Battling result against basement side

The experienced goalkeeper Niall Cooper was the sole change in the established Rovers line-up for this league fixture against strugglers Wantage Town. The opening minutes were subdued in terms of action as both sides took time to settle but Rovers danger man Victor Osobu might have poked the home side in front when he broke free in the Wantage box but he was unable to get the ball clear of his feet and the chance went begging after 6 minutes. Charlie Smith then had a pop at goal from well outside the area but his effort sailed over the bar two minutes later. Nathan Tshikuna was next in the attacking action for Rovers but saw his goal-bound effort cleared off the Wantage Rovers line. On 13 mi

Down and out of senior cup

Debutant goalkeeper Michael McCormack aside, Rovers Manager Tony Fontanelle chose to field a full-strength side to face Potton United in this Bedfordshire Senior Cup quarter-final tie on a wet and windy December evening. The fact that the home side are playing at one level down from Rovers from the outset seemed irrelevant as United, with a strong wind at their back first half, totally outplayed the visitors for the first half hour. Wayward finishing to some good inter-passing and lead-up work meant shots from Jordan Goodman, Rafe Goodman, Tashriq Andrews, and Sam Dowridge sailed mostly high and wide failing to trouble McCormack the Rovers keeper. This all changed on the 29 minute mark when

Fruitless on the road

A second defeat on the trot for Rovers and they were masters of their own downfall in this one. The match started with Rovers very much on the front foot with scoring opportunities by Sam Gibson, Nathan Tshikuna and a gilt-edged chance when Connor Furlong was clean through on goal, all within the opening 10 minutes, unfortunately were spurned by the visitors. That old cliché about scoring when you are on top well and truly slapped Rovers when, in the 12th minute, following a fine ball over the top of the Rovers defence allowed home midfielder Callum McNish a free run in on goal and he made no mistake in sliding the ball past goalkeeper Joshua Mollison, making his Rovers debut in this match,

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