The draw for Group Phase of Brook Street Cup VII took place tonight and has thrown up some intriguing ties.

Athletic have been drawn in Group 1 and our first match will see a re-run of the final of Edition III with partner club Knights Alliance FC visiting New Home Park. Next up will be a trip to face BFC Büderich 05 for the second time, while the back-to-back fixtures will be against French side FC URBERT who are making their first appearance in the Cup. The first of the ties will be at New Home Park.

Current holders sapho fc begin their defence of the title with an away tie to francezii. Bergzilla FC visit in week two, before a trip to Germany to face FC Sandhasen Vorderpfalz.

Elsewhere, last Edition’s beaten semi-finalists, Hardy’s and Újpest Partisans meet in Group 2 along with tomfire’s Eleven and French debutants Manlostudio FC.

There is also a welcome return to winners of the inaugural Cup, Kristberg who have been drawn in Group 4 along with the last runners up Car Dusan, Hertha Berliner Sportclub, FC Chalbermatti.

The first round of fixtures take place on the week commencing Monday 2 May and the full list can be found here.