Gloucestershire sides Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham Town enter the first round of the FA Cup tonight. Here’s all the details on the draw this evening:
When is it and where can you watch it?
The draw will be broadcast live on BBC One and online 7pm tonight
What number balls are the Gloucestershire teams?
Cheltenham Town: 12
Forest Green Rovers: 20
When will the matches take place?
The games will be played between the 9th and 12th of November.
What will the clubs earn?
Teams who were successful in the final qualifying round at the weekend will receive £25,000
Teams who get through the next round (first round proper) will receive £36,000.
The Gloucestershire teams: Recent performances in the cup
Cheltenham Town’s efforts in the FA Cup have been up and down in the last few years. In 2013 they lost to Tamworth who were, at the time, a league below them. The following year they managed to get through to the second round have beating Swindon Town 5-0. Swindon were in the league above Cheltenham at the time. They did however go onto to get knocked out by Dover Athletic. In 2015 they lost away to Hartlepool United 1-0 but beat Crewe Alexandra 4-1 in a first round replay the following year. They ended up being knocked out in the second round by Sutton United that year. Finally, last season certainly wasn’t one to remember for the Robins when they lost 4-2 to Maidstone United at home.
Forest Green Rovers
In the last five years Forest Green Rovers have done quite well in the FA Cup. Between 2013 and 2016 the club were in the National League but managed to get to the first round proper three times. They went even further on two of these occasions before losing in the second round to Scunthorpe United and Oxford United.
Last season Rovers were involved in an entertaining 3-3 draw when they played Exeter City in the first round but went onto lose in the replay.
Gloucester City have only made it to the first round proper once in the last five seasons as they are currently situated in the National League south. This was in 2013 when they eventually lost to Fleetwood Town 0-2 at home.