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Statement: 2019 Premier Cup Final

Taunton Town vs Weston-super-Mare

The Somerset FA Premier Cup final for 2019 will be postponed until the start of the new season.

The final, between Taunton Town v Weston-super-Mare, had long been scheduled to take place on Tuesday 7th May at Huish Park, the home of Yeovil Town FC. However one of the finalists, Taunton Town, are very likely to be in the Southern League play-offs. This would mean Taunton contesting a semi-final on Wednesday 1st May, and if they were successful, the final on Monday 6th May; the day before the Premier Cup final. Obviously, we wouldn’t expect Taunton to play two games in consecutive days. As no-one would know if Taunton were in the final until after the semi-final on 1st May, this would leave just two working days to confirm or otherwise the final, which is not ideal for all parties.

Given this Somerset FA have reluctantly decided to cancel the final on 7th May.

The situation is further complicated by the fact that Taunton could be involved in a “super play-off” on Saturday 11th although this will not be known until after play-off finals across the country on 6th May. This would rule out any rescheduling of the match during week commencing 6th May.

The earliest the match could then be played would be week commencing 13th May. However, many players for both clubs would then be out of contract. Therefore after consultation between Somerset FA and both clubs we have agreed to postpone the match until the start of next season.  We are currently working with both clubs to arrange a date at the start of season 2019-20 to play the match and will announce it in due course.