Sunday Summary – 17th & 18th August 2019


With just two competitive fixtures over the weekend, both played on Saturday, it was a relatively quiet weekend for The Rovers, but with both games resulting in 3-1 victories, there was some satisfaction to be taken from the day’s work.

The First XI made a not unfamiliar journey to play Hellenic League, Division Two (West) side Letcombe in the Challenge Cup and despite falling behind to Fabio Pinto’s 12th minute goal, they recovered to run out comfortable winners, despite some uncomfortable moments, thanks to goals from Lewis Bainbridge, Ellis Waugh and Jake Rhodes.

Our Reserves were the other team in action, hosting Berkeley Town at Glevum Park, and their win came despite playing 25 minutes with ten men and without a recognised keeper, after Brad Newman went off injured with all three substitutes already used. Kyle Rogers ably filled the gap between the posts, to ensure that the lead created prior to that – courtesy of goals from Ross Graham, Adam Harding and Charlie Holliday – was enough to secure a much needed win for the newly formed squad.


All in all, not a bad weekend. #uptherovers

Thanks to Brian Rossiter, once again, for his photographs from the reserve team fixture. The full album can be viewed at