Draws for FA Competitions confirmed

At approximately 1pm yesterday, Tuffley Rovers received confirmation of the draws in the early rounds of this year’s FA Competitions, with almost all the ties scheduled to be played away from Glevum Park.

The Hellenic League season will start in the week of 31 July, with a journey to fellow Premier Division side Woodley United scheduled in the Extra Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup competition to follow on the first weekend in August. The winners of that tie will travel to a Spartan South Midlands League side, Leighton Town or Oxhey Jets, in the Preliminary Round, two weeks later.

After a good run in the FA Vase last season, when Pritchett’s side equalled the club’s bets ever performance,¬†they have been drawn away to another Spartan South Midlands League side, Crawley Green, with the winners travelling to either Amersham Town or Langford FC….both from the Spartan League, too! The visit to Crawley Green is likely to take place on 9 September.

The U18s squad face a repeat of their 2016/17 FA Youth Cup tie, as Yate Town will once again visit Glevum Park, in the 1st Qualifying Round. After a crushing defeat in the meeting between the two clubs last season, Rovers’ youngsters will be looking for an improved result this time out.