Connors double up to take the points

The destiny of the points in this league match was ultimately determined when a rash attempted tackle by Didcot left-back Cameron McNeill on Rovers captain Victor Osobu led to his being given a straight red card after 37 minutes of the first half. Up to that point the gusting wind had been the real winner with neither side able to master its vagaries. A poor display by both sides was transformed when, just 6 minutes after Didcot were reduced to 10 men, Rovers left-back Ty Ward made a darting run and, from the goal-line, cut the ball back to the unmarked Rovers striker Connor Vincent who took full advantage in stroking home to put the home side ahead. The second half had barely begun when Rov

Rovers made to work for points

Following a winless run of four games, all on the road, Rovers were looking to right the ship at Sharpenhoe Road against the visitors St Neots Town under their new Manager Barry Corr. Town dominated the first half but it was Rovers midfielder Charlie Smith with the first effort at goal after 7 minutes but his shot sailed way over. Town left winger Sam Gomersall worked himself into a decent shooting position on 11 minutes but his shot lacked power and home keeper Niall Cooper held it comfortably. The nearest Town came to scoring came on the 15 minute mark when Lee Watkins’ shot was held at the second attempt by Cooper. Town did have the ball in the net on 41 minutes after Cooper parried brill

Early scare but Rovers progress

Rovers fielded a much-changed line-up for this cup tie and Manager Tony Fontanelle also took the opportunity to involve new signings in Keanu Williams, Ty Ward and Jamie Carey-Morrell in the starting line-up. Early doors, the Rovers side took time to settle and immediately ex-Rover Tony Williams Jr was in on goal but made a mess of his finish and the ball sailed harmlessly wide. Rovers striker Connor Vincent was next to threaten with just 3 minutes gone but failed to bring Sam Irish in the United goal into action as his shot failed to hit the target. The opening goal wasn’t long delayed when 5 minutes in Williams Jr made up for his earlier miss with a cross-shot from 18 yards that nestled be

2nd best at The Yeltz

Rovers travelled to the West Midlands to face promotion favourites Halesowen Town in this latest league fixture. A brave showing from the Rovers saw them withstand a fair amount of pressure throughout the first half dominated by Town. Rovers then sprang a surprise when, on the hour mark, a driving run down the right by Victor Osobu cut some space behind the home side’s back four and his cross was partially cleared but only as far as Connor Furlong who opened the scoring with a rasping left foot shot leaving the home keeper grasping at thin air. Town then rang the changes and made three substitutions and, ultimately, their introduction turned the game around when two of the subs, Luke Yates w

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