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Sheron satisfied with "ruthless" Rovers

The Under-18s earned a fifth win from their final six games to finish in mid-table in the division

30 April 2019

Mike Sheron was left thrilled with what he saw from the in form Rovers Under-18s, who showed their killer touch in hitting Newcastle United for six at the weekend.

The final outing of the campaign saw Rovers earn an emphatic 6-1 victory on Tyneside, to claim a fifth win in their final six games of the season.

A Chanka Zimba brace helped Rovers on their way, with further goals coming from James Connolly, Sam Durrant, Luke Brennan and Harry Leonard against the Magpies.

And speaking afterwards, assistant boss Sheron was pleased to see the team get to grips with a new possession-based game.

“We’ve not scored six goals too many times this season, so it was great for the lads to get on the scoresheet," he said after the encounter.

“I think this end of the season has allowed us opportunities to dominate possession and it’s something we’ve has to learn from and get used to.

“I think the first half against Newcastle was a little disappointing from us to be honest, despite being 3-1 up at half time.

“The second half was better, we dominated the ball, created chances and scored goals. You have to be ruthless and it was our turn to do just that.

“I think we won five of the final six games and it’s really pleasing to see that consistency," Sheron added.

“The defence has been solid and strong in most games we’ve played, but it’s also been pleasing to score a few goals in the majority of the games, which is something we’ve been working on."


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