FA Cup second round draw start time, TV channel and ball numbers as Bristol Rovers in the hat

Everything you need to know about the second round proper draw of the FA Cup
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Bristol Rovers are through to the second round of the FA Cup after narrowly beating Rochdale 1-0 at the Memorial Stadium. Scott Sinclair scored his first goal since rejoining the Gas after spending 17-years apart with a simple tap-in to defeat the struggling League Two side.

Rochdale proved a tough outfit and despite their lowly position in the fourth tier, more than matched Rovers with the first-half goalless. Joey Barton’s men though did enough to secure their place in the next round.

The priority will be on League One survival for Rovers but with just one round away from playing the Premier League teams, it’s a time to be excited. Several teams in Rovers’ division fell to FA Cup upsets.

Non-league Alvechurch, the lowest-ranked team beat Cheltenham Town 2-1 at Whaddon Road, despite there being 96 places separating the two teams. Chippenham Town, who Rovers have played numerous times in pre-season, beat Lincoln City, who the Gas lost 6-2 to earlier this season. The Bluebirds have former Rovers midfielder Tom Mehew and Pablo Martinez in their ranks.

Farnborough shocked League Two outfit Sutton United by winning 2-0 away from home thanks to goals from Michael Fernandes and Francis Amartey.

National League outfit Chesterfield dumped Northampton Town out of the Cup, whilst Grimsby Town thrashed League One leaders Plymouth Argyle 5-1 at Blundell Park. AFC Wimbledon were held to a 1-1 draw by Weymouth which earned a replay.

King’s Lynn Town, who are managed by former Rovers director of football Tommy Widdrington, beat League Two side Doncaster Rovers. Joey Barton admitted in his post-match press conference he’d like to draw the National League North outfit.

When is the draw?

The draw will take place this evening at 7:00 pm, though it could start slightly later to allow the BBC to interview the clubs who await their fate.

Will it be shown on TV?

BBC Two will broadcast the draw at 7:00 pm, but it will also be available on the FA Cup’s social media platforms. BristolWorld will be able to bring you who Bristol Rovers draw shortly after it has been concluded.

When are the matches played?

Ties will take place on the fourth week of November, which is the penultimate weekend of the month. Matches can take place between Friday, November 25 and Monday, November 28.

It would be unlikely that any matches would take place on the Friday however with England playing the United States in their second group stage match at the World Cup against the United States.

What ball number is Bristol Rovers?

Bristol Rovers are ball number 32 for the draw.

Who is in the next round?

Full numbers list: 1. Forest Green Rovers, 2. Barnsley, 3. Boreham Wood, 4. Curzon Ashton or Cambridge United, 5. Dagenham & Redbridge, 6. Accrington Stanley, 7. Solihull Moors or Hartlepool United, 8. AFC Fylde or Gillingham, 9. Peterborough United or Salford City, 10. Farnborough, 11. Grimsby Town, 12. Milton Keynes Dons, 13. Ebbsfleet United, 14. Carlisle United AFC, 15. Bracknell Town or Ipswich Town, 16. Chippenham Town, 17. Sheffield Wednesday,18. Portsmouth, 19. Shrewsbury Town, 20. Buxton, 21. Charlton Athletic, 22. Weymouth or AFC Wimbledon, 23. Newport County AFC, 24. Stockport County, 25. King’s Lynn Town, 26. Stevenage, 27. Fleetwood Town, 28. Burton Albion, 29. Harrogate Town, 30. Exeter City, 31. Torquay United or Derby County, 32. Bristol Rovers, 33. Walsall, 34. Wrexham AFC, 35. Crewe Alexandra, 36. Barnet or Chelmsford City, 37. Woking or Oxford United, 38. Chesterfield, 39. Alvechurch, 40. Mansfield Town.

Who does Joey Barton want?

"I’m hoping for King’s Lynn at home, or away, that’ll do,” said the former Manchester City midfielder. “They’ve won today and I’ll have a go at them, hey?”.