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Big Birthday for The Huntingdonshire Football Association

Monday, 01 July 2019 09:06

BIG BIRTHDAY FOR HUNTINGDONSHIRE FA

2019 marks the 125th Anniversary of the Huntingdonshire Football Association and to get the celebrations off to an appropriate start the Premier Cup competition is being re-invented on a ‘World Cup’ group basis with eight local sides invited to compete for the trophy.   The Premier Cup was first played for in the 1949/50 season but has been mothballed on several occasions and has been played for on 37 times in 70 seasons.   

The winners (number of times) have been as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peterborough United

6

 

Bedford Town

5

 

Biggleswade Town

4

 

Eynesbury Rovers

3

 

Potton United

3

 

Biggleswade United

3

 

Cambridge City

2

 

Yaxley

2

 

St Ives Town

2

 

Northampton Town

1

 

Cambridge United

1

 

Kempston Rovers

1

 

St Neots Town

1

 

Wootton Blue Cross

1

 

Cup Shared

2

 

 

 

 

 

37

 

 

The Cup was last played in 2008/09.    Split into two groups of four the winners of each group will go forward to the Cup Final (date to be notified).   The two groups feature six former winners of the competition plus Godmanchester Rovers and Huntingdon Town.

The two groups are:

Cambridge City, St Ives Town, Godmanchester Rovers and Huntingdon Town

St Neots Town, Eynesbury Rovers, Biggleswade United and Yaxley.

Each will play the others once with the first matches scheduled for Saturday 6th July and the first round will be completed by 20th July as follows:

6th July

Eynesbury Rovers v Biggleswade United

Huntingdon Town v St Ives Town

Godmanchester Rovers v Cambridge City(10.30)

10th July

Huntingdon Town v Cambridge City (19.45)

11th July

St Ives Town v Godmanchester Rovers (19.45)

13th July

Yaxley v Biggleswade United

St Neots Town v Eynesbury Rovers

16th July

St Neots Town v Biggleswade United (19.45)

17th July

Godmanchester  Rovers v Huntingdon Town (19.45)

18th July

Yaxley v St Neots Town (19.45)

20th July

Eynesbury Rovers v Yaxley

St Ives Town v Cambridge City

(all kicks offs at 15.00 unless stated)

 

John Walker

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