Pirates 1 v 1 Pompey

August 12, 2015

Bristol Rovers FC Academy Under 18 side begin with a draw.

Bristol Rovers 1-1 Portsmouth

This was the opening fixture of the Youth Alliance South West Division.

Elliott Green’s second half goal wasn’t enough to give the BRFC Under 18 side victory against Portsmouth.

A timekeeping error by the referee, saw the game extended to 98 minutes.

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Lewis Ellington came on as substitute for Blake Davies in the second half

Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain’s equaliser for Pompey arrived with almost the last kick of the game.

While the visitors enjoyed the best of the first half, they faced a much improved Rovers side after the break.

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Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist replaced Connor Jones in the BRC Academy Under 18 match against Portsmouth.

Portsmouth had the better goalscoring opportunities in the opening 45 minutes.

At half time Alan Walsh asked the boys if they could improve on their first half performance.

The BRFC goal came around the mid-point of the second half when a good cross found Elliott Green.

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Eliot Green started this season as he finished the 2014/15 season last with his scoring boots on.

He threatened to shoot, went past his opponent, and then hit a superb left footed shot into the far top corner.

Bristol Rovers Team: Callum Buckley; Sam Blake; Sam Iles; Alfie Kilgour; Bradley Confrey; Connor Jones, (Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist 70); Elliott Green; George Corp; Blake Davies, (Lewis Ellington 60); Tyrone Tucker-Dixon; Luke Russe.

Substitutes: Charlie Phillips, Reagan Sollars.

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