Match Report

August 25, 2015

BRISTOL ROVERS 4 v 3 CHELTENHAM TOWN

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Saturday 22nd August 2015

Football League Youth Alliance South West Division

The BRFC Academy Under 18 side gained their first victory of the season.

It also preserved their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Tyrone Tucker-Dixon resembled the proverbial fox in the box in this match against Cheltenham

The goals against Cheltenham Town came from Tyrone Tucker-Dixon (2), Elliot Green and Bradley Confrey.

It was a good win,” said Youth team Coach Alan Walsh, “though it was disappointing to concede three goals.

Nevertheless the lads did well and worked very hard throughout.

They did well to score four goals, but in all honesty we could have won a lot more comfortably than we did.”

The first goal arrived after 20 minutes.

After we had applied pressure on their back line the ball was cleared as far as the full back who tried to pass it back to one of his central defenders.

The ball went between him and the goalkeeper and Tyrone Tucker-Dixon nipped in to toe poke the ball into the net.

“We conceded an equaliser ten minutes later when a long ball was played up to the edge of our box and their player took an early shot across our goalkeeper and found the corner of the net.

“There were no further goals in the opening period but we began the second half brightly and regained the lead through Elliot Green who scored from close range after the Cheltenham keeper had spilt George Corp’s free kick.

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George Corp’s free kick was spilled by the Robins keeper to allow a cheeky goal from Bradley Confrey

“Bradley Confrey restored our two goal advantage with an accomplished back heeled finish.

Then a lapse of concentration at a corner allowed Cheltenham to pull one back.

“We scored our fourth goal shortly afterwards.

Tyrone’s anticipation saw him get between the two opposition central defenders and roll the ball into the corner of the net.

“Unfortunately we conceded again, which set up a nervous last few minutes, though we held out to clinch the win.

“The game proved to be a good test for us, though I do think the margin of victory could have been a lot more comfortable.”

Bristol Rovers Team: Charlie Phillips, Sam Blake, Sam Iles, Alfie Kilgour, Bradley Confrey, Connor Jones, Elliot Green, George Corp, Blake Davies (Lewis Ellington, 75), Tyrone Tucker-Dixon (Regan Sollars, 80), Luke Russe. Unused Substitutes: Dan Lammiman, Callum Bingham, Tom Fry.

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