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FA Cup 3rd round draw results

The FA Cup 3rd round draw took place this evening. Credit: PA

The FA Cup 3rd round draw took place this evening with four West Country's amongst the teams to be drawn.

Forest Green Rovers, Exeter City and Yeovil Town must all come through 2nd round replays to make it to the next set of matches.

Forest Green will be playing Exeter City in their replay after their first encounter finished 3-3.

These are the 3rd round fixtures that will take place from 5-7 January 2018.

  • Watford v Bristol City
  • Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City v West Bromwich Albion
  • Port Vale/Yeovil Town v Bradford City

Cricketer Hales available for selection after Bristol incident

Alex Hales is now available for selection again. Credit: PA

England batsman Alex Hales is available for selection after an incident outside a nightclub in Bristol in September.

Hales will not be facing criminal charges after being with Ben Stokes during an incident which saw Stokes arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

Hales, 28, was not arrested but was interviewed under caution by police and was not considered for selection.

He could still be punished by the English Cricket Board.

The ECB's internal disciplinary process will not get underway until any criminal proceedings against Stokes are concluded.

Exeter Chiefs' Sam Simmonds wins first England cap

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Exeter Chiefs' Sam Simmonds won his first England cap this weekend against Argentina.

He was called up to the squad in place of flanker Tom Curry, who was ruled out of the Test after suffering a wrist injury in training.

England fought hard for a 21-8 victory at Twickenham. The tries came from Nathan Hughes and Bath Rugby's Semesa Rokoduguni.


Football sides discover matches for FA Cup second round

Swindon, Forest Green and Yeovil are all in round two of the FA Cup Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/PA Images

The FA Cup draw for the third round has taken place with matches confirmed for Swindon Town, Forest Green Rovers and Yeovil Town.

The fixtures which will be played on the weekend of December 1st - 4th.

  • Stevenage v Swindon Town
  • Port Vale v Yeovil Town
  • Forest Green Rovers v Exeter City

Truro City hope to 'prove' what they can do in first FA Cup game

Truro City Football Club will be hoping to make national headlines this weekend when they play in the FA Cup at The Valley in London.

They are the first Cornish team to make the first round of the competition in 48 years.

ITV West Country's Jeff Welch went to meet the players, who say they all have 'something to prove' in their match against League One side Charlton Athletic on Sunday 5 November.

  • Watch the ITV West Country news report below:
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