Scorer Liam Wilson
Fresh off last week’s Rovers found themselves up against Saturday morning mainstays Hewlett. Yet again unavailability within the squad meant that Rovers had to enforce 6 changes to the starting 11 from last week with 2 of the players needing to go at halftime due to work commitments which meant come the 2nd half Rovers only had a bare 11.
Rovers started the better of the first half attacking Hewlett. On 15 minutes was Rovers first shot on goal came from Matt Campbell hit the bar with a free kick from 20 yards. Keeper beaten but not the frame of the goal. Following this all Rovers shots seem to find the hands of the keeper without testing him. On 30 minutes Ibrahim was clean through but scuffed his shot which eventually rolled through to the keeper. Hewlett soon after took the lead with a breakaway goal with the striker beating the offside trap to power past Alex. 1 nil Hewlett. Within 5 minutes they were 2 nil up when again a breakaway goal led to the winger cutting back to the Hewlett striker who calmly passed the ball past Alex. 2 nil Hewlett. Very scrappy half to which Rovers were unlucky to find themselves 2 nil down at halftime.
2nd half was all again scrappy but most of the possession with Rovers. No clear chances were made and the small squad an unavailability of players showed. Rovers goal came midway in the 2nd half when across found Liam Wilson who turned to poke the ball home to which it then took a deflection and ended up in the corner of the net. 2-1 Hewlett.
Rovers pressed and pressed but to no avail and in the 92nd minute Hewlett broke 2 on 1 to make it 3-1. Game over.
On another day with a full squad to choose from this would have been Rovers game for the taking however chances were there to be had for Rovers to take the pints in the game itself. Lessons to be learned.
Next up is Broadheath Central (on Saturday the 22nd at Navigation Fields) who like Rovers are newcomers to Saturday morning football.
1. Alex Scott
2. Anthony Wainman
3. Gavin Harris
4 Tom Daniels
5. Alex Sinauk
6. Ibrahim Nassar
7. Josh Davenport ©
8 John Hitchin
9 Kyle Tridenti-Wilkie
10 Matt Campbell
11 Ben Proctor