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2 February 2016

Cheltenham Town 4-0 Bristol Rovers

In their final South West Youth Alliance league fixture of the season our U-18 side slipped to a heavy defeat at the hands of their Cheltenham Town counterparts, in a match played on the all weather surface at the Gloucesterhire FA Headquarters at Almondsbury.

As you would expect, Alan was not impressed with the performance! “It was a very disappointing display and only two or three of our players could take any credit for their performance.

“For whatever reason it was a lacklustre performance, and certainly our worst of the season, as we never really got going and the four goals we conceded were very poor on our part.

“We held a video analysis session of the game on Friday morning and went through everything with a fine toothcomb, pointing out the issues that needed to be addressed. Hopefully the boys will grasp what we are looking for because we certainly don’t want any more performances like that one.

“We conceded twice in a minute shortly before the half time whistle and did exactly the same at the start of the second half.

“We were very poor, both in and out of possession, and although we made a triple substitution on the hour mark we were still unable to make any impression on a resolute Cheltenham defence though, in all honesty, we created very little.”

Rovers: Charlie Phillips, Toby Rennie, Alfie Kilgour, Sam Iles (Bradley Confrey, 60), Tom Fry, Eliot Green, Connor Jones, George Corp, Lewis Ellington, Olly Mehew (Blake Davies, 60), Sam Hedges (Tyrone Tucker-Dixon, 60).

Having finished in the bottom half of the South West Youth Alliance, Rovers will now play once against the following sides in Merit League Two

MK Dons, Peterborough United, Northampton Town, Cambridge United, Dagenham & Redbridge, Stevenage, Newport County and Yeovil Town, Oxford United  and either Swindon Town or Portsmouth.

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