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Rovers handed another home tie

Tony Mowbray's side will face Crewe Alexandra in the second round

6 November 2017

Rovers have been drawn at home to League Two club Crewe Alexandra in the second round of the FA Cup.

The tie will take place at Ewood Park over the first weekend of December (1-4).

Tony Mowbray's men booked their place in the draw, which was conducted by two former Rovers players - Andy Cole and Kevin Davies - courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Barnet, whilst Crewe scored a last-minute winner to defeat Rovers' League One rivals Rotherham 2-1. 

The two teams met at Ewood in the second round of the League Cup last season, with Rovers prevailing 4-3 after extra-time.

It was a memorable day for defender Scott Wharton, who netted Rovers' second goal to become one of the youngest scorers in the club's history. Craig Conway was also on the scoresheet that night.

Rovers and Crewe have met on eight previous occasions - including twice in the FA Cup.

The last time the two sides met in the competition was during the inaugural season of the Premier League, in January 1993, when goals from Roy Wegerle, Mike Newell and Kevin Moran booked Rovers' place in the fifth round.

Second round draw in full:

Woking or Bury v Peterborough United or Tranmere Rovers
MK Dons v Maidstone United
Newport County v Cambridge United
Wycombe Wanderers v Leatherhead or Billericay Town
Port Vale v Yeovil Town
Shrewsbury Town v Morecambe
Doncaster Rovers v Northampton Town or Scunthorpe United
Slough Town v Rochdale
AFC Wimbledon v Charlton Athletic
Stevenage v Swindon Town
Mansfield Town v Guiseley or Accrington Stanley
Gateshead v Luton Town
Bradford City v Plymouth Argyle
Rovers v Crewe Alexandra
AFC Fylde v Wigan Athletic
Gillingham v Carlisle United
Notts County v Oxford City
Forest Green Rovers v Exeter City
Chorley or Fleetwood Town v Hereford
Coventry City v Boreham Wood


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