Weather and points for the Ducks

Rovers were at home for the first time in a few weeks and entertained high-flying Aylesbury United at Sharpenhoe Road for this latest league fixture. The Rovers line-up, for the first time in a few weeks was missing free-scoring midfielder Dean Dummett and Sam Gibson slotted into his place in midfield. Rovers created an early opportunity but Connor Vincent was robbed in the act of sorting his feet out for a shot at goal. Aylesbury’s centre-forward Ken Feyi, who was to prove pivotal in this match, then blasted well wide from good position at the edge of the Rovers box. Victor Osobu ought to have headed Rovers ahead from a Garry Jones cross after 10 minutes but headed weakly wide of a post. Ro

Point a piece at the death

Main Rovers team news ahead of kick-off for this away league fixture was the return of left-back and skipper Garry Jones to the starting line-up. Just six minutes into the match Rovers keeper Kyle Forster found himself making a last-ditch clearance way outside his area, but it almost backfired as he presented Thame left-winger Ryan Blake with the ball which was winging its way into the back of the net when up popped Rovers centre-back Lewis Thomas to head off the line for a Thame corner. Blake took the resultant corner and found the head of team-mate James Essex who bulleted home for the opening goal. This match was so open from the first whistle that it seemed a goal-fest was on as both sid

Trophy trail comes to an end

Rovers made the long trip to the South Coast for the second time in four days to face Sholing FC in this FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round tie postponed last Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch. There was a return to the line-up for Victor Osobu who also wore the captain’s armband in the absence of Garry Jones. The match turned out to be a game of two halves with Sholing taking command of the opening half and Rovers, unfortunately, giving themselves a mountain to climb with a lacklustre display. Early on, there was no sign of things to come when midfielder Nathan Tshikuna’s run and shot in the opening minute might have given Rovers a real springboard of a start but his shot was a disappointing

Away day win at The Railway men

Rovers made the journey into Oxfordshire to face Didcot Town in the latest round of League fixtures. Both Victor Osobu and captain Garry Jones remained unavailable for selection meaning Dan Olineran continued at left-back with Ibby Lukulay taking a position on the right wing. The game was played in almost continuous wind and rain on a soft pitch though a surface with no standing water. Rovers played with the wind at their backs first half and, early on, both Reece Weekes and Olineran sent in inviting crosses but there were no Rovers attackers on the end of the action. With 15 minutes gone a Connor Vincent cross looked to find Dean Dummett ghosting in on the blind side of the Didcot defence

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