Home In FA Trophy

December 1, 2014

Bristol Rovers have been drawn at home in the FA Trophy first round against either Gloucester City or Bath City.

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Gloucester City and Bath City played out a goalless draw on Sunday 30th November.

The replay takes place on Tuesday 2nd December with the winner facing the financially beneficial  trip to the Memorial Stadium.

The 32 First Round clashes will take place on Saturday, December 13, with winning clubs picking up £5,000 from The FA’s prize fund.

FA Trophy First Round Draw in full:

1 Nuneaton Town v Grimsby Town
2 Hyde v Spennymoor Town
3 Altrincham v Macclesfield Town
4 AFC Fylde v Gainsborough Trinity
5 Guiseley or Rushall Olympic v Chorley or Stalybridge Celtic
6 Lincoln City v Alfreton Town
7 North Ferriby United v Boston United
8 Gateshead v Halesowen Town
9 Worcester City v FC Halifax Town
10 Southport v Wrexham
11 Ramsbottom United v Stockport County
12 Bradford (Park Avenue) v Kidderminster Harriers
13 AFC Telford United v Chester
14 Barwell or FC United Of Manchester v Harrogate Town
15 Aldershot Town v Burgess Hill Town
16 Weymouth v Havant & Waterlooville
17 Bishop’s Stortford v Torquay United
18 Lowestoft Town v Dover Athletic
19 Ebbsfleet United v Welling United
20 St Albans City or Wealdstone v Hayes & Yeading United
21 Wimborne Town v Oxford City
22 Bedford Town or Weston Super Mare v Farnborough
23 Dartford v Solihull Moors
24 Woking v Eastleigh
25 Hemel Hempstead Town v Sutton United
26 Basingstoke Town v Gosport Borough
27 Tonbridge Angels or Bromley v Leiston
28 Forest Green Rovers v Merthyr Town or Didcot Town
29 Bristol Rovers v Gloucester City or Bath City
30 Maidenhead United v Staines Town or Poole Town
31 Braintree Town v St Neots Town or AFC Sudbury
32 Concord Rangers v Barnet

The fixture is scheduled to take place on Saturday 13th December 2014.

However, Bristol City are also scheduled to be at home on that day so a date will be agreed shortly and released on our Official website.

Rovers boss Darrell Clarke said “All you wish for in any cup competition is a home draw and we have that.”

“The fact that we have been drawn against local opposition means that we can expect a good crowd for this First Round FA Trophy tie.”

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“We played Bath City and Gloucester in pre-season friendlies, so at least we have some ideas of what we can expect.”

“We will be fielding a strong side for the match in a competition we want to do well in, as it has the ultimate prize of the final being played at Wembley.”

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