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Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:41 pm

Manager Jim Harvey has 2 players suspended for today's match v Halifax. Both John Hardiker and keeper Terry Burton were sent off last week against Altrincham. Harvey has decided to use 2 out and out wingers in Welsh and Afful and rest Pitman from midfield.

The Team today:


Ryan Robinson
Alex Lawless
Anthony Tonkin
Darren Jones
Chris Giles
Les Afful
Michael Brough
Simon Clist
Ishael Welsh
Andriano Rigoglioso
Stuart Fleetwood

Subs

Mark Preece
Paul Stonehouse
Jonathan Smith
Lee Dodgson
Danny Carey-Bertram

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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby greenstripe » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:51 pm

No Pitman today, Is he injured?

A great chance for Les to shine, but with two wingers who is going to head the ball home?

Celi is not mobil enough, and Fleets is too small!

Still a good attacking line-up.
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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:55 pm

Jim Harvey has just said on the radio that he is resting Pitman due to there being 3 matches this week. He also said that if Welsh and Afful don't do the business, or are tired, then he has Dodgson and Stonehouse to bring on.

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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:03 pm

1 - 0 to Rovers, Fleetwood on 2 mins.

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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:05 pm

2 - 0 to Rovers, Fleetwood again on 5 mins

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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby greenstripe » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:07 pm

Fantastic Fleets, who needs Beasley!
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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby michael » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:16 pm

Can't be there today-really annoying.
wel done FGR

2-0

Interesting.
Hopefully many-incl JH- will stop blaming the pitch now.

I see Beesley is 'only' sub again.
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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby greenstripe » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:18 pm

Lawless creating both Goals, is this a trend?
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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:48 pm

H/T FGR 2 - 0 Halifax

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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:10 pm

The loss at Altrincham and the downpour before the kick-off adds to the lowest gate of the season. Just 690 through the turnstiles of which includes 69 from Halifax.

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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:39 pm

61 mins Welsh replaced by Stonehouse

69 mins Rigoglioso replaced by Preece

Brough & Stonehouse have been booked

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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:43 pm

Bob on Radio Glos has announced that Ishmael Welsh has signed to the end of the season, await official confirmation from CP.

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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:53 pm

Full Time and Rovers win 2 - 0

Well done boys

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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby greenstripe » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:54 pm

A great result, well done lads. Hopefully match reports will be encouraging too.

We could be up to Fifth by Friday night!!

Come on Rovers, still dreaming.
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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Bulldog Stripes » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:00 pm

New forum and a great result to start it off

Lifts us to seventh, four points behind the playoff zone (burton albion who have a game in hand)

Hope we didnt sit back on a two goal lead

Well done Rovers and Stuart Fleetwood :D

Gutted I couldnt make today
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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Pitchfork » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:15 pm

Super Stu back to his best, but Les Afful would have been my choice as MOTM. A good performance by all players and we should have won by more than two. Some of the ball play was excellent and the pitch held up remarkably well.
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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby Tommo » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:20 pm

The result was all today. Two very handy goals early on and then a very solid team performance. Robbo did real well today - not much to do but two or three realky good important saves. Jonah was outstanding at the back and Lawless and Tonking got forward well. Giles got better as the game went on but looked a bit uncertain until Preece came on late.

Midfield battled well on a dreadful pitch and Clist looked closer to his best form apart from a couple of over ambitious cross field passes. Brough was strong all game. Fleets took his goals well but Afful was the more energetic up front for most of the game I thought. Still Fleets looked a lot more interested today again and was even challenging for a few headers. WElsh and Celi too were doing ok most of the game but both need a better surface.

I would have had Afful or Tonkin as my man of the match. Fleets is looking beter even though he missed a few opportunities to pass to others better placed and did miss a one on one that he would have scored from 3-4 months ago.

Still the result was all and I would have bitten arms off for 2-0 before it started.

Only real disappointment was the size of the crowd. It really does seem as though the bubble has burst there. Hopefully a win on Tuesday will bring them back for next Saturday although with the amount of rain still to come, maybe Tuesday won't happen. I hope the pitch inspection is earlier this time though.
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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby greenmanfan » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:25 pm

Good result today.
Our defence has looked solid recently with another clean sheet.
Looks the battle for the keeper spot is very close.
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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby roy of the rovers » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:31 pm

greenmanfan wrote:Good result today.
Our defence has looked solid recently with another clean sheet.
Looks the battle for the keeper spot is very close.

very good performance all round today. my motm would be joner .he looked very composed in everything he did today.first part of our 9 point home run achieved..............roll on tuesday
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Re: Team News v Halifax (H)

Postby greenstripe » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:39 pm

Cold permitting I will be attending Tuesday night against York.

York was beaten again by Torquay today in the Football Trophy semi. But they've had some good results lately.
But if we want it bad enough we can take them.

We'll need a better turn out on Tuesday night though to show we still have some belief we can do it too :oops:

It's the results that count, can we still pull something out of the bag? I'd love to think so, even though what I've seen over the last three months has told me other wise.

Weymouth must pull something out of the bag against Burton tomorrow. Have a little bet on Burton to win, that is certain to put the mockers on them.
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