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Saints face Rovers in Guernsey FA Cup quarter-finals

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Only one top-flight clash resulted from the draw for the quarter-finals of the 2010-2011 Guernsey FA Cup.

The Senior County League Division One leaders St Martin's will host Rovers at Blanche Pierre Lane.

Saints have reached the final twice before but have yet to win the trophy, while Rovers are aiming for their first final appearance.

Defending champions Rangers were knocked out by Northerners, the only side to have lifted the cup twice.

In the other ties in the last 16 the Northerners' under-21 side Elysium North will travel to the Track to take on Belgrave Wanderers, while their senior colleagues will be expected to progress from their trip to Centrals in St Andrew's.

In the other tie, Sylvans Veterans will play either Vale Recreation or Government United, after the one outstanding fixture from the previous round is decided.

We were hoping for a better draw - North are probably the second best team in the league

Centrals player/coach Ryan De Jersey

The Sylvans Veterans coach Andy Le Tocq told BBC Guernsey he would prefer not to face the top-flight side.

Le Tocq said: "We'd obviously prefer Government United in the next round but we expect Vale Rec to come through.

"So it's a tough draw, but we've had a good season so we're looking forward to it."

Meanwhile the Centrals player/coach Ryan De Jersey said he would have preferred to face Sylvans Veterans rather than have to host North.

He said: "We were hoping for a better draw to be honest with you. They're probably the second best team in the league at the moment."

Of the top-flight clash between St Martin's and fellow Senior County League Division One side Rovers, who are resurgent under coach Mac Gallienne, Saints manager Colin Fallaize told the BBC he was simply happy to get a home tie.

He said: "Any fixture that you can get at home is good and we're pleased to be playing up at Blanche Pierre Lane but I'm sure Mac, with his ever-improving squad, is looking forward to the game."

Quarter final draw
To be played 7-9 January 2011

Centrals (Division 2) v Northerners (Division 1)

Vale Rec (Division 1) or Government United (Veterans League) v Sylvans Veterans (Veterans League)

Belgrave Wanderers (Division 1) v Elysium North (Under 21 Development League)

St Martin's (Division 1) v Rovers (Division 1)



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