The Fifths are the pride of the Rovers on Saturday

After a series of results on 12 November that left a lot to be desired, Rovers had only a marginally better result yesterday, as the five teams secured one win, one draw and three defeats.

The First XI dominated their game against Royal Wootton Bassett Town but somehow contrived to leave the Gerrard Buxton Sports Ground with a 2-0 defeat, slipping to sixth in the table as a consequence.

Our Reserves played Brockworth Albion at Glevum Park and although they held a one goal lead at half-time, thanks to an own goal, but surrendered that advantage to eventually lose 2-1.

The Thirds hosted league leaders Hardwicke Reserves in a local derby, in Stroud League Division Two, and suffered a 4-1 defeat, with Kane McGowan scoring for Jamie Harper’s side. In the other two Stroud League games, the club’s only points of the day were secured.

Dan Boon’s fourth team held Saintbridge 2-2, thanks to goals from Morgan Jack and Ben Wadsworth in Stroud League, Division Five, which keeps the team in the upper echelons of the table.

The best performance of the day was from Will Cronshaw’s Fifths, who overtook Bridgeway in the Stroud League, Division Seven table as they secured a hard-fought 2-1 win, despite being reduced to ten men, following Dom Roberts’ sending-off for two cautions. Mark Reed scored a terrific free-kick, to accompany a Harry Clapton goal, as the young squad ‘parked the bus’ and held out for a memorable win.