Rovers will be playing their 42nd FA Cup tie on Wednesday, September 2, when they entertain Bridport at Silver Street.
Rovers first ever experience of FA Cup football did not go well for they lost an extra preliminary round tie in the 202/-03 campaign, going down 3-0 away at Wimborne FC where they took on Christchurch.
Indeed it was not until the fifth time of asking that Rovers eventually won an FA Cup and it came in the preliminary round of the 2006/07 season when a visit to Chard was won 4-0 and that was followed by a 4-0 win at home to Tavistock in the 1st qualifying round before exiting in the next round, beaten 3-1 away at Clevedon Town.
The longest run in the FA Cup to date came in the 2014/15 season when they were beaten 3-1 at home by Gosport Burough in the fourth qualifying round – just one win away from potentially meeting Football League opposition.
The run that year began with an extra preliminary round 3-1 home win over Radstock Town.
Next up came a 2-0 win at Odd Down, then a 2-1 home win over Saltash United and then after a 0-0 second qualifying round draw at Blackfield & Lnagley, they were beaten 1-0 at Silver Street in the replay.
That season the 3rd qualifying round success was a 3-2 home win over Aveley before heartbreak in the 4th qualifying round and that 3-1 home defeat.
The Rovers FA Cup record reads:
All matches (home and away)
P 41 W 18 D 5 L 18 F 61 A 64
P 24 W 13 D 1 L 10 F 40 A 36
P 17 W 5 D 4 L 8 F 21 A 28
The prize for the winners of the tie on September 1 is a trip to either Shepton Mallett or Torrington on Saturday, September 12.
Rovers will also enjoy home comforts in the first round of the 2020/21 FA Trophy for they were drawn out at home to Bristol Manor Farm in the 2nd Qualifying Round (Rovers avoided a 1st Qualifying Round tie) and that tie will be played at Silver Street on Saturday, October 17.