Dale Gorman scores his penalty vs Weymouth
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The Football Association has announced that FA Cup ties that finish as a draw after 90 minutes will NOT be subject to a replay in the 3rd and 4th rounds.

So, should Yeovil and Bournemouth, who meet in early January, play something of a stalemate and cannot be split after 90 minutes, instead of an away day at Dean Court 10 days later, the game will finish with 30 additional minutes, and if needed the lottery of a penalty shoot out.

An FA statement said that the decision had been taken… “in the wider interest of English football to alleviate the possibility of fixture congestion following several postponements in recent days and continued uncertainty ahead due to COVID-19.”

The Glovers have beaten W*ymouth, Yate Town and Stevenage to progress this far.

The game with Bournemouth takes place on Saturday 8th January with a 17:30pm kick off.


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