Exmouth Town FA Cup shock - Southern Road side excluded from draws in both FA Cup and FA Vase

16:37 04 July 2014


Exmouth Town have received a huge blow with the news that they have been left out of both the FA Cup and the FA Vase for the coming season.

The reason for the Town absence is explained by a posting o the South West Peninsula league website which reads: “ The FA informed the club yesterday (Thursday) that they don’t possess the correct FA ground grading certificate at this time to enter there competitions.”

In pure financial terms the FA Cup can be – and often is – a huge source of much needed revenue for the smaller clubs. A club - like Town – entering the FA Cup can win £1,500 for winning an Extra Preliminary round tie, £1,925 for being successful in a Preliminary Round tie and a whopping £3,000 if they go on and then win a 1st Qualifying Round tie!

Last season Town enjoyed a fine run in the FA Vase winning a number of ties and banking valuable prize money.

It is not quite so lucrative in the FA Vase, but his season’s competition does offer £600 to 1st Qualifying Round winners and £800 to winners of 2nd Qualifying Round ties. There is also of course greater gate revenue and all the spin offs that come with bigger crowds generated by cup ties!


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories


Ottery St Mary moved to the top of the Macron League Division Four table after a 3-0 home win over St Martins.

Read more

As the saying goes, ‘ things tend to happen in threes’, writes Terry Bewes.

Read more

Despite thick mist over the Teignmouth course, it eventually lifted to allow the Sidmouth seniors to contest a match, the last of the season, writes Chris Grubb.

Read more

Sidmouth Jewellers Friday stableford was played on a beautiful autumn day when the views which much better than the golf for some of us, writes John Barnard.

Read more

Sidmouth Chiefs were beaten 23-3 omn their visit to Cullompton for their latest league fixture, writes Terry O’Brien.

Read more

The first two county matches of the season produced an excellent result for the Sidmouth Interclub teams playing Plymouth B, last Saturday, writes Ron Cook.

Read more

Sidmouth Bowling Club celebrated the cup and trophy winners from the 2016 summer season at the Blue Ball in Sidford, writes Susie Bonnell.

Read more

Sidmouth Warriors Under-9s shared the spoils with Exeter side Central Devils when the teams drew 1-1 in an Exeter and District Youth League game.

Read more

Sidmouth Town Reserves took a point from a 2-2 draw with Wellington Town at Manstone Lane.

Read more

Sadly, this week’s Charles Stanley Monday Stableford was disrupted by the first very poor weather for some weeks, writes John Barnard.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications