Langford Rovers unlucky
Saltford 1 Langford Rovers 0 ROVERS travelled to Saltford with a depleted squad, but turned in a good performance, and were unlucky not to come away with a share of the spoils.
Langford Rovers 0
ROVERS travelled to Saltford with a depleted squad, but turned in a good performance, and were unlucky not to come away with a share of the spoils.
With a re-shuffled side, Rovers were in control in the first period with Wes Wilson in fine form, feeding the Grant Giles and Jamie Crandon up front. Wilson had two half chances before he saw his 35-yard free kick finely saved by the home keeper. Rovers' best chance fell to Giles, who brought the ball down in the area, but was thwarted by another fine save.
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The second period saw Rovers start to tire after three games in seven days, but with Adi Marshman and Stuart Morse marshalling the back line, a stalemate looked on the cards. Then a slip at the back saw Saltford take the lead with a cross shot which gave keeper Nathan Talbot little chance.
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Langford Rovers 1
ROVERS completed their fourth game in 10 days, and rose to third in the league with an impressive display at promotion rivals Illminster.
With a bare 11, Rovers dominated a first period, and should have been more in front at the break. With Wes Wilson and Grant Giles in superb form down the flanks, Rovers dominated possession, and it was from a Wilson free kick that Scott Ferguson rose at the far post and headed in. Giles then fired narrowly wide and Joe Ellis so nearly got on the end of a Jamie Crandon through ball.
Ilminster threw everything they had at Rovers in the second period, but the back four of Joe Popperwell, Adi Marshman, Dave Willmot and Adi Knight were excellent, giving keeper Nathan Talbot little to do. In fact, Rovers could have doubled their lead, Ben Popperwell firing wide and Giles again seeing the home keeper thwart an effort.
Rovers entertain Paulton on Saturday, hoping to cement their third place, and promotion spot in Division 1.