Premier Division rivals keen to avoid early FA Cup exits
Premier Division title contenders North Village and St George’s Colts will be out to avoid early cup exits when they come up against Footy Kings and Tuff Dogs in the first round of the FA Cup at Goose Gosling Field on Friday night.
St George’s and Tuff Dogs kick off proceedings at 7pm with ten-times champions Village taking on Footy Kings at 9pm in the second match of a double-header.
Young Gunz Sound FC, the remaining Corona League team in the prestigious competition, face Premier side Boulevard at Goose Gosling Field on Saturday night at 9pm.
Boulevard have found the going tough on their return to the Premier Division this season and appear destined for a swift return to the second tier, but they possess enough firepower in their arsenal to get the job done against their Corona League opponents.
The first-round continues on Sunday with holders Dandy Town beginning their title defence against Premier rivals X-Roads Warriors at Lords (2pm).
The clash is one of three first-round ties featuring all top-flight teams with Hamilton Parish taking on Robin Hood at Wellington Oval (2pm) and Devonshire Cougars hosting Somerset Trojans at the Devonshire Recreation Club (6pm).
PHC Zebras, who have won the competition a record 11 times, have been pitted against First Division side Wolves in the opening fixture of a double header at Wellington Oval (11:45am). The sole all First Division cup tie features Devonshire Colts facing Shield holders Paget Lions at Police Field (2pm).