Heavy defeat but a gallant effort

Rovers made the trip up the A1 to take on Peterborough Sports who are vying with Bromsgrove Rovers to secure that all important automatic promotion spot so a tough ask in terms of gaining three points. Rovers were bright in the early stages and Drew Phillips might have done better than fire wide when faced with just the keeper to beat after 6 minutes. Rovers keeper Gary Malone was next in action saving a close range effort from Sports winger and danger man Dion Sembie Ferris whom Rovers failed to contain all match. Sports then had another effort from Lewis Hilliard which went wide before Rovers full back Matt Hall had a shot which was blocked by a sports defender. The home side had a grip on

Wasted chances cost dear

Rovers were quickly into their stride against their visitors play-off contenders Thame United. Wingers Tony Williams and Victor Osubu were both lively early on and a crude tackle as early as the 6th minute on Williams led to a yellow card for Thame's captain Ben Sturgess. The Rovers dominance paid off with 13 minutes gone when a low Osubu right wing cross was forced home by the alert Charlie Clayton to put Rovers in front. Williams had the ball in the net for Rovers again after 17 minutes but was flagged for a marginal looking offside and the 'goal' didn't stand. Thame forced their way into this contest when some shoddy Rovers defending allowed Lynton Goss the Thame centre forward to fire an

Single goal downs The Rovers

Rovers made the short trip to Bedford for this A6 derby match looking to both continue a good away record and to atone for a rather heavy defeat in the earlier corresponding home fixture. Clearly, with Bedford Town in and around the play-off spots, Rovers were certain of a fight if anything was to be taken from this match. Rovers were in the action immediately when Connor Vincent shot narrowly wide from a good position in the first minute. Gary Malone, the Rovers keeper, was called into action after 4 minutes when Town's winger James Hall fired in a low shot that was saved low to the keeper's left. Town were retaining possession and recycling the ball well and, with 8 minutes gone, Hall once

Performance of the season sees off The Steelmen

The visit of promotion-chasingCorby Town, and given the poor home form of Rovers this season, promised to be a game that Rovers needed to be at their best to secure even a point. Football confounded us again and this Rovers side threw any criticism straight back in our faces. From the off it was Rovers dictating play with some of the best man to man football seen all season, sound defending and a willingness to get forward and look sharp this entire match. As early as the second minute Drew Phillips almost opened the scoring with a cute back-heel which Corby keeper Dan George eventually smothered to prevent an opening goal. Lee Close then headed narrowly over from a corner before Tony Willia

Poor 1st half costs Rovers dear

Rovers gave themselves a mountain to climb in this match with a sluggish start. With less than 15 minutes of the first half gone Sutton Coldfield were two goals to the good with strikes from Niall Flint after 3 minutes followed by a second score through Ben George after 12 minutes. The home side were then forced into an early substitution when left-back Gary Jones had to leave the field with a head injury with just 23 minutes gone. Rovers had a first-half performance to forget but had a couple of decent chances to close the gap before half-time particularly when Drew Phillips outpaced the away side's defence only to plant the ball firmly in Lewis Gwilliams, the Sutton keeper, midriff when he

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