeworth Town v Tower Hamlets/Stansted
Wadham Lodge v Clapton
Waltham Forest v Woodford Town 2017/Redbridge
West Essex v Basildon United