Academy Win Again

March 14, 2015



Thursday 12th March 2015 2.00pm kick-off.

A solitary goal from Blake Davies enabled our U-18 side to beat Dagenham & Redbridge on Thursday to maintain their 100% record in their Merit League.

This victory moved the Rovers side up to second place in the league behind Leyton Orient on goals scored. Both sides have won 3 out of 3 in the Merit League so far.

The game was played at Golden Hill and conditions were far from ideal; “A very strong wind made it difficult for both sides” said Youth team Manager Alan Walsh.

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“Having said that we adapted very well in the first half and played some good football and limited Dagenham & Redbridge to very few chances. In fact, they didn’t have a shot on target in that opening 45 minutes.”

The only goal of the game arrived on 15 minutes.

“After a break down the right the ball was played in to Blake Davies on the edge of the area and he beat the keeper with a left foot shot. I think it was no more than we deserved, and we might have increased our lead before the break, but it was a different story in the second half.”


“We were playing against the wind and Dagenham & Redbridge played a lot better and put us under a little bit of pressure. Goalkeeper Cameron Clarke made one outstanding save midway through the second half and our visitors also hit the crossbar.”

“If I’m honest, I don’t recall us creating any chances in the second period but credit to the lads for battling through and recording another win.”


Rovers: Cameron Clarke, Tyler Lyttle, Tom Fry, Louis Ezwele, Alfie Kilgour, Connor Jones, Ryan Broom, George Corp, Blake Davies, Mitch Palmer, (Bradley Confrey, 75), Elliott Green (Lewis Ellington, 60)

Substitutes: Harrison Trueman, Kieran Preston


On Saturday 14th March 2015 the Academy side were AWAY at AFC Wimbledon.

The results below are those for the DONS during their 9 game unbeaten run this year.

Saturday 3rd January 2015

v. Milton Keynes A 3-3 Draw

Saturday 10th January 2015

v. Northampton Town H 0-0 Draw

Saturday 24th January 2015

v. Watford H 1- 0 Win

Friday 30th January 2015

v. Peterborough United H 5-1 Win

Saturday 07th February 2015

v. Oxford United H 3-2 Win

Friday 13th February 2015

v. Cheltenham Town A 0-0 Draw

Friday 27th February 2015

v. Newport County A 0-1 Win

Friday 06th March 2015

v. Torquay United H 3-3 Draw

Saturday 14th March 2015

v. Bristol Rovers H 1-1 Draw

Meanwhile Bristol Rovers Academy Under 18 side are unbeaten since October 2014.

The 14 game unbeaten run has been hard-earned but well-deserved.


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