Rovers v Chester-Fans View
January 25, 2006
Saturday’s match against Chester was one many had looked forward to since the 4-0 drubbing in Cheshire back in September. It offered a chance of setting the record staright and the only good thing to come out of that match in many Gashead’s eyes was that it was the match that finally got Ian Atkins his marching orders.
Things have changed in a big way since that day and Chester came to the Mem on the back of six straight league defeats and a loss in the FA Cup replay against Cheltenham on Tuesday night. Rovers however have really moved forward since Trollope took over and Lennie arrived to partner him to guide Rovers up the league.
Having seemingly hit some form of late, topped off with a late comeback to win at Cheltenham last week, Rovers find themselves challenging for a playoff place. This form has given renewed belief that it just might turn out to be our year, but everyone is trying not to use the ‘p’ word just yet.
Rovers started much the brighter team yesterday and soon found Chester to be a really soft team with little to offer. Games like this can be a team’s downfall as it can be so easy you can take your eye off the game and lose concentration.
Rovers opened their account by way of a back post header from Christian Edwards on 10 minutes. It was deserved as the visitors defence looked at sixes and sevens for most of the first half. Rovers continued to with attractive passing approach play, setting Junior Agogo free many times but he was unable to get his shots on target.