Five teams ejected from 12-team Reg Eglon Cup!

PAST WINNERS: The Crewkerne Rangers first team lifted the Reg Eglon Cup back in 2009-10; skipper Josh Lovatt pictured with the trophy. The Rangers Reserves team will be bidding to add to their previous victory four years later. Photo from CRFC

IN A REMARKABLE turn of events, Crewkerne Rangers Reserves and Uplyme Reserves have been handed places in Bank Holiday Monday’s Perry Street & District League’s Reg Eglon Cup Final.

It was confirmed on the PSDL website yesterday (Wednesday) that no fewer than five teams; Chard United All Stars, Forton Rangers Reserves, Chard Rangers Reserves, Thorncombe Reserves and Ilminster Town A had played ineligible players in their quarter final ties on Saturday.

Crewkerne were due to meet either Chard Rangers Reserves or Thorncombe Reserves in the semi-final and have now been awarded a ‘bye’.

Uplyme lost their quarter final on Saturday against Ilminster A 4-3 on penalties after a 3-3 draw, but have been reinstated after the Blues were found to have broken the rules; and, with scheduled semi-final opponents Chard United All Stars or Forton Rangers Reserves also being ejected from the competition, the Swallows, despite not kicking a ball in anger in the previous rounds, have free passage straight through to the final at Misterton on May 17th (11am ko).

FIRST TIME: Uplyme Reserves will be looking to capitalise on being gifted a place in their first ever Reg Eglon Cup Final. Photo by HOWARD LARCOMBE

The route to the final;
Crewkerne Rangers Reserves
Round one: bye
Quarter Final: beat Farway United Res 3-0
Semi final: bye

Uplyme Reserves
Round one: bye
Quarter Final: walkover (Ilminster A ineligible player)
Semi final: bye

Sports Editor | Covering the whole of the Pulman's/View From group of titles. Howard has been covering sport in the East Devon, South Somerset and West Dorset region since 2007.