South West Peninsula League announce 2018/19 line-up

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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.


NON-LEAGUE SHORTS New Gulls Guiseley date

Torquay United boss Gary Owers, photo courtesy & copyright DAVE ROWNTREETorquay United's National League home fixture against relegation rivals Guiseley AFC has been rescheduled for Tuesday April 24 (1945).

Plainmoor fell foul to the weather last Saturday, the match referee ruling the surface unplayable after heavy overnight rain and an early morning pitch inspection.


SOUTH WEST SPORTS Non-League shorts

non-league football, Roman Glass St George


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FA VASE second round waiting game, Brian

FA VASE logoStorm Brian has a lot to answer for not least the postponement of FA Vase round one ties at Bodmin and on Portland.

The result is that unbeaten South West Peninsula League leaders Plymouth Parkway – 13 wins from 13 – must playing a waiting game to find out who they host in round two.


FA CUP 3QR Bees through, Bideford and Bodmin replay

FA Cup logoCinderford Town FC, Hereford FC, Swindon Supermarine FC, Truro City FC and Bath City FC have all been drawn at home in the FA Cup third qualifying round on Saturday September 30.

Paul Michael's Cinderford will host Hampton & Richmond Borough, while Dave Webb's Supermarine have been drawn at home to Southern League West rivals Paulton Rovers managed by John Rendell.


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