October is well and truly "Cup Month", so get to know your cups and what stages are to follow. Here's confirmation of our upcoming fixtures for October. As always we'll let you know any changes as soon as we have them.
Tue Oct 1st - Somerset Cup - Bridgewater Town (H) 7:45pm Sat Oct 5th - League - A.F.C. Totton A (a) - 3pm Mon Oct 7th - CSS League Cup - Melksham Town (a) - ***7:30pm*** Sat Oct 12 - Buildbase FA Trophy (Prelim) - Bideford (h) - 3pm Sat Oct 19 - Larkhall Athletic (a) - 3pm Sat Oct 26 - Buildbase FA Trophy 1Q - 3pm - TBC Sat Nov 2 - League -Sholing (h) -3pm
Somerset Cup This is the first round of the cup with 25 teams entered. 9 matches in the first round with 7 teams given byes. The winner will play a max of 5 games to lift the Somerset Cup. Odd Down v Paulton Rovers
Wellington v Wells City
Shepton Mallet v Bath City FC
Ashton & Backwell United v Wincanton Town
Larkhall Athletic v Street FC
Frome Town v Bridgwater Town
Radstock Town v Portishead Town
Clevedon Town v Keynsham Town
Welton Rovers v Brislington
Byes: Bishop Sutton, Bishops Lydeard, Cheddar, Hengrove Athletic, Taunton Town, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil Town FC. CSS League Cup We were given a bye in the last round and have drawn Melksham Town (a). The draw is weighted to give less travel at the early stages.
Buildbase FA Trophy (Prelim)
The Trophy, which is open to clubs from Steps 1-4 and has 296 teams involved this season, the extra preliminary is being held on Saturday 28 September. The winners from that round will head into the preliminary round on Saturday 12 October. We have been drawn against Bideford at home. There are 10 rounds for us to navigate and like the FA Cup the financial rewards are there as an incentive for the teams. Progressing through the Prelimary Round will earn £2,250 to the club and the roughly the same for the next two rounds, then it steps up around a £1,000 per round. The winners will walk away with over £100k in prize money.