Ifs And Buts
January 22, 2015
Gateshead beating Grimsby 3-2 in their Second Round Replay last night puts another Rovers game in doubt.
This is the revised draw for the Third Round Proper of The FA Carlsberg Trophy.
Braintree Town playing at home to Ebbsfleet United has meant that our weekend match is already postponed.
The Third Round Proper draw
1 Wrexham v Gateshead
2 Braintree Town v Ebbsfleet United
3 FC United Of Manchester v AFC Fylde
4 Dartford v FC Halifax Town
5 Farnborough v North Ferriby United
6 Hemel Hempstead Town v Torquay United
7 Bath City v Altrincham
8 Woking v Dover Athletic
IF Bath City can beat Altrincham we will be able to play Altrincham at HOME on 21st February.
IF Wrexham can beat Gateshead we will be able to play Gateshead AWAY on 28th February.
Otherwise, it might not only be the Braintree Town match that is moved to a midweek date.
IF ALTRINCHAM WIN against Bath City then one more game may need to be rearranged.
IF GATESHEAD WIN against Wrexham then Gateshead are through.
If either side then win their FOURTH ROUND tie our match against them has to be rearranged.
The worst outcome for Bristol Rovers is for both Gateshead and Altrincham to reach the semi-final stage.
DATES FOR THE REMAINING FA TROPHY MATCHES
Third Round Proper – Saturday 24 January 2015
Fourth Round Proper – Saturday 7 February 2015
Semi Final 1 – Saturday 21 February 2015
Semi Final 2 – Saturday 28 February 2015
Final – Sunday 29 March 2015