TWO cups have been created at grassroots level to facilitate the return of football from Monday.

At Step 7, the Dorset Premier League has devised a ‘Supplementary Cup’ with 11 of its 17 teams taking part.

There will be two divisions, one comprised of six clubs and the other of five.

Weymouth-based Balti Sports, along with rivals Dorchester Sports and Bridport Reserves, will play in Group B against heavyweights Hamworthy Rec and Westland Sports.

Bridport will host Dorchester Sports on Saturday, April 3 in their opening fixture.

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Echosport understands the Dorset Football League is running a similar competition for sides in the Dorset Senior League and divisions one to five, whose league seasons were curtailed.

Following a survey, some clubs indicated their opposition to a tournament, but the majority of teams decided to contest a mini cup.

Therefore, each of the six leagues will be split into groups A and B, with home and away fixtures.

Semi-finals and finals will then be played.