City and Rovers out of FA Cup

Both Bristol clubs have been knocked out of the FA Cup after a disappointing night for the West Country's football teams.

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City and Rovers knocked out of the FA Cup

Bristol Rovers' Eliot Richards is tackled by Birmingham City's Hayden Mullins. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

It's been a disappointing night for the West Country's football teams.

Both Bristol clubs have been knocked out of the FA Cup. Rovers lost their third round tie at Birmingham 3-0, while City went down 2-0 in their replay at Watford.

And in League One, Swindon Town were beaten 2-0 at bottom-of-the-table Stevenage.

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Rovers through to FA Cup Third Round

Eliot Richards celebrates his 83rd minute equaliser. Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

John-Joe O'Toole hit a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Bristol Rovers came from behind to clinch an FA Cup third-round tie at Birmingham with a 2-1 win at League One Crawley.

O'Toole edged his side through in the first minute of added time with a low shot at the near post.

Crawley started well and went ahead on 14 minutes when Nicky Adams crossed perfectly and Jamie Proctor headed in at the far post, before Elliot Richards equalised with seven to go.

Rovers travel to Birmingham next Tuesday (14th), and the winners will be at home to Premier League Swansea City in the fourth round at the end of January.

Tom Parkes and Michael Smith celebrate at the final whistle. Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

Yeovil through to FA Cup Fourth Round

Yeovil Town are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after a 4-0 win over Leyton Orient at Huish Park.

The Glovers put their Championship struggles behind them to comfortably beat the League One high-flyers.

James Hayter scored twice with Joel Grant and Kieffer Moore also on target.

Bristol City will also be in the hat after a 1-1 draw with Watford at Ashton Gate. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas equalised for City in the 85th minute - just 60 seconds after the Championship side had taken the lead.

The replay will be at Vicarage Road on Tuesday 14th January (7.45pm kick-off) – subject to TV selection.

Yeovil Town and both Bristol clubs will be in Sunday's 4th Round draw, which is live on ITV approx 2pm.

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