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MAP Juniors v Bideford Blues and Appledore Juniors - Devon U16 Boys Cup Final Preview

17.04.18 at 07:00pm


Marine Academy Plymouth Juniors v Bideford Blues & Appledore Juniors - Battle for the Devon U16 Boys Cup.

On Tuesday 17th April, Devon FA will host the Wotton Printers U16 Boys Cup Final between two very strong teams at Coach Road. 

This game has been hugely anticipated for a few weeks now as both clubs have been pushing for people to support their team at County HQ in Newton Abbot.

Grassroots football in Devon has always been something to be hugely proud of and we want you to support this superb game tomorrow evening at Coach Road, kick off 7:15pm.

Once again this year, we'll be broadcasting the game live on Facebook to you, our incredible and supportive audience, bringing live and exclusive match coverage plus pre-match interviews.

Kick off tomorrow is at 7:15pm with gates opening at 6pm for all family, friends and supporters to soak up the County Cup Final atmosphere.

Gate entry fees are: Adults: £4.50, Concessions/U16's: £2.50, plus Player ID Discount.

The game will also be broadcast live on our Facebook Page from 7pm - you can watch all match coverage, pre-match interviews and much more.


How it feels the reach a County Cup Final:

Dan Skyrme (MAP Juniors Manager) - “This is our 4th year entering the County Cup competition & with us going out in semi-final for the last couple of seasons for us to make the final this year is a real pleasure for all involved with our U16’s at MAP. Having won back to back league titles for the past 5 years & consecutively making league cup finals in the DJM, this is the one final that has eluded them.”

Paul Harris (Bideford Blues Manager) - “The team have worked very hard over the last five years to get here.”

What style of play we expect to see:

Dan Skyrme (MAP Juniors Manager) - “Under the management of both myself & Brad Yeo since the boys were U5’s we have coached them to play attacking football, short passes, pressing from the front, with everybody working just as hard of the ball. Some clubs describe this as Tiki-Taka but we just like to call it the MAP way.”

Paul Harris (Bideford Blues & Applefore Juniors Manager) - “Our usual 100% commitment to play football.”

What it's taken to reach a County Cup Final:

Dan Skyrme (MAP Juniors Manager) - “We had the toughest of first round draws facing the second best side from Plymouth in Marjons, beating them 4-2 at home put us into the second round. Unfortunately Ottery couldn’t raise a team so an away walkover was the result of that fixture. The quarter final saw us drawn with the holders Galmpton which proved to be a tough test against a very good side. A late winner gave Map the 3-2 victory putting us into yet another Devon Cup Semi Final. Plymouth Kolts away was to be our last hurdle on the road to Newton Abbot, a clean sheet in testing weather conditions, a battling performance from Kolts but we were too strong for them running out 3-0 winners on the day & progressing to this year’s 2017/18 Final.”

Paul Harris (Bideford Blues & Appledore Juniors Manager) - “It’s taken a lot of dedication and a never say never attitude.”


Wotton Printers Devon U16 Boys County Cup Final
Marine Academy Plymouth Juniors v Bideford Blues & Appledore Juniors
Tuesday 17th April
7:15pm KO
Coach Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1EJ
Gates open at 6pm


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