The Cheltenham Town youth team have defeated Bristol Rovers this afternoon.The youth team ran out 2-1 winners in their Youth Alliance fixtures versus Bristol Rovers this afternoon.
Russell Milton and his young Robins travelled to Bristol this afternoon aiming to build upon a 4-0 win over Swindon last week and they pulled no punches in a solid win over Rovers.
Bobbie Dale rounded the goalkeeper to make it 1-0 before first year scholar Jamal Lawrence doubled the lead after Rovers had just hit the post. The second half became a tougher affair and Rovers' U18s did pull a goal back but the young Robins who harshly called offside on a number of chances and the game could have been won by a larger scoreline.
Three points were key however and Russell Milton expressed his delight at the hard fought win.
"It was pleasing today because we have had a number of changes," said Russ.
"We had four players out (on work experience) but the front four of Jamal Lawrence, Bobbie Dale, Harry Williams and Zack Kotwica were a different class and Rovers struggled to live with them at times. We had a few chances written off wrongly for offside in the second half but it was a tough game as it always is versus Rovers. It is a good win for us."
Good luck to James Bowen and Adam Powell who could feature this evening for Evesham United and of course to Harvey Rivers and Spencer Hamilton who are also out on work experience with Bishop's Cleeve. You can read more about our young prospects out on loan here.