September 9, 2014
Alan Walsh and Tom Curtis have to prepare the Under 18 Academy team to face Gloucester City in Wednesday night’s FA Youth Cup preliminary round tie.
The game will be played at Tuffley Rovers ground with a 7.30 pm start.
Alan Walsh said, “we have to get back to playing as we did in the three games prior to meeting Plymouth and if we can keep the ball a little bit better, and match Gloucester’s work rate, then we have a chance.
“Tom Curtis and I watched Gloucester City last week and they are a hard working side who get the ball forward early. So we have to match the work rate and enthusiasm they will bring to the game.”
“We will also need to impose ourselves on the game and be better when we are in possession.”
From Bristol (Directions to Tuffley Rovers ground):
1. Follow M5 North to Junction 12. Head towards Gloucester on the B4008 to a roundabout by a service area.
2. At this roundabout take the second exit A38 (dual carriageway) towards Gloucester (Quedgeley By-Pass).
3. After 1/2 mile you will reach another roundabout (Waterwells) with a Holiday Inn on your right.
4. Take the first exit on to the A38 on towards Gloucester past a junction to a housing estate (Kingsway.)
5. You will reach a large traffic light junction at the end of the dual carriageway (approx 1.5 miles).
6. At these lights continue straight over ignoring sign for Tuffley to the right.
7. Once through this first set of lights keep to the right and keep in the right filter lane to the next lights.
8. Turn right here and head towards City Centre and Historic Docks along the Old Bristol Road.
9. Just after the road straightens turn right in to Lower Tuffley Lane (McDonalds Drive-Thru.)
10. Continue along Lower Tuffley Lane (now cul-de-sac) and the ground is on the left.
11. Enter through a gateway after the premises of Marshall Langston and opposite a transport depot.
BRISTOL ROVERS – FL YOUTH ALLIANCE U18 SOUTH WEST
Sat Aug 9 Newport County H 1-2
Tue Aug 12 Oxford United LC A 1-2
Sat Aug 16 Portsmouth A 3-3
Sat Aug 23 Torquay United H 4-1
Sat Aug 30 Cheltenham T. A 1-2
Sat Sep 6 Plymouth Argyle H 0-1
Wed Sep 10 Gloucester C. FAYC A
Sat Sep 13 Oxford United H
Sat Sep 20 Exeter City A
Sat Sep 27 Swindon Town H
Sat Oct 11 A.F.C. Bournemouth A
Sat Oct 18 Plymouth Argyle A
Sat Oct 25 Cheltenham Town H
Sat Nov 1 Exeter City H
Sat Nov 15 Oxford United A
Sat Nov 22 A.F.C. Bournemouth H
Sat Dec 6 Swindon Town A
Sat Dec 20 Newport County A
Sat Jan 10 Portsmouth H
Sat Jan 17 Torquay United A