ORGANISERS of the Joma South West Challenge Cup competition have made the decision to make two of the premier fixtures all ticket affairs. The executive has decided on grounds of spectator safety, the comfort of fans and supporters and in the interests

ORGANISERS of the Joma South West Challenge Cup competition have made the decision to make two of the premier fixtures "all ticket" affairs.

The executive has decided on grounds of spectator safety, the comfort of fans and supporters and in the interests of ground security and stewarding, that the games between Blackpool and Accrington Stanley at Torrington on July 20 and Kilmarnock and Blackpool at Bideford on July 22 will be "all ticket."

A maximum ticket limit of 800 has been set for the Torrington venue and 2,500 for the match at Bideford, both of which will kick off at 8pm.

Arrangements have now been made for the sale of day admission tickets to commence on July 4. These are available for all 13 preliminary matches. Priced at £5, they admit one adult and one child aged under 16 and are valid for any scheduled game, at any venue, played on that day.

Tickets for the "all ticket" matches will go on sale at the grounds on a date to be announced. They will be limited to four tickets per person.

Tournament director Michael Bradshaw said: "It is a sensible and realistic way to ensure safety and crowd comfort at what we believe will be two must-see, record breaking fixtures in North Devon.

"We aim to ensure that travelling supporters get their tickets and avoid any wasted journeys as well as making sure local fans get to see a match that must rank among one of the all-time greats in the region.