Bristol Rovers 2-0 Swindown TownSaturday 12th September 2015
Two first half goals from Tyrone Tucker-Dixon gave our U-18 side victory against Swindon Town on Saturday and extended their unbeaten run in the league this season to six.
“Our performance was much better than in our previous game against Newport County,” said Youth Team manager Alan Walsh
“We began brightly and Tyrone scored an excellent opportunist goal after only ten minutes. The ball reached him via a flick on by Blake Davies and Tyrone got in front of the centre half before firing a shot across the nkeeper and into the corner of the net for a really good finish.
“Shortly afterwards Blake might have doubled our lead but after doing well to get in a shooting position he hit his final effort wide of the upright.
“We did score again on 20 minutes, though, with Blake creating another goal for Tyrone after closing the keeper down, winning the ball and driving it across the face of goal where Tyrone was on hand to slot home his second goal of the game.
“We created two or three more good opportunities to go further ahead but failed to take them and towards the end of the half Swindon carved out a couple of opportunities after we had given away possession.
“At half time I told the lads that while they had done well offensively in the opening period I wanted to see an improvement in our defensive play, by the whole team, after the break.
“The upshot was that we did put in a good defensive performance in the second half we created very little and only tested the keeper with long range efforts. It was the same story for Swindon, though, and we comfortably held out for a win.
“Overall it was a much improved performance and the lads again worked hard, both in and out of possession, though there is still room for improvement and development.”
Rovers: Charlie Phillips, Sam Blake, Tom Fry, Sam Iles, Bradley Confrey, Connor Jones, Elliot Green (Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist, 70), George Corp, Blake Davies (Olly Mehew, 60), Tyrone Tucker-Dixon, Lewis Ellington (Dan Lammiman, 65)
Substitutes: Kieran Hodges, Regan Sollars