Advance ticket leg to complete journey started on Rover ticket?

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In mid September are planning to use an Explore North and Mid Wales Rover ticket to wander over the network over 4 days on train.

Planning to return home on it (to Milton Keynes) via National Rail Journey Planner recommended journey route, ie:
Aberystywyth 17:30 -> 19:26 Shrewsbury (ie within Rover area leg)
Shrewsbury 19:51 -> 20:22 Crewe (ie within Rover area leg)
Crewe 20:41 -> 21:47 Milton Keynes Central (= NOT Rover leg)

Would plan to buy a Virgin Advance ticket for the last leg's specific train.

What's the situation with that Advance IF the earlier train(s) fail to get to connection(s) on time given that the prior legs are on a ROVER rather than also advance tickets ?

MKD

PS:
Just had a look at the NCC that I recalled people talking about and it says

"If you purchase an Advance ticket, you must use that ticket in the train specified when you book your ticket. However, if you miss this service because a previous connecting train service was delayed you will be able to travel on the next service provided by the Train Company with whom you were booked to travel without penalty."

So seems likely to be OK as there's a 40min later tfr to Crewe & ditto Virgin from Crewe to act as a safety net.
MKD
 
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What's the situation with that Advance IF the earlier train(s) fail to get to connection(s) on time given that the prior legs are on a ROVER rather than also advance tickets ?
It's fine, you are covered in the event of delays. You have allowed more than the minimum interchange time, so it's a valid connection.

NRCoC Condition 19 allows you to use two or more tickets for one journey.

The Advance ticket conditions allow you to complete your journey in the event of delays.

This is also clarified in the Advance Fares FAQs.
 
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