October 8, 2018
As I spent a week up in Lancashire in order to take in Rovers’ two away games at Bradford and Rochdale respectively I had to pen these few words beforehand in order to give Ken a chance of getting the Supporters Club column ready for today’s programme.
Our recent playing history at Valley Parade and especially at Spotland made our first home win of the season a fortnight ago especially important and it was even more pleasing that the team played very well after a dodgy start against the Sky Blues from Coventry. Once again on-loan ‘keeper Jack Bonham turned in a star performance with another string of fine saves before Rovers put the knife into the opposition with a trio of good strikes including a debut goal from Gavin Reilly. It would not be Rovers if we had not given a goal away just before the interval but a competent second half display comfortably secured three valuable points in good time before last week’s long trips up the M5 & M6.
Let’s hope both trips brought some rewards as we look forward to a couple of home games against Walsall today and then against West Country neighboures Yeovil on Tuesday. The attendance for the Checkatrade Trophy game against West Han United Under 21’s was small but supporters on the night enjoyed good passing football, good pace to the game and a Rovers win. Progress in the competition could result in a big day out at Wembley so please get to the game on Tuesday if you can.
Get behind the team in blue and white today and on Tuesday; come on the Rovers boys!