BRFC 2 v 1 ECFC
September 8, 2016
The Central League
A Bristol Rovers Reserves side played a young Exeter City side.
The fixture was on Tuesday 6th September 2016 at GFA base at Oaklands Park.
Kick Off was scheduled for NOON and there was no entry fee for supporters.
The Grecians went 1-0 up in the first half with an excellent long-range shot from Joel Randall.
Billy Bodin scored a second half brace to secure the victory for the Pirates.
21 year-old Christy Pym in the Exeter goal was by far the busier keeper and he had an excellent game.
The Grecians side were clever with their movement, worked neat triangles and were very compact as a unit.
Their pattern of play reflected the approach adopted by the first team and their youth sides.
Bristol Rovers were better individually, won most of the battles around the pitch and created the most chances.
Lee Mansell and the other senior players set a very good example to the young professionals in the team.
Bristol Rovers Starting XI: Puddy, Lyttle, Kilgour, Greenslade, Moore, (Leigh-Gilchrist, 62), Mansell, (Hedges, 62), Broom, Montano, James, (Russe, 75), Gaffney, and Bodin.
BRFC Substitutes: Hodges, and Tucker-Dixon,
Exeter City Starting XI: Pym, Egan, Storey, (Seymour, 70), Down, Riley-Lowe, Hargreaves, Byrne, Randall, Collins, Jay, and McAlinden.
ECFC Substitutes: Hamon, Kite, Thomas, and Hartridge,
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE SCHEDULED AFC BOURNEMOUTH FIXTURE
Central League Fixture List (Provisional) for the 2016/17 Season:
Tue Sep 6th Exeter City 12:00 (H) W 2-1
Tue Sep 13th AFC Bournemouth 13:00 (H) Changed to 29/11
Tue Oct 11th AFC Wimbledon 13:00 (A)
Tue Oct 25th Cheltenham Town 13:00 (A)
Tue Nov 15th Newport County 12.00 (H)
Tue Nov 29th AFC Bournemouth 13:00 (H) From 13/09
Tue Dec 13th Swindon Town 13:00 (A)
Tue Jan 24th Newport County 12.00 (A)
Tue Feb 7th Peterborough United 14:00 (H)
Tue Feb 21st Southend United 13:00 (A)
Tue Mar 7th Cheltenham Town 13:00 (H)
Tue Mar 14th Swindon Town 13:00 (H)
Tue Mar 28th Exeter City 13:00 (A)
The Central League will provide a set of fixtures for the Bristol Rovers FC Reserves/Under-21 squad.