Under 18 Draw
March 17, 2015
AFC WIMBLEDON 1. v. 1. BRISTOL ROVERS
Saturday 14th March 2015 Match Report
Blake Davies was again on target for our Academy Under 18 side as they drew 1-1 against AFC Wimbledon on 14th March.
The game was played on a dry, bobbly, pitch and was very similar to the match against Dagenham & Redbridge two days earlier.
Youth Team Manager Alan Walsh said; “In the first half we limited them to very few opportunities and although we didn’t create too many ourselves, we forced their goalkeeper into making three or four decent saves, two of which were from Blake Davies efforts from the edge of the box.”
It was a different story after the break, though, as the game opened up.
“There were chances for both sides, though it was the Dons who opened the scoring on the hour mark. It was disappointing to concede and could have been avoided. Kieran Preston and his defenders hesitated as a long ball was played forward and their lad headed past Kieran.”
“However, the lads deserve credit for the way they dug in and battled to force an equaliser, which arrived following a goalmouth scramble. When a shot was deflected off a defender on to the bar, the rebound fell to Blake whose header took another deflection on its way over the line.”
Some of the AFC Wimbledon contingent disputed that the ball had actually crossed the line.
“On the strength of our first half display, I felt that we might have won this game, but in the end we had to settle for a point.”
Rovers: Kieran Preston, Tyler Lyttle, Tom Fry (Harrison Trueman, 80), Louis Ezwele, Alfie Kilgour, Connor Jones, Elliott Green (Callum Bingham, 65), George Corp, Blake Davies, Mitch Palmer (Bradley Confrey, 80), Ryan Broom.
Substitute: Cameron Clarke.
On Saturday 14th March 2015 the Academy Under 18 side drew 1-1 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
So both Academy sides maintained their long unbeaten runs.
Bristol Rovers FC Academy Under 18 side are unbeaten since October 2014.
The 14 game unbeaten run has been hard-earned but well-deserved.
The away match at league leaders Leyton Orient on Saturday 21st March 2015 may see the end of this run.