BRIDGWATER Town Football Club is to welcome fans into Fairfax Park for the first time in more than five months, as the Robins aim for revenge in tonight's Les Phillips Cup semi-final (7.45pm).

The latest announcements by the UK government on the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions mean that the Robins can accommodate up to a maximum of 1,250 spectators (50 per cent of the club’s certified capacity).

Bridgwater are aiming to reach the cup final for the first time in 16 years, but standing in their way are Tavistock - the team who knocked them out of the FA Vase last month.

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Ticket prices for the match will be £7 for adults, £5 concessions and £1 for under-16s, and these can be bought at the turnstiles.

While Covid-19 protocols will remain in place, the club’s bar and cafe will be open.


THE Robins warmed up for the Tavistock match with a 1-0 victory over Southern League side Bristol Manor Farm in a friendly match.

With goalkeeper Jake Viney resting an ankle injury, young stand-in Reece Bannister put in a faultless performance, with two stunning first-half saves.

Jack Taylor headed in the only goal of the game around the half-hour mark, from Sam Towler’s corner to the near post, before Bannister twice denied Mike Bryant from point-blank range to preserve the lead.

Further chances came and went for Taylor, Sam Crumb and Ryan Brereton, and despite Owen Howe and Marcus Day hitting the woodwork for the Bristolians, the home side were well worth their victory.