Exmouth Town FC to host Barnstaple in the FA Cup

Exmouth Town will host Barnstaple Town in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup.

The ‘Devon derby’ will be played at Southern Road on Saturday, August 10, when, as well as a place in the preliminary round, the winners will also bank a cheque for £2,250 and the losers will pick up £750.

The cup tie will see a return to Exmouth of Nathan Cooper who was with Town last year and this season has signed for Barum.

And last year’s Town player of the year, Aaron Denny, had a spell with the North Devon side when thy were managed by former Town boss Richard Pears.

The winners of the game on August 10 will then travel to Southern League Premier Division, Gloucestershire-based Yate Town in the preliminary round with that tie being played on Saturday, August 24.

In the extra preliminary round, winning clubs receive £2,250 and losing teams get £750.

In the preliminary round, the prize fund is £2,890 for the winners and £960 for the runners-up.

The draw has also been made for FA Vase and again Town got a home draw.

In the first qualifying round, to be played at Southern Road on August 31, Town will meet Brislington and, as well as a place in the second qualifying round, the winners will pick up £550 and the losers will bank £175.

As for the second qualifying round, Town, if successful against Brislington then Town will travel to either Cadbury Heath of Longwell Green Sports.

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