On Thursday 2nd May, Bovey Tracey take on Torridgeside at Coach Road, in the Devon Premier Cup Final, sponsored by Carl Throgmorton. The game kicks-off at 7:15pm, and if you can't make it down to Coach Road, the game will be LIVE on our Devon FA Facebook page.
The game features Bovey Tracey, who play their football in the South West Peninsula League, East Division. They are currently 2nd in the table, and look set to finish in that position after a successful season. They have faced Torridgeside twice this season already in the league, beating them 2-1, and drawing 3-3 in the reverse fixture. Bovey boast the best goalscoring record in the division, scoring 117 goals in their 32 games, an average of 3.65 goals for, per game. Bovey’s manager, Will Small, is expecting an exciting game:
“If this game is anything like the game played between the 2 teams at Torridgeside this season, then everyone, except the management teams are in for a treat”.
Bovey Tracey - Route to the Final
Round 1 - Paignton Villa 0-2 Bovey Tracey
Round 2 - Crediton United 0-3 Bovey Tracey
Round 3 - Walkover
Quarter-Final - Bovey Tracey 7-5 University of Exeter
Semi-Final - Bovey Tracey 5-0 Braunton
Torridgeside also play in the South West Peninsula League East Division. They sit a couple of places below Bovey Tracey in the table, in 4th position. Despite Bovey’s goalscoring record, Torridgeside seem to have a watertight defence. They have the second best defensive record in their division, conceding just 38 goals in their 33 games so far. The only team with a better record are the league leaders, Stoke Gabriel (conceded 26 goals in 33 games). Torridgeside reached the final last year, where they lost to Teignmouth 2-0, and will be looking to go one better this season. Barry Paine, Torridgeside’s manager is relishing another shot at the Throgmorton Premier Cup:
“Once again, our players, supporters and club members feel privileged to be part of the final. There is a great feeling within the club".
Torridgeside - Route to the Final
Round 1 - Saltram Athletic 1-10 Torridgeside
Round 2 - Torridgeside 3-3 Witheridge (AET, 5-6 on penalties)
Round 3 - Walkover
Quarter-Final - Torridgeside 2-2 Elmore (AET, 4-2 on penalties)
Semi-Final - Cronies 0-4 Torridgeside
Broadcast Sponsor – Carl Throgmorton
Carl and Val sponsor the Devon Under 16 Girls Cup, along with the Devon Women's Senior Cup, Devon Premier Cup and the Champions Cup, as well as providing the County FA with a lot of sponsorship opportunities through Westward Developments and Birdwatchers Huts.