Kenny Langford’s AFC Darwen will travel to Holker Old Boys in the opening round of the North West Challenge Cup.

The tie will be played on Saturday, September 20, and the winners will travel to Stockport Sports in round two.

Elsewhere in the second round, which sees the North West Counties League Premier Division sides enter the competition, Bacup & Rossendale Borough visit AFC Liverpool and Barnoldswick Town host 1874 Northwich.

Newly promoted Nelson will take on Squires Gate while Colne make the trip to Silsden.

The second round ties will be played on Saturday, October 25.