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Boys beaten by Baggies

Posted: Wed 07 May 2014
Author: rovers.co.uk
Matthew Platt

Matthew Platt

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Rovers' Under-18s ended their 2013-14 campaign in disappointing fashion with a 5-1 loss away at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Poor defensively, the young Rovers were punished as West Brom lead 4-0 going into the break.

By the hour mark the home side had made it five on an afternoon to forget.

Rovers grabbed a consolation goal with 15 minutes to go, Matty Platt, who had impressed as a second half substitute, rising highest to head home a Lewis Hardcastle corner.

It got worse for Rovers as they ended the game with ten men. Hardcastle receiving his marching orders after a clash with an Albion player.

"It was hugely disappointing end to the season," said coach David Lowe. "We looked lethargic, it was a typical end of season display.

"We've watched the game again and it wasn't good viewing, it was a poor defensive performance from us from front to back."

ROVERS: Williams, Nyambe, Doyle (c), Bauress, Scott (sub Tomlinson 68 mins), Edo (Platt 46 mins), Green, Hardcastle, Preston, Joel, Wall (sub Cham 45 mins).

Subs not used: Fisher, Howarth.