Twerton Game Update!

April 25, 2006

[image1] After the success of the Bristol Fans Derby at Ashton Gate last Thursday night, the lads are now looking forward to next week and their next match.

Despite losing out at Ashton Gate to bitter rivals the City fans team, the Pirates fans team remain upbeat and look towards the bigger picture. “It was a great experience”, said organiser Simon Matthews after his second appearance in the Bristol Fans Derby. “Whilst it was disappointing to lose after all the hard work getting the game organised, it would have been the same for the others if we had won. We were just proud to play our part and help to both raise money and awareness for such a worthy local cause which will make a real difference.”

[image2] With the total raised for the Childrens Hospice South West still unconfirmed though likely to top £7000, both teams have every right to be proud of themselves and now look towards their next game at Twerton on Tuesday 2nd May. BFD organiser Mat James, Rovers fans ‘keeper at Ashton said, “To top up the money we have raised at the match last week  and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Rovers leaving Twerton Park, we are playing a match against Bath City fans, again supporting the same charity. We will be having some special guests on the night, including Keith Valle on the PA again, and reliving some great Rovers moments from Twerton all those years ago. It offers a great opportunity to all those who used to go to watch Rovers there to take a trip down Memory Lane. For those who never watched Rovers there, it offers an opportunity to get a feel for the place.

The match takes place tomorrow night (2nd May) at Twerton Park, kicking off at 7pm. Admission is free, but there will be bucket collections for the Childrens Hospice Sotuh West and Bath City Supporters Club. Special thanks go to Bath City for all their help in getting this game on.

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