January 20, 2015
Bristol Rovers Under-18 Academy side play the last 2 matches of their Youth Alliance South West League campaign this week.
After these games are completed a new Youth Alliance Southern Merit League starts. This welcome development gives the Academy Under-18 team many more games than in recent seasons.
The top 7 sides from the Youth Alliance South and East League will play in the new Youth Alliance Merit League 1 that also includes the top 5 sides from the Youth Alliance South West League.
The remaining 5 sides from the Y. A. South West League will join the bottom 6 sides from the Y. A. South and East League to form the Youth Alliance Merit League 2.
These new Youth Alliance Merit League matches will start from February. The precise league fixtures are not yet agreed but it is already known that Bristol Rovers Under-18 Academy team will be playing against the following sides in the rest of the 2014/15 season.
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
The remaining place depends on the final league matches this week but it will be either:-
LEYTON ORIENT or NORTHAMPTON TOWN
Some early starts and long journeys are the order of the day in the months ahead.