Rather predictably, Poole Town will face local rivals Wimborne Town in the Southern League Cup’s first round.
Thanks to the Southern League’s policy of local draws in the competition, it seemed likely that the Dolphins would face either of the Dorset Magpies.
Dolphins last foray in the competition was a 4-2 defeat at home to Wimborne.
The two rivals have been frequent opponents in the competition, with their first meeting coming in 2012. Wimborne ran out 3-0 winners at the old Cuthbury in the Second round of the competition.
Poole immediately avenged that defeat by knocking the Magpies out on penalties the following year.
Tom Killick led Dolphins to victory in the 2014/15 edition of the competition – with their run to the final starting with a victory over Wimborne.
Since winning the competition, Poole’s interest in the Southern League Cup has waned – as evidenced by their lack of victories in the competition since returning to the Southern League in 2018.
A penalty shoot-out win away at Dorchester has since been followed by two defeats to Wimborne.
The tie will be held on the 5th of October, marking the Dolphins’ first visit to Wimborne’s new stadium.
Southern League Challenge Cup First Round:
AFC Dunstable v Biggleswade FC
Alvechurch v Rushall Olympic
Aylesbury United v FC Romania
Bedford Town v Biggleswade Town
Bristol Manor Farm v Paulton Rovers
Chesham United v Beaconsfield Town
Colney Heath v Waltham Abbey
Didcot Town v Banbury United
Harlow Town v Ware
Hayes & Yeading United v Metropolitan Police
Hednesford Town v Bromsgrove Sporting
Kidlington v Thame United
Kings Langley v Berkhamsted
Leiston v Lowestoft Town
Lymington Town v Dorchester Town
Mangotsfield United v Melksham Town
Peterborough Sports v AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Redditch United v Nuneaton Borough
Royston Town v Needham Market
Salisbury v Swindon Supermarine
Sholing v AFC Totton
Slimbridge v Cinderford Town
St Neots Town v Hitchin Town
Stourbridge v Coalville Town
Taunton Town v Barnstaple Town
Walton Casuals v Harrow Borough
Wantage Town v Kempston Rovers
Weston-Super-Mare v Frome Town
Willand Rovers v Truro City
Wimborne Town v Poole Town
Winchester City v Hartley Wintney
Yate Town v Cirencester Town