January 20, 2016
Plymouth Argyle 0 v 0 Bristol Rovers
For the second time this season the two teams failed to score a goal between them.
The BRFC Academy Under 18 side played out a goalless draw at MarJon with Plymouth Argyle.
The match was played on Friday 15th January 2016.
(This detailed Match Report is from the Bristol Rovers FC Official Website.)
Following their 1-1 draw against Portsmouth before Christmas, Alan Walsh made just one enforced change to his starting line-up, which saw Eliot Green drop out through illness.
“We began this match with eight first year and three second year scholars. They did well against Portsmouth and deserved to keep their places.
“We played this match on Plymouth’s 3G pitch and started brightly. We could have been a couple of goals to the good before they got into the game. The chances they created came mainly because we gave away possession in poor areas. They did hit us on the counter attack sometimes, but we deserved to be on level terms at the break.
” The chances we created in the second half were not as clear cut as those we carved out before the break , but the biggest threat posed by Plymouth came from their set pieces. Corners, in particular, caused us a few problems and we experienced a couple of hair raising moments but managed to keep them at bay.
The point gained by Plymouth meant they finished top of the league, but I felt that a draw was a fair result.”
Bristol Rovers Team :-Charlie Phillips, Sam Blake, Tom Fry, Toby Rennie, (Alfie Kilgour – 70); Sam Iles, Connor Jones, Lewis Ellington, George Corp, Sam Hedges, (Tyrone Tucker-Dixon – 60); Olly Mehew, (Blake Davies – 60); Dan Lammiman.
Unused Substitutes :- Bradley Confrey, Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist.