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We showed a great work ethic, says Sheron

It's now just one defeat in the last five games for an upwardly mobile Rovers Under-18s...

25 March 2019

A narrow 1-0 victory over Stoke City Under-18s left Mike Sheron a happy man, as Rovers rose into mid-table in Under-18 Premier League.

Ben Pleavin's second goal in as many games earned the points for Rovers, who are now up to eighth in the division.

The result continues the Under-18s' fine form in the league, and Billy Barr's outfit have now suffered just one defeat in their last five outings.

And speaking after the game, Assistant Coach Sheron believes the youngsters are showing their technical and mental qualities needed.

“It gives the lads confidence and we want to win games of football - that’s what it’s all about," he said when discussing the team's recent form.

"I actually thought we played better against Middlesbrough in midweek. The first half performance was pretty poor, but the second half was much better.

"We had the chances to score a few more, but the result is the most important thing.

“I don’t Ben has scored for the Under-16s this season, and now he has two goals in his last two games for us, which is very good.

“It’s a big learning curve for all the lads, but we stuck in there and the team ethic was there to grind the result out."

And Sheron adds that with no game until they host Middlesbrough on Saturday 6th April, the rest could have come at the perfect time for the squad.

“We ended with five Under-16s on the itch, which was great for us, I’m sure it’ll be hugely beneficial for all the lads.

“We have a small squad who are all working hard. We’ll use the break to rejuvenate and build ready for the Middlesbrough game."


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