September 25, 2018
These notes were penned before last Tuesday’s Chekatrade Trophy tie here against West Ham United’s under-23 side.
Hopefully there was a big improvement that evening on last Saturday’s showing at Kenilworth Road which was described as ‘abysmal’ by the Manager. If you were one of the five hundred or so packed into the uncomfortable away enclosure at Luton you will not have disagreed with that description of a second consecutive away game without a worthwhile shot at goal and a defensive error presented the home team three quite easy points. It would have been an even easier task for the ‘Hatters’ had it not been for another great display by on-loan goalkeeper Jack Bonham and he really did not deserve to be on the losing side.
The previous two League games had yielded a couple of valuable points thanks to a rather fortunate penalty at Shrewsbury and, considering the relegation-zone status of the two participants, a quite exciting goal-less draw here at the Memorial Stadium against bottom of the table Plymouth. Hopefully we can have as much excitement again this afternoon against another promoted side but with three points for the ‘Gas’ as we do not want to fall any further behind if the season is to be what we all want it to be. It certainly won’t be easy as the ‘Sky Blues’ are bound to be confident on the back of promotion last season but we surely have the players in our squad to be better placed than we currently are.
Keep the faith and get behind the lads as you always do here at the ‘Mem’, (the noise and atmosphere was brilliant against Argyle), and I’m sure Rovers can turn the corner and score some goals! Up the Pirates!