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Wolves u18s 3 Rovers u18s 2

30 September 2014

Rovers' Under-18s just fell short with a second half comeback as they slipped to a 3-2 away loss to Wolves on Saturday.

Slow starts have been costly for the young Rovers this season and it proved to be the case again as they went behind inside ten minutes. Poor defending from a free-kick saw Bright Enobakhare head the hosts in front.

Wolves doubled their lead on 20 minutes from yet another set-play when Connor Ronan's free-kick was converted by Aaron Hayden.

Rovers were better after the break, but they conceded a third just past the hour mark when Ronan fired home a free-kick from the edge of the box following a Wolves breakaway.

Sam Joel grabbed a lifeline for the blue and whites when he smashed home a free-kick on 65 minutes for his third goal of the season.

Then 11 minutes from time Rovers added a second, Luke Wall received a square pass from substitute Ramirez Howarth to fire home to ensure a nervy end to the game for Wolves.

However despite creating further chances Rovers were unable to add a third goal that their revival deserved.

"It was a disappointing start to the game," said coach Brian Carey. "We showed a good reaction and at 3-2 we could have got something out of the game.

"Overall we need to do better, we need to be stronger - particularly early on in games. We have to do better in defensive situations and to work the opposition harder."

ROVERS: Fisher, Scott, Askew, Nyambe (sub Platt 33 mins), Wharton, Hardcastle, Joel, Pierce, Mehew (sub Howarth 65 mins), Edo (sub Callaway 55 mins), Wall.

Subs not used: Williams, Tomlinson.

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