JPT R2 Details

October 6, 2015

Here is the Round Two Draw in full

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Here are the latest available set of JPT rules

For rounds 1 and 2, the clubs are equally divided into Northern and Southern sections and then sub-divided again into North East and North West in the North and South East and South West sections in the South.

Round 1 – 32 teams compete

16 clubs are awarded byes straight through to round 2 in an in-house pre-draw leaving the remaining 32 League 1 and 2 clubs to compete in round 1. Teams are drawn in couples within each section and games are played on a knock-out basis with the first drawn club playing at home.

Round 2 – 32 teams compete

The 16 clubs that were awarded byes straight through to round 2 play the 16 winners from round 1. Teams are drawn in couples within each section and games are played on a knock-out basis with the first drawn club playing at home.

The sections are now merged leaving just a Northern and Southern section.

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Area Quarter Finals – 16 teams compete

There are 8 games in the Area Quarter Finals, 4 in the Northern section and 4 in the Southern section. Teams are drawn in couples within each section and games are played on a knock-out basis with the first drawn club playing at home.

Area Semi-Finals – 8 teams compete

There are 4 games in the Area Semi Finals, 2 in the Northern section and 2 in the Southern section. Teams are drawn in couples within each section and games are played on a knock-out basis with the first drawn club playing at home.

Area Finals – 4 teams compete over 2 legs

Drawing is no longer necessary for the final 4 teams as the two remaining teams in each section play each other over 2 legs – home and away. The first team to play at home is decided via a secret draw at The Football League Headquarters.

The Final

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The Final takes place between the winner of the Northern section and the winner of the Southern section at Wembley Stadium during March / April.

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