On This Day

On This Day

After a decade away Rovers played their first home game in Bristol when Stockport County were the first league side to visit the Memorial Ground, on this day in 1996. Lee Archer scored the first league goal on the ground after only 12 minutes in front of a crowd of...
On This Day

On This Day

Following an enforced exile from Bristol that was to last a decade, Rovers played their first league gane at Twerton Park on this day in August 1986, and defeated Bolton Wanderers 1-0. Rovers’ goal came after 17 minutes when a foul on Trevor Morgan by Mark Came...
On This Day

On This Day

With the Southern League elected en masse to the Football League in 1920, Rovers lost 2-0 at Millwall in their inaugural match. A crowd of 25,000 at The Den saw Rovers lose to two second half goals. First, “Banger” Voisey scored from the edge of the area...
On This Day

On This Day

When Gary Penrice scored Rovers’ third goal against Carlisle United, on 23rd August 1997, at the Memorial Stadium he became the only player to have scored for the club on all four grounds on which Rovers have played “home” games He scored for the...

On This Day: Twerton Park

Amid great celebrations, Innox Park, leter renamed Twerton Park was opened in Bath on land donated by Thomas Carr of Poolemeade, West Twerton, on this day in 1909. The ceremony began at 3pm and featured a procession of scholars, the singing of hymns and a speech given...
On This Day: Ray Warren

On This Day: Ray Warren

Ray Warren, the only player whose first and last league appearances for Rovers were more than 20 years apart was born on this day in 1918 in Bristol. The epitome of the one club footballer Warren was an amateur with Rovers from 1934, signed professional forms whan...