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Pools To Face Cheltenham In FA Cup

27 October 2015

Pools will host Cheltenham Town in the First Round of the FA Cup after The Robins overcame Havant & Waterlooville in their final qualifying round replay on Tuesday evening.

Gary Johnson’s men ran out 1-0 winners over their National League South opponents at Whaddon Road to set up a trip to Victoria Park on Saturday 7th November.

Cheltenham were relegated from League Two at the end of last season as Pools pulled off a great escape to steer themselves clear of the bottom two.

Pools boss Ronnie Moore and Assistant Manager Sam Collins were both at Whaddon Road on Tuesday night to see The Robins make it through to the First Round proper.

The tie at The Vic will offer Trevor Carson the chance to line-up against his former club where he won Player of the Season last term.

The sides have met sixteen times in competitive action in the past but this will be the first occasion we have played each other in the FA Cup.

Full details and ticket prices for the game will be confirmed in due course.

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