Draws made for all the Devon adult cup competitions
THE draws for the 2017/18 Devon Cup competitions were made at the annual general meeting on Friday evening at Topsham RFC.
This coming season there will be four senior competitions – Devon Cup, Devon Intermediate Cup, Devon Intermediate Shield and Devon Junior Cup.
The Devon Cup features the county’s South West Premier (previously National Three South West) and South West One clubs.
The eight Western Counties West sides will contest the Devon Intermediate Cup, with Cornwall/Devon League teams playing for the Intermediate Shield.
Devon One and Two clubs will play for the Junior Cup.
The draw for the Devon Cup, made in front of 40 people, saw holders Brixham handed a home tie against their neighbours Newton Abbot. The two teams had also met in the first round last season.
Exmouth, who won the competition in 2016 before winning promotion to National Two South, will face Teignmouth away, while last year’s runners-up Okehampton will host Ivybridge and Exeter University play Bideford.
In the Devon Intermediate Cup, Crediton will host Sidmouth, Kingsbridge will entertain Cullompton, Tiverton will welcome Torquay to Coronation Field, while Devonport Services are drawn at home to Paignton.
In the Devon Intermediate Shield, Tavistock received a bye, while there will be a derby match at Bickleigh Down where Plymouth Argaum will host Plymstock Albion Oaks. The other ties see Torrington entertain Withycombe and Honiton host Wessex.
There will be a number of derby matches in the Devon Junior Cup, including Salcombe against Dartmouth, St Columba/Torpoint against Old Techs and Plympton Victoria against OPMs.
The full draws are below:-
Devon Cup (first round to be played Saturday, February 10, 2018)
Brixham v Newton Abbot
Exeter University v Bideford
Teignmouth v Exmouth
Okehampton v Ivybridge
Devon Intermediate Cup (first round to be played Saturday, November 18)
Crediton v Sidmouth
Kingsbridge v Cullompton
Tiverton v Torquay Athletic
Devonport Services v Paignton
Devon Intermediate Shield (first round to be played October 14)
Tavistock v Bye
Plymouth Argaum v Plymstock Albion Oaks
Torrington v Withycombe
Honiton v Wessex
Devon Junior Cup (first round to be played March 17)
Salcombe v Dartmouth
Buckfastleigh v Tamar Saracens
St Columba/Torpoint v Old Technicians
Plympton Victoria v OPM
Devonport High School Old Boys v Totnes
North Tawton v New Cross
Ilfracombe v Topsham
Exeter Saracens v South Molton