Robins 2 v 1 Pirates

September 4, 2014

Cheltenham Town 2-1 Bristol Rovers  

Although they led through an early Alfie Kilgour goal, our U-18 side slipped to defeat against their Cheltenham Town counterparts on Saturday after conceding two goals late in the first half.

Bristol Rovers Team Photo 120813

(Alan Walsh, Under 18 Manager)

Youth Team Manager Alan Walsh said: “I don’t want to be too negative about our performance because we controlled the game for the opening 40 minutes and kept Cheltenham at bay.”

“We scored an excellent goal after eight minutes when Alfie Kilgour attacked the ball from a corner and scored with a header. We continued to take the game to our hosts but then let in two goals in the final five minutes of the half.”

alfie kilgour blake davies bradley comfrey eliot green callum bingham tom fry george corp

(Standing……Alfie Kilgour, Blake Davies, Bradley Comfrey, Eliot Green.

Front Row…..Callum Bingham, Tom Fry, George Corp.)

“The first came from a corner which we didn’t deal with and the second arrived following a long ball forward that caught us out. So, from being a goal ahead and being in control, the side went in to the half time interval a goal down.”

“It was both disappointing and frustrating for everyone because the lads played so well and worked very hard in the opening 40 minutes, but let the game slip away after Cheltenham scored from their only two chances of the first half.”

“At the moment we have to score at least two goals to have a chance of winning a game because of the manner in which we are letting them in at the other end. That’s not pointing the finger of blame at the defence, but at the whole team because we defend as a team and we attack as a team.”  

Team: Cameron Clarke, Alfie Kilgour, Tom Fry, Louis Ezwele, Bradley Confrey, Jay Malpas, Elliott Green (Donovan Wilson, 55), Connor Jones, Ryan Broom, Laurent Davis-Wilson (Blake Davies, 46), George Corp (Callum Bingham, 75)

Substitute: Kieran Hodges

(Adapted from the BRSC Official Site. For more details click HERE )

 

BRISTOL ROVERS – FL YOUTH ALLIANCE U18 SOUTH WEST

 Sat Aug 9 Newport County H 1-2
Tue Aug 12 Oxford United LC A 1-2
Sat Aug 16 Portsmouth A  3-3
Sat Aug 23 Torquay United H  4-1
Sat Aug 30 Cheltenham T. A 1-2
Sat Sep 6 Plymouth Argyle H
Sat Sep 13 Oxford United H
Sat Sep 20 Exeter City A
Sat Sep 27 Swindon Town H
Sat Oct 11 A.F.C. Bournemouth A
Sat Oct 18 Plymouth Argyle A
Sat Oct 25 Cheltenham Town H
Sat Nov 1 Exeter City H
Sat Nov 15 Oxford United A
Sat Nov 22 A.F.C. Bournemouth H
Sat Dec 6 Swindon Town A
Sat Dec 20 Newport County A
Sat Jan 10 Portsmouth H
Sat Jan 17 Torquay United A
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