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.
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.
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.
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.