Bridport Fc
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"The Bees"

Date Added 08/07/2017

It's always a sign that the new season is getting close, when the F.A. release the draws for the opening rounds of the National Knock Out competitions.

There are no byes for us this season so, once again, our first competitive match of the new campaign will be in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round. This is scheduled for Saturday 5th August and is an away tie at AFC St Austell of the Carlsberg South West Peninsula Football League - Premier Division.

If we win that one, our reward is a home tie against more familiar opponents in the shape of either Hallen or Street a fortnight later.

The draw for the FA Vase has been kinder, providing us with a home tie against Wincanton on 9th September. A victory in that game would see us hosting either Sherborne Town or Plymouth Parkway on 23rd September.

The final implication of this is that the Western League fixture list for 2017/18 can now be drawn up, and of course we will let you know the full programme as soon as we have it

Jon