Carlisle United will begin their defence of the Cumberland Cup with a home game against Langwathby United.

Langwathby, who play in the Westmorland Football League Division Three, will pit their wits against what is likely to be a young Blues side.

The tie features in the first round draw of the 2021/22 competition, which returns this season after a Covid delay.

United remain the Cumberland Senior Cup holders following 2019's final victory over Penrith, since when future attempts to complete the competition have been curtailed by the pandemic.

The Blues have in recent years played home games at Penrith's Frenchfield Park. Details of the Langwathby tie are yet to be confirmed.

Other first round ties include an all-west Cumbrian encounter as Workington Reds host Whitehaven AFC, and an all-Carlisle clash with Northbank hosting Unisun Athletic.

Penrith go to Cleator Moor Celtic and Carlisle City are at Alston Moor.

All ties must be played by October 9.

It is the latest staging of the historic competition, which started in 1885, and links football at professional, semi-pro and amateur levels in the county.

Full draw*

Carleton Banks v Kirkoswald

Cleator Moor Celtic v Penrith

Gosforth v Whitehaven Miners Social

Braithwaite v Pirelli

Cockermouth v AFC Carlisle

Wetheriggs United v Silloth

Workington AFC v Whitehaven AFC

Northbank v Unisun Athletic

Greystoke v Aspatria

Carlisle United v Langwathby United

Mirehouse AFC v Windscale

Alston Moor v Carlisle City

Workington Athletic v Wigton Harriers

*Eden United, Keswick and Maryport Athletic have received byes.