High flyers downed by The Rovers

Rovers went to promotion-chasing Didcot Town, who are currently occupying a play-off spot in the league, looking to extend a good run of points gained on their travels. Manager Tony Fontanelle had the luxury of captain Paul Andrews being available, thanks to a successful midweek appeal ,against his sending-off last Saturday. The Rovers squad was also boosted by the return of Lee Close and he went straight into the team at centre-back. Rovers booked the assistance of a stiff breeze at their backs first half but, as is often the way, we saw a lot of of forward moves destroyed by over-hit passes. Nevertheless, despite Town's lofty league position, Rovers were anything but overawed and were quic

Refs faux par kills Rovers

A somewhat dubious sending off for Barton skipper Paul Andrews after 14 minutes virtually determined the outcome of this one. Kempston went ahead on 28 minutes when Barton's Robbie Goodman's deflection sailed over Barton keeper Malone into the far corner. In the aftermath Goodman and Kempston's Bush picked up yellow cards. Barton's ten men failed to stem the tide of attacks and went further behind on 40 minutes when Olineran's goal-line clearance fell at Kempston's Tshikuna's feet and he rolled it into an empty net. Tshikuna popped up again with a thunderbolt shot to make it 0-3 on 69 minutes. There was still time for Goodman to be the second player to see red for a second yellow card offenc

Fair draw earns a point

Rovers went into this match looking to extend their recent undefeated run and on the back of a season's best performance at Berkhamsted. No surprises that Manager Tony Fontanelle named an unchanged line-up for this home game. United were into their stride a lot sharper than Rovers and both the talented Tre Mitford and winger Max Hercules were looking sharp and had Gary Malone in the Rovers goal on his toes straightaway although early efforts from both sailed both over and wide of his goal. The game settled to a midfield tussle with Rovers, in complete contrast to their previous match, too inclined to force the ball forward in the air and this was making for a comfortable afternoon for the Un

Performance of the season earns 3 points

Rovers travelled to this New Years Day fixture looking to continue a recent undefeated run of four games. New signing Mason Spence made his debut in an otherwise unchanged line-up. The opening 15 minutes gave no hint of things to come as Berkhamsted totally dominated possession and were camped in Rovers half with only the heroics of skipper Paul Andrews and his fellow defenders keeping the score-sheet blank. Matthew Bateman was prominent up front for Berkhamsted and their top scorer showed a deal of quality in these early stages without really troubling Gary Malone in the Rovers goal.Having weathered this early storm, Rovers gained a foothold in the game and, with 16 minutes gone, a clever V

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