We welcome Buckland Athletic to Bolitho Park on Friday night as FA Cup fever comes to Devon.

The last time these two sides met was on the final home game of last season as Parkway ran out 5-1 winners on the day.

But this is the FA Cup and anything could happen…

Here is what you need to know about The Bucks ahead of Kick-Off

 

Buckland Squad

 

Manager Richard Pears
Assistant Manager Jack Furzer
Assistant Manager Neil Montandon
Assistant Manager Steve Giles
Physio Paige Burrows

Colours Yellow & Black

Change Blue & White

Buckland Athletic from:

Kenny Griffiths
Mani Chaplin (Skett)
Joe Belston
Aaron Wellington
Jordan Ewing
Owen Stockton
Cieran Bridger
Ryan Bush
Nathan Cooper
Conor Bryant
Connor Clifford
Dan Western
Nick Rudge
Richard Groves
Lloyd Gardner
Dan Harrison
Stuart Morgan
Chris McGrath
Danny Gaze


 

Life in the Western League…

 

So for the 2012-13 season, we will be playing football in the Western League Premier Division (Step 5 in the non-league pyramid), which is a great achievement for the club, which is still relatively young in age.  Everyone at the club is looking forward to this new challenge, with Gaffer Antony Lynch once again leading the 1stTeam.  In our first season we finished in tenth place in the final table, but we did win the hospitality Award and the Programme Award.  The 2013-14season,  the 1stTeam will be managed by our very successful 2ndTeam manager Adam Castle who took over from Antony Lynch towards the end of the 2012-13 season, with the team finishing the season in 11thplace.   It was another great season in the history of this great club when the 1stteam finished in runners-up spot in the Western League Premier Division, the highest finish in the clubs history in the non-league pyramid.  We also won the Premier Division best programme award for the third consecutive season, making it eight consecutive league wins in the last eight seasons.  The 1st Team managed by Adam Castle finished in 4th Place in the Western League Premier Division, but not good enough to reach our goal of promotion. The team made it through to the 6thRound of the FA Vase, whilst finishing in 4thplace in the league table, but once again just missed out on promotion, in the 2016-17, we also won the hospitality award and best programme awards.  It was a fifth place finish in the 2017-18, but we did win the Les Phillips Cup for the first time, but it will be the fixture congestion at the end of the campaign which will be remembered with the number of games our lads had to play including four games in four days and three games in three days, and having played fifteen games in twenty-four days. We also won the best programme award for a fifth time in six seasons..It was a turbulent season 2018-19, as three managers were used, starting with Craig Duff, then interim boss Adam Castle, and finally Richard Pears (who will continue in the job for the 2019-20 season).  We finished in ninth place in the Premier table, and again won the best programme award.