Back to winning ways for our youth side
Torquay United 0
Bristol Rovers 1
A late Jamie Lucas goal enabled our U-18 side record a narrow victory in this Youth Alliance League Cup game against against Torquay on Saturday, in a game played at Plainmoor.
Alan Walsh felt that the winning margin could have been greater given the number of chances his side created.
“It was a very similar game to the one at Newport a week earlier and, if anything, we created even more chances in this one.
“The Torquay keeper kept us at bay, though I’m not sure he knew too much about some of the saves he made. It’s probably fair to say that he got in the way of a number of goal bound efforts!
“It was disappointing that we left it until the end of the game before scoring as we could have had things wrapped up by half time.
“As long as a game is goalless there is always a chance that your opponents will hit you on the break and Torquay did hit us on the counter attack a couple of times. However, their breaks came from our mistakes at the other end of the pitch
“We must begin to start taking the chances we create because not only does it make things easier for the players, but for the management team because we can give our substitutes more game time if we are comfortably ahead.
“That said, I was very pleased with our overall performance as everyone worked hard.”
The goal came following an excellent build up.
“Danny Greenslade found Jamie with a great ball and he took it across his body with his first touch before slotting it past the keeper from 15 yards.”
Team: Kieran Preston, Camen Harvey (Harrison Trueman, 80), Louis Ezwele, Trey Anderson, Danny Greenslade, Jay Malpas (Aaron Bryan, 30), Aaron Ward-Baptiste, Dominic Thomas, Jamie Lucas, Donovan Wilson, Carlos Barra (Ryan Broom, 65).