FA CUP Dunne praises Rovers resilience... and keeper

FA CupJoe Dunne praised Bristol Rovers for their resilience following a 1-0 FA Cup replay win at League Two Plymouth.

Dunne said: "It is a wonderful result against a really difficult team to play against. Once again the resilience of everybody has shone through.”



bath-citybadgeBristol City Academy teenager striker Louis Britton has joined Jerry Gill's National League South side Bath City FC on loan for the remainder of the season.

Britton, 18, has just spent a successful goal-scoring loan spell at Southern League Premier South side Yate Town managed by Paul Britton.


FA CUP 1st round ties featuring #SWfootball teams

FA Cup8 Bolton Wanderers v Plymouth Argyle
11 Maidstone United v Torquay United
13 Chippenham Town v Northampton Town
14 Yeovil Town v Hartlepool United
15 Cambridge United v Exeter City
18 Forest Green Rovers v Billericay Town
19 Bristol Rovers v Bromley
26 Grimsby Town v Newport County
32 Cheltenham Town v Swindon Town

* Haringey Borough vs Yeovil to be played Tues Oct 29 (1945ko)

Ties to be played November 8/9/10/11

SWSN football shorts - Wednesday November 27

Corsham vs Calne Heads up! Image courtesy & copyright John CuthbertsonTargetman Ryan Brunt's 112th minute winner enabled Bath City to progress to the FA Trophy first round following a thrilling third qualifying round 3-2 extra time win at Gosport Borough.

City will now host the winner of Sholing FC's rain-delayed tie against Paulton Rovers due to be played next Tuesday. Boro fought back to force extra time after first half goals from Tom Smith (27 mins) and Andy Watkins (30) put City 2-0 up on the half hour.


FA YOUTH CUP regional first round ties

FA Youth Cup35 Cheltenham Town v Mangotsfield United or Eastleigh
36 Forest Green Rovers v Helston Athletic Tues Oct 29
37 Bridgwater Town v Newport County Tues Oct 29
38 Portsmouth v Hereford
39 Swindon Town v Bristol Rovers
40 Plymouth Argyle v Exeter City
41 Bath City v Yeovil Town or Andover Town

All ties to be played by Saturday November 2

SWSN non-league football shorts - Tuesday November 26

Corsham vs Calne Heads up! Image courtesy & copyright John Cuthbertson
Paulton Rovers' rain-delayed FA trophy third qualifying round tie at Sholing FC has been postponed again due to a waterlogged pitch. Both teams - and supporters - will be hoping for third tie lucky next Tuesday (December 3) 1945ko.

However thanks to ahead of the game pre-planning and teamwork Rovers home Southern League Cup tie against Weston-super-Mare AFC at Winterfield Road tonight is set to go ahead, with a 1930ko.


RYAN LOWE reaction to Reading EFL Cup KO

ryan lowePlymouth Argyle boss Ryan Lowe admitted he enjoyed last night's pulsating EFL Cup tie despite a 4-2 loss to Championship side Reading at Home Park.

Lowe said: “It was good. We were quite relaxed and calm. It was a win-win situation for us as we're not going to win the cup, with all due respect.


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