Bristol Rovers ball number and FA Cup second round draw information

Bristol Rovers and Oxford United are both in the second round after their draw. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)Bristol Rovers and Oxford United are both in the second round after their draw. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)
Bristol Rovers and Oxford United are both in the second round after their draw. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Bristol Rovers will find out their potential FA Cup second round opponents this evening after keeping their name in the hat with a draw.

The Gas twice responded to going behind to Oxford United, Sam Finley cancelled out Matt Taylor’s opener before Antony Evans equalised three minutes from time after Marcus McGuane had put the U’s in front again.

The date for the replay has been confirmed as Tuesday 16th November with a kick-off time of 7.45 pm, though television schedules haven’t been decided as of yet.

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It is unlikely to move given that Rovers have a home match against Tranmere Rovers in League Two on Friday 19th November.

The draw for round two takes place this evening following the conclusion of the match between Dagenham & Redbridge and Salford City, which is being televised live on ITV4.

There are some intriguing potential ties in store for Rovers should they progress past Oxford.

A reunion with Darrell Clarke could be on the cards as his Port Vale side successfully navigated past Accrington Stanley in a 5-1 win.

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Seventh-tier Buxton, who upset York City, are the lowest ranked team left in the competition.

Kidderminster Harriers and St Albans City, who play a level above in the National League North and South respectively, are the other teams who are separated by two leagues or more.

Gateshead will hope to join them, but they will have to get past National League outfit Altrincham in the replay.

The second round ties will take place between December 3 and December 6, with no change on what leagues involved and instead just the victors from the first round ties.

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It is not until Round Three that Premier League giants such as Chelsea and Liverpool enter, as well as Rovers’ main rivals Bristol City.

The ball numbers for tonight’s draw are as follows:

1. Bradford City or Exeter City

2. Mansfield Town

3. Sutton United

4. Sheffield Wednesday or Plymouth Argyle

5. Dagenham and Redbridge or Salford City

6. Carlisle United

7. Yeovil Town

8. Doncaster Rovers

9. Rotherham United

10. Portsmouth

11. Gillingham or Cheltenham Town

12. Morecambe

13. Barrow

14. Burton Albion

15. Colchester United

16. Northampton Town or Cambridge United

17. St Albans City

18. Shrewsbury Town

19. FC Halifax Town

20. Chesterfield

21. Rochdale or Notts County

22. Kidderminster Harriers

23. Wigan Athletic or Solihull Moors

24. Boreham Wood

25. Buxton

26. Ipswich Town or Oldham Athletic

27. AFC Wimbledon

28. Harrogate Town

29. Hartlepool United or Wycombe Wanderers

30. Walsall

31. Swindon Town

32. Bolton Wanderers or Stockport County

33. Charlton Athletic


35. Tranmere Rovers

36. Leyton Orient

37. MK Dons or Stevenage

38. Lincoln City

39. Port Vale

40. Gateshead or Altrincham

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