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WHAT'S ON: BRISTOL ROVERS v SHEFFIELD UNITED

14 February 2017

The Gas welcome the Blades to the Memorial Stadium tonight, the last time the sides met at The Mem on Saturday 3rd November 2012, Sheffield United came from behind to beat Rovers 2-1 in the FA Cup first-round tie.

David Clarkson fired Rovers into a sixth-minute lead, driving at a back-pedalling United defence before planting a right-footed shot past George Long from the edge of the box.
 
The visitors equalised eight minutes after the break when Nick Blackman produced a superb left-footed finish from a narrow angle after running on to Porter's through ball.
 
And nine minutes later Neil Collins headed down a left-wing cross for the unmarked Chris Porter to convert a simple chance from close range.
 
League Two Rovers more than held their own in the first half, with Derek Riordan and Fabian Broghammer going close. Ryan Flynn had United's best first-half chances, twice firing wide from good positions.
 
We are expecting a crowd in excess of 9,000, therefore please arrive in good time to avoid queues. Both the West Stand and East Stand seated areas are sold out for this fixture.
 
Here’s your match day schedule for Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United on Tuesday 14th 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

4.00pm: 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, 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.

5.00pm: The Clubhouse Bar opens for Home supporters on a first-come, first-served basis. Sky Sports News will be showing live on the big screen from opening.

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.

Ticket Office opens and will remain open right up to kick-off at 7:45pm for supporters looking to buy home & away tickets or collect tickets for today’s game.

6.30pm: 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.

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.
 
7.45pm: Kick-off! It’s time to back Darrell Clarke’s team to victory. C’mon You Blues!

8.30pm: At Half time, Nick Day will be your host for the interval. Listen out for the 50-50 Draw.  

9.30pm: On the final whistle, the Clubhouse Bar re-opens with Screen Soccer Highlights on the big screens before the bar closes.

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.

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