The Village of Beer: East Devon

Beer Albion hosts FA Cup Match

Beer Albion was recently given the honour of hosting a cup match in England’s newest football competition.

The first round contest between Plymouth Argyle and Bournemouth AFC in the FA Disability Cup urgently needed a new venue when the scheduled pitch in Newton Abbot became unplayable due to bad weather.

As well as having the best view in the county, the pitch at Beer drains well due to being situated on chalk and the FA approached the club to ask if they could host the match.

The Plymouth team are tipped to go far in the competition and beat their opponents by a resounding 18-0. In fact, they so enjoyed playing at Beer that they said they like to return to the club to play their next ‘home’ game in the competition.

The FA Disability Cup came into being in 2013 and enables pan-disability teams from all over England to compete against each other in a national competition.

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