U-18 Match Report
April 2, 2015
BRISTOL ROVERS 3. V. 0. NORTHAMPTON TOWN
Goals from Ryan Broom (2) and Blake Davies gave the Bristol Rovers Academy U-18 side victory in the Youth Alliance Merit League match against Northampton Town on Saturday 28th March 2015.
Wet and windy conditions at Golden Hill made things difficult for both sides but Bristol Rovers, playing with the wind in their favour, scored all three goals in the first half.
“We adapted to the conditions very well in that opening period,” said Youth Team Manager Alan Walsh. “Northampton Town found it difficult to get out of their own half at times and were on the back foot as early as the third minute, when we scored our first goal.
“A good passage of play involving Blake Davies and Laurent Davis-Wilson ended with Blake, who has scored a number of goals for us recently, slotting the ball past the Northampton Town keeper.
“The second goal arrived after 20 minutes and Ryan Broom created the opportunity for himself. He collected the ball some way from goal and ran at the visiting defenders before scoring from just inside the area.
“Ryan scored his second goal of the game on the half hour mark when he intercepted a clearance from the keeper just inside Northampton Town half and set off on a run that took him past three players and into the box before unleashing a shot that nestled in the back of the net.
“They were three excellent goals and we might have added more before the half time whistle as we created a number of other opportunities. “Northampton Town had the advantage of the wind behind them in the second half, but created very little, while we were unable to add to our goal tally.
The lads deserve great credit, though, as it was their third game and third win in the space of eight days. They did well to come out on top again and keep another clean sheet.”
Rovers: Cameron Clarke, Tyler Lyttle, Harrison Trueman, Bradley Confrey, Alfie Kilgour, Mitch Palmer, Elliott Green (Callum Bingham, 60), Ryan Broom, Blake Davies, Laurent Davis-Wilson (Sam Blake, 70), Tom Fry (Lewis Ellington, 68)
Substitute: Kieran Preston