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A really good game

15 May 2017

Billy Barr was delighted to see his side end their league campaign with a win after their victory over Manchester United on Friday night.

The young Rovers impressed at the J. Davidson Stadium, Altrincham, winning the match 4-2 thanks to goals from Jack Evans, Brad Lynch, Ben Paton and Lewis Thompson.

The Academy coach felt it was just rewards for a season of hard work, and having used a host of Under-16s during the play-off stages, he hopes it stands them well when they return to be full-time scholars in July.

"I thought it was a really good game and sat in the stand it was probably better to watch than it was stood on the touchline as it was very open," said Barr.

"But I can't give anything but praise to the group. We knew when we qualified for this phase that we were going to go really young all the way through as much as we could.

"So it was also nice to get five Under-16s and an Under-15 involved.

"And as a group of first years they are a joy to work with, and next will it will be different for them as they'll be trying to earn a contract. But they've earned their summer break.

"So they've done brilliant, It was a great way to finish. We look forward to them having a rest and coming back recharged and full of energy."

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