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County calling in the FA Youth Cup

The third round tie will be played at Ewood Park in December, with the date to be confirmed

12 November 2019

Rovers Under-18s have been handed a home tie in the third round of the FA Youth Cup against Newport County.

Mike Sheron’s side will host The Exiles, who progressed to this stage after beating Uxbridge Under-18s on Monday night, with the tie expected to take place at Ewood Park in mid-December.

County defeated the Middlesex side 4-3 to progress to this round of the competition for the first time in their history.

Luke Brennan scored a consolation as Rovers were knocked out of the prestigious youth cup competition at the third round stage last season after falling to a 2-1 defeat at home to Gillingham.

Third round draw in full:

Manchester City v Swansea City
Shrewsbury Town or Sunderland v Birmingham City
Cardiff City v Ipswich Town or Exeter City
Cheltenham Town or Portsmouth v Arsenal
Stevenage or Brentwood Town or Peterborough United v Aston Villa
Carlisle United or Bradford City v Stoke City
Manchester United v Lincoln City or Wrexham
Wigan Athletic v Croydon or Bath City
Preston North End v Bristol City
Sheffield United v Hanworth Villa or AFC Wimbledon
Fulham v South Shields or Hartlepool United
Norwich City v Newcastle United
Bristol Rovers v Southampton
Luton Town v Sheffield Wednesday
Rovers v Newport County
Chelsea v Huddersfield Town
Mansfield Town or Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers
Reading v Crystal Palace
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest
Fleetwood Town v Watford
Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City
Middlesbrough v Dulwich Hamlet or Forest Green Rovers
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
Leeds United v Hull City
Burton Albion or Bolton Wanderers v Millwall
Crewe Alexandra or Grimsby Town v Barnsley
Colchester United or Oxford United v Ware or Maidenhead United
AFC Bournemouth v Barnet or Cambridge United
Curzon Ashton or Oldham Athletic v Burnley
West Ham United v Charlton Athletic
Derby County v Everton
West Bromwich Albion v Scunthorpe United or Morpeth Town


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