Leyton Orient 1-2 Bristol RoversSaturday 21st March 2015
Two goals from Laurent Davis-Wilson helped our U-18 side overcome a previously unbeaten Leyton Orient side in this Merit League Two clash on Saturday.
“The boys faced another long journey,” said Youth Team manager Alan Walsh, “and so our preparation was far from ideal.
“I think that showed in the opening five minutes when, had it not been for two outstanding saves by Cameron Clarke, we might have been two goals down.
“That proved to be something of a wake up call, because in the next five minutes we created two very good chances of our own.
“We improved as the game progressed and began to exert some pressure on the Leyton Orient goal and we opened the scoring with 20 minutes on the clock.
“A good passage of play, involving Tyler Lyttle and Blake Davies, saw a chance created for Laurent Davis-Wilson and he produced an excellent finish, shooting across the keeper and into the far corner of the net.
“We doubled our lead ten minutes later when, following a similar build up to the opening goal, this time involving Tom Fry, Laurent produced a carbon copy finish to register his second goal of the game.”
“At that stage of the game, although Orient looked dangerous on the counter attack, we were comfortably in control of proceedings and looked as though we might score a third.
“However two minutes before half time, following a somewhat harsh foul given against Louis Ezwele, they pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.”
That turned out to be the final goal of the game.
“Both sides struggled to cope with the windy conditions in the second half, which turned out to be quite a scrappy affair. Orient only looked dangerous from set pieces and corners, while we created very little. Nevertheless we held out to register another win and the lads deserve great credit for the way they played.”
Rovers: Cameron Clarke, Tyler Lyttle, Harrison Trueman, Louis Ezwewle, Alfie Kilgour, Mitch Palmer, Elliott Green, Ryan Broom, Blake Davies (Bradley Confrey, 70), Laurent Davis-Wilson, Tom Fry
Substitute: Kieran Preston