The first Ents cup draw of the 2011/12 season took place in Divas on November 9.
With some excellent drink deals having been negotiated, and every team represented, the atmosphere was electric, the banter was flying and the
taste of dreams of scoring that last minute winner at St Helens was almost palpable in the musty air.
With the entire fixture list being cancelled due to the poor weather, there was an abundance of nervous energy in anticipation of the cup draw.
First up was the preliminary round, which everyone hoped to avoid as it meant an extra game before the first round proper.
With last seasons champions Ajax Treesdown were exempt from the preliminary draw, the other 17 teams sat in near silence, waiting for announcer Ben Swanson, to speak.
History FC vs Armadillo was the first game drawn, closely followed by Clinical Finishers vs Hardly Athletic.
Next up followed the 1st round draw proper, the pick of the ties probably being last seasons League Champions, the SUMFC 6ths, picked to play against the League runners-up, Sketty Bolognese.
With Sketty looking to avenge their last day defeat from last season and 6ths looking to end their years of cup hurt, it could be a cracker.
Last season cup winners, Ajax, were drawn to play newcomers Signature, and will be hopeful of repeating their success from last year.
As BBB were drawn to play KAY FC, the captain of the latter, sent some banter zipping across the room to which BBB failed to respond adequately.
The match promises to be a spicy affair, with friends on both sides.
Qualification Round Draw:
History FC v Armadillo
Clinical Finishers v Hardly Athletic
First Round Draw:
PhotoSinthesis v SPR
Uni 7ths v History/Armadillo
Sub Standard Liege v Clinical/Hardly
BBB v KAY FC
Cefn Eleven v Sloth AFC
Sketty Bolognese v Uni 6ths
Crayola v The Firsts
Signature v Ajax Treesdown