Come On The Boys

Bristol Rovers vs. Scunthorpe UtdMaking good use of my time up in Bristle, I was pleased to go along to the Bristol Rovers vs. Scunthorpe United game, at the Memorial Ground this afternoon. Rob, his Dad Barry and Jake are avid Gas Heads, and I am accepted as an honorary fan whilst I’m up there.

It was the first home game, so the ground was buzzing, but Rovers are suffering from a spate of pre-season injuries, with nine of the senior players unavailable, including Chelsea old boy Danny Woodards. So it was left to the youth to take on Scunny, with Brian Laws’ side renowned for their passing abilities, albeit that they were relegated last season.

Tom Parkes Stretchered OffShortly after kick off, The Gas suffered another blow as captain Tom Parkes was stretchered off with concussion, being substituted by the exotically named Santos. So it was left up to the talented younger squad members to take on a much more mature Scunthorpe side.

In fairness, Scunny had the best of the play, hitting both posts in the first half, but to give them their due, Rovers makeshift side put in enough hard work, energy and determination to be well worth the point they took from the 0-0 result.

Whilst there was a little doom and gloom around the ground as the crowd made their way home, the quality of the youth on show bodes well for the future of the team, assuming they can manage to hold onto the talent. Have faith you Gas Heads.

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