York City Futsal are taking on Super League North runners-up Manchester in the FA Futsal Cup first round at BelleVue Sports Village on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm).
The hosts and former winners of the trophy eventually finished a dozen points behind defending champions Birmingham, who imperiously won all twelve of their league fixtures in the top-flight.
Meanwhile, newly-promoted York were equally dominant in the division directly below when romping home by exactly the same points-margin. That included then twice comfortably accounting for Manchester’s Academy team.
The Minstermen also recently held fellow unbeaten title-winners Birmingham to a scoreless home draw as part of preparations for their big weekend cup tie. But now attentions are firmly fixed on the north-west.
Photo: Ian Parker
Promoted York recently held Super League North champions Birmingham
Both clubs will be contesting the new twelve-club FA Futsal Super League starting in September 2017, alongside Birmingham, Cambridge United, Genesis, London Baku United, London Helvecia, Loughborough, Oxford City Lions, Rewading Escolla, Salisbury United and Tranmere Rovers.
There are 32 teams entered into the FA Cup competition each of them bidding to capture the success of other former winners including Baku United and Helvecia.
FA Futsal Cup – First Round
Oxford City Lions v FOF Melksham
Genesis Futsal Club v Cambridge Utd Futsal Club
FS Derby Futsal Club v Durham Futsal Club
Worcester Futsal Club v Futsal Club Enfield
London Utd Futsal Club v London Baku Futsal Club
Sheffield Futsal Club v Pro Futsal London
Warriors Futsal Club v Chiswick Futsal Club
Loughborough Academy Futsal Club v University of Nottingham Futsal Club
London Helvecia Futsal Club v Kettering Futsal Club
FC Salisbury Futsal Club v Bristol City FC Development Futsal Club
Kickers Futsal Club v Loughborough Futsal Club
Reading Escolla Futsal Club v Birmingham Futsal Club
Bristol City FC Futsal Club v Athletico Birmingham
West London Futsal v Sussex Futsal Club
Manchester Futsal Club v York City Futsal Club
Braintree Futsal Club v Liverpool Futsal Club
? Manchester Futsal (@MFC_Futsal) April 18, 2017