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League Cup draw in full: Holders Linfield handed Ballinamallard trip as Ballymena drawn away to Newington

Linfield beat Ballymena United in last season's BetMcLean League Cup final.
Linfield beat Ballymena United in last season's BetMcLean League Cup final.

Holders Linfield will travel to Ballinamallard United in the second round of the BetMcLean League Cup.

The Blues won last year's competition thanks to a narrow 1-0 final victory over Ballymena United, who face a trip to Newington in their second round tie.

Glentoran will host either Knockbreda or Ballyclare Comrades, Crusaders will welcome Lurgan Celtic and Cliftonville travel to Moyola Park.

The 2018 winners Dungannon Swifts face a County Tyrone derby when they host Dergview while the NI Football League's newest side Bangor will host Premiership newboys Carrick Rangers.

The other derby tie sees Championship hopefuls Portadown welcome Dollingstown to Shamrock Park.

Larne are set to welcome Lisburn Distillery to Inver Park.

Eight teams will play in the first round on Saturday, August 10, with the winners making it through to the second round on Tuesday, August 27.

The top tier sides and the top four Championship teams were seeded for the second round draw, preventing any all-Premiership match-ups.

BetMcLean League Cup first round draw

Knockbreda v Ballyclare Comrades

Loughgall v Banbridge Town

H&W Welders v Armagh City

PSNI v Queen's University

Ties to be played on Saturday, August 10

BetMcLean League Cup second round draw

Ballinamallard United v Linfield

Newington v Ballymena United

Dundela v Tobermore United

Dungannon Swifts v Dergview

Portadown v Dollingstown

Ards v Limavady United (Tie to be reversed as Bangor were also drawn at home)

H&W Welders / Armagh City v Warrenpoint Town

Bangor v Carrick Rangers

Moyola Park v Cliftonville

Larne v Lisburn Distillery

Institute v PSNI / Queen's University

Loughgall / Banbridge Town v Newry City

Coleraine v Annagh United

Glenavon v Portstewart

Glentoran v Knockbreda / Ballyclare Comrades

Crusaders v Lurgan Celtic

Ties to be played on Tuesday, August 27

Here's the draw as it happened:

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