AFC edge Rovers in tight game

Rovers made the short trip to face local rivals AFC Dunstable for this Bank Holiday Monday Fixture. Callum Wilson replaced the unavailable Gary Jones at left back and Victor Osubu regained the captain’s armband . Rovers started brightly with Osubu prominent and in both 3rd and 5th minutes firstly through an intercepted backpass and then at the back post threatened to open the scoring but the opportunities came to nought. The home side got into their stride and Kyle Forster, the Rovers keeper, was in action saving a rasping shot from AFC’s Josh Crawley after 10 minutes. Leon Cashman AFC’s centre-forward was next to get in the action when he shot wide from good position with 12 minutes played

Rovers progress in The FA Cup

Rovers made two changes from the midweek home win with Kyle Forster replacing Dan Gould as keeper and Taishan Griffiths returning to replace the unavailable Jay Palmer at right back. City were quickest out of the blocks but created nothing by way of early chances rather it was Rovers skipper Gary Jones threatening the City goal with an early effort saved low to his right by keeper Lewis Landers after just 6 minutes. Victor Osubu was next to threaten for Rovers but his effort at goal was blocked by Landers for a corner from which Jemal McKenzie -Lowe headed just wide of the home goal. City were better in possession but their finishing left a lot to be desired with, in quick succession midway

Four up for The Rovers

Bedworth were the visitors to Sharpenhoe for this the opening home fixture of the 2019-20 season. Rovers were forced into three changes from the side that took a battling point at Coleshill on Saturday with Jay Palmer, Callum Wilson and Dean Dummett making their debuts. The opening half was dominated by the away side, playing with the infamous Barton slope at their backs, and their centre forward Mitchell Piggon was prominent and should have put Bedworth ahead with a header that went wide after 9 minutes. Piggon made swift amends though when he headed the opening goal just six minutes later. Rovers were struggling to find a foothold in this match but, on the half hour, Victor Osubu lit up Sh

Opening day point for The Rovers

Rovers travelled to Coleshill for their opening match of the 2019-20 League campaign with a much-changed playing squad and looking to gain some early points from a side that took all six points from us last season. Gary Jones was named captain and he, Victor Osubu, Sam Gibson and Connor Vincent were the ‘survivors’ along with the return of Dan Gould between the sticks. Understandably, it took this Rovers side a number of early minutes to settle and Dan Gould was in action immediately saving low down from Luke Keen the lively Coleshill centre forward. However, the Rovers nerves seemed to be settled early when a quickly taken Sam Gibson free-kick found Victor Osubu in space and he fired Rovers

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