TOUCHLINE TUESDAY Dray and Villis step up at Taunton

heads-up! non league touchline Tuesday action courtesy of Corsham's John Cuthbertson Focus for many non-League real football fans tonight will be on the four outstanding regional FA Cup preliminary round replays, especially with the first qualifying round just four days away.

Although another preliminary round tie – in the Southern League Challenge Cup – means newly promoted Premier side Taunton Town first team coaches Rob Dray and Matty Villis make their managerial debut at home to newly promoted South 1 Street FC following the departure of Leigh Robinson and Michael Meaker to Truro City.


FA Vase preview

Ross Reid previews this weekend's FA Vase encounters

Most intriguing National League South season in memory

Vanarama National League logoNon-League football fans in the region will focus their attention on the most intriguing National League South season in memory.

With runaway Southern League Premier champions Hereford FC being placed in National League North, there will again be six teams from the South West in National League South.


EXTRA TIME... regional extra preliminary round ties

The Emirates FA Cup logoThe FA Cup extra preliminary round has produced these regional football ties on Saturday August 11, 2018 (1500ko).

The preliminary round will be two weeks later on Saturday August 25 “but first we have to get through this round”…


South West Peninsula League announce 2018/19 line-up

South West Peninsula Football League logo

So, the dust has finally settled and the 2018/19 line-up for the South West Peninsula League has been announced. With the planned shake-up scheduled to change the format in Devon and Cornwall only a year away, the FA’s Leagues Committee (known as LC in FA circles) showed a lot of common sense in allowing the league to deviate from the FA’s original ruling (to be found in the FA Handbook within paragraph 3.2 of the Regulations For The Operation Of The National League System). This specified a maximum of 16 clubs at Step 7 (that’s Division One to you and me). Since that statement, the FA modified their stance to allow extra flexibility which has been to the Peninsula’s benefit.


SOUTHERN LEAGUE 2018-19 club allocations confirmed

Evo-Stik Southern League logo The FA Leagues Committee have confirmed club allocations for steps 1 to 4 of the 2018/19 National League System.

The Southern Football League will administer four divisions next season, Central and Southern at step three and East and West at step four.


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