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Preview: Bristol City v AFC Telford

Bristol City v AFC Telford
Sunday, December 7th, 2pm
Ashton Gate

All the key information on City's cup opponents.

AFC TELFORD UNITED
The club was formed by supporters ten years ago following the demise of Telford United and were placed in the Northern Premier League Division One. They’ve steadily risen through the leagues and last season won promotion back to Vanarama Conference level. Life has been tough for the Bucks, however, as they currently sit bottom of the table. It took until the end of September for AFC Telford to taste victory for the first time, a 4-3 win over Torquay United. The current FA Cup run has generated £120,000 for the club to date. 

MANAGER
Liam Watson – The Liverpudlian spent much of his playing career as a semi-professional. In the early 1990s the forward made nine appearances for Preston North End, scoring three times.  However, a serious injury cut short his career. He began in management at Runcorn FC Halton in 2000 and has since led Southport (twice) and Burscough. Watson took charge at AFC Telford in 2013 and immediately led them to the Conference North title. 

STAR MAN
Godfrey Poku – Tough-tacking defensive midfielder who has previously turned out for Luton Town and Mansfield Town, where he enjoyed his only time in league football. The 24-year-old Londoner is a mainstay in the AFC Telford side. 

OFFICIALS
Jeremy Simpson will be the man in charge, assisted by Kevin Morris and Paul Hobday. The fourth official will be William Bull. 

TICKETS
Tickets are on general sale for home fans in the Dolman and Williams Stands. Prices are: Adult - £12, Senior Citizen - £8, Under-22 - £5, Under-12 - £1. 

LAST TIME OUT
The two sides have never met. 

LAST SEASON
Conference North: 1st (champions) 
FA Cup: Second qualifying round (lost to Hednesford Town) 
FA Trophy: First round (lost to Worcester City) 

DID YOU KNOW?
It was 29 years ago when Telford United took 11,000 fans to watch them beaten 3-0 at Everton in the FA Cup fifth round. Around 1,000 supporters will be at Ashton Gate on Sunday to see the newly formed AFC Telford play arguably their biggest match since their reformation in 2004.

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