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Sheron satisfied with Wolves win

Rovers Under-18s returned to winning ways in spectacular style against Steve Davis' side in Staffordshire

10 December 2019

Mike Sheron felt a win over Wolves was reward for his side's recent performances after an excellent victory for his Under-18s at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground.

Three first half goals proved to be the difference in Stafforshire, with a Chanka Zimba brace putting Rovers in a commanding position.

The tally was added to by Brandon Lonsdale as Rovers raced into a three-goal lead before the break, against a side who Sheron's youngsters had lost to in the Under-18s Premier League Cup last time out.

And 3-0 was how it stayed as Rovers returned to winning ways in spectacular style, which will surely give the team a boost ahead of the FA Youth Cup tie against Newport County later this month.

Speaking after the game, a beaming Sheron was thrilled to see his side get the rewards from their hard work.

“We feel as if our performances have been improving, but they’ve improved without rewards recently," he admitted after returning to winning ways following two defeats in their last two games.

“The consistency in our play is really pleasing for me.

“Going 1-0 up early, it gave the team’s confidence a lift, the opportunities came and we were pressing from the front with a real purpose.

“The third goal was the pick of the bunch. It was a lovely move that involved Dan Pike’s long pass to Luke Brennan, who found Chanka with a good header and it was a simple finish. It was a really good team goal.

“I felt we were better than them in the cup game, when two late goals won it for them on the day.

“This time around we needed to be ruthless and organised and I felt did that."

Zimba was once again the hero with his brace making it six goals in his last eight games.

The purple patch is pleasing for Sheron, who believes the striker is benefitting from the extra work in training. 

“Confidence and belief is a big thing for Chanka, who’s really putting in the work on the training ground to improve," he added.

“He’s in good form at the moment so long may that continue."


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