Luton Win 2-0
September 3, 2015
The BRFC Academy Under 18 side are out of the FL Youth Alliance Cup.
On Tuesday 1st September 2015 a very good Luton Town team won 2-0.
A clever finish by Murray after 56 minutes and a composed finish by Cotter after 82 minutes won the match.
Goalkeeper Charlie Phillips, who made five excellent saves, kept the score respectable.”
Luton Town arrived having won four and drawn one of their opening five league games,” said Alan Walsh.
They had scored 20 goals whilst conceding only four. So we knew we would have to be at our best to beat them.
“However we felt that if we played the same way we had against Bournemouth, in our previous match, that we stood a chance of coming out on top.
“If I’m honest, I thought our lads lacked a little bit of self belief in this game and, once again, we lacked a little bit of quality against a very good side who were quite physical and very well organised.
“Their first goal came about after couple of our players lost their footing in the build up.
It was unfortunate, but against better sides you can’t afford to make any mistakes.
“The second goal came after they hit us on the break and was similar to the one we scored against Bournemouth.
“Once again our work rate and effort couldn’t be faulted, but it’s no good working hard, closing down teams and winning possession if you give the ball away and have to start all over again.
We did retain possession well at times, but not often enough.
Now we must bounce back in our first away game, against Newport County on Saturday 5th September.”
Bristol Rovers Team: Charlie Phillips; Sam Blake; Sam Iles, (Tom Fry); Alfie Kilgour; Bradley Confrey; Connor Jones, (Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist); Elliot Green; George Corp; Blake Davies; Lewis Ellington; Luke Russe; (Dan Lammiman).
Unused Substitutes: Ollie Mehew; Regan Sollars; Callum Bingham.