FA Cup opportunity as Rovers play where the grass is greener

Tuffley Rovers will once again play a home game away from their traditional Glevum Park home, as they host Flackwell Heath in an Emirates FA Cup tie that will be played at Brimscombe & Thrupp’s Meadow ground.

Having travelled to Windsor to ‘host’ their Extra Preliminary Round tie, two weeks ago, Rovers had hoped their pitch might be ready for the next round but the drainage works have overrun and Rich Cox’s side will now face a home game at a venue familiar to them, rather than their own home.

Jamal Lawrence is the only absentee from the Rovers squad, as they prepare for the tie against Marcus Richardson’s Flackwell Heath side and Cox will be hoping his charges can put their 2-0 defeat at Corsham Town last week firmly behind them, as they look to reach the First Qualifying Round for only the 8th time in their history and for the first time since 2017.

Admission to the game at Brimscombe will be £6 Adult/Standard and £3 for concessions. U10s are entitled to free entry, if accompanied by an adult.

The official match-day programme can be viewed online and printed copies will be available at the game.