The long-awaited draw for WorldNET 2014 has been made, with holders FC Halifax Town drawn into a potential “Group of Death” alongside last season’s IFA Cup runners-up Hearts and former WorldNET winners RC Lens A. Stoke City complete Group H.
For the first time in a number of years, there will be an “IFA Sluts” team in the 2014 competition, in order to bring the number of teams up to 32. Watford’s Dave Messenger will manage this team of misfits and reprobates through the group stage, and they were drawn into Group B.
The draw in full:
Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, AFC Wimbledon A, RC Lens B
Kidderminster Harriers B, Bury A, Southampton, IFA Sluts XI
AFC Wimbledon B, Kidderminster Harriers A, AFC Telford United, Wrexham
AFC Chorley, Livingston GS, Manchester United, Ayr United
Grimsby Town, Bury Supporters (Bury A’s “B” team), Troon Academicals, Airdrieonians
Altrincham, Bury B, Preston North End A, Runcorn Linnets
Darlington, Port Vale, Manchester City, Preston North End B
Hearts, FC Halifax Town, Stoke City, RC Lens A
The full schedule of fixtures will be released in due course. Those teams with potential kit clashes should ensure that they have replacement shirts to wear if required.