Ilfracombe Town through to Throgmorton Champions Cup final

PUBLISHED: 12:17 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:24 31 July 2017

Ilfracombe Town are in the Throgmorton Champions Cup final. Picture: Matt Smart

Ilfracombe Town are in the Throgmorton Champions Cup final. Picture: Matt Smart


The Bluebirds are a game away from becoming champions of Devon.

Ilfracombe Town will be hoping to get some early silverware on Friday night.

The Bluebirds take on Buckland Athletic Reserves in the final of the Throgmorton Champions Cup at Devon FA’s Coach Road ground in Newton Abbot. The game kicks off at 7.30pm.

The winners of Devon’s four respective leagues compete in the pre-season competition.

Their opponents won the South Devon Football League last season and beat Macron Devon and Exeter Football League champions Honiton Town in the semi-final.

North Devon Football League champions Ilfracombe beat Plymouth and West Devon’s The Windmill on Saturday to reach the final.

They were 7-1 winners in the semi-final at the Yelverton Memorial Ground in Plymouth after a storming second-half performance.

Cassian Blackmore opened the scoring after three minutes, before their opponents levelled things up before half-time.

They had no problems finding the net in the second half though, with Simon Townsend scoring a hat-trick. Blackmore added another and there were also goals for Richard Watkins and substitute Tom Hannah.

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