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WHAT'S ON: BRISTOL ROVERS v BRADFORD CITY

10 February 2017

Rovers welcome Bradford City to The Memorial Stadium, the teams last met on 24th November 2012 with a crowd of just over 5,000, Rovers led three times but had to settle for a draw.

Guy Branston scored with his first ever touch as a Rovers player to head them in front against his old side but Nahki Wells levelled from a tight angle.

Tom Eaves struck with a low drive before Carl McHugh headed in for 2-2.

Michael Smith's volley put Rovers in front again only for James Hanson to nod in an equaliser before Nathan Doyle and Wayne Brown saw red.

The pair were involved in an ugly touchline scuffle which saw Bradford's Doyle sent straight off and Rovers' Brown receive a second yellow card.

We are expecting a crowd in excess of 9,000, therefore please arrive in good time to avoid queues.
 
Here’s your match day schedule for Bristol Rovers v Bradford City on Saturday 11th February 2017.
 
9.00am: The Club Shop opens for business with a wide range of items. Check out our full range on our retail website www.brfcdirect.co.uk
 
10.00am: Car parking at the stadium opens to season permit holders, where car park attendants will direct car parking. Spaces are not available on a match-by-match basis. Roads in the immediate vicinity of the stadium are not subject to any parking prohibitions on match days, however drivers are asked to park sensibly and not obstruct resident’s driveways/access.
 
We recommend travelling to the Memorial Stadium by bus, this has never been easier we have seven services which stop close to the ground and then it's just a short walk further details can be found at www.firstgroup.com/bristolrovers.
 
11.00am: The Clubhouse Bar opens for Home supporters on a first-come, first-served basis. Arsenal v Hull City showing live on the big screens.
 
11.00am: Irene’s Kitchen Restaurant will be open in the Bristol Room, serving hot food from chips, burgers, hot dogs, pasties, pulled pork rolls and lots more.
 
12 noon: Ticket Office opens and will remain open right up to kick-off at 3pm for supporters looking to buy home & away tickets or collect tickets for today’s game.  Port Vale & Bolton tickets will be available to purchase.
 
1.30pm: Stadium opens

Families are welcome In the Bristol Post Family Terrace, there is a food kiosk where you can buy food and drinks. Captain Gas will make an appearance before kick-off along with FREE Face Painting outside the clubhouse.
 
Don’t forget to buy your 50-50 tickets to be in with a chance to win a substantial cash prize. Tickets will be available throughout the stadium before kick-off with the draw taking place at half-time. Look out for our Bristol Rovers Supporters Club 50-50 volunteers around the stadium.
 
Supporters will also be able to pick up the official Matchday Programme, The Pirate, for a price of only £3.
 
Home fans in the South, South West, West Enclosure and Family Terrace will have access to a bar located in the South West corner of the ground.
 
There are a variety of food and drink outlets at the ground. Proper Cornish Pasties are a fans favourite, and the kiosks serve a selection of hot and cold food and also has vegetarian options.
 
3pm: Kick-off! It’s time to back Darrell Clarke’s team to victory. C’mon You Blues!
 
3.45pm: At Half time, Nick Day will be your host for the interval. Listen out for the 50-50 and Helpline Draw.  Bristol Rovers Under 13’s will be introduced to the crowd.
 
4.50pm: On the final whistle, the Clubhouse Bar re-opens with the Six Nations and Screen Soccer Highlights on the big screens before the bar closes. Irene’s Kitchen will remain open until 6.00pm.
 
Don’t miss any of the action and buy your tickets now to back The Gas at The Mem. Tickets are available, priced from £16 for adults, from £14 for 16-21 and from £5 for under-16s.
 
Simply visit www.brfctickets.com, select your area and add your tickets to the shopping basket.

See also...
  • THREE TO WATCH: Take a look at the potential dangermen in the ranks of Bradford City
  • FOCUS ON: Bradford City


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