MATCH REPORTS WEEK ENDING 21/10/2001
The under 9s Tigers had a well deserved 6-1 victory over a Borrrowdale Utd side who are improving with each game. Captain and Goalkeeper Joe Birtwell marshaled his defence of Ben Birch and Piers Morris and a midfield of Andrew Bower and Sam Barrett dominated with each taking a well deserved goal apiece. Forwards Jordan Dunn claimed a great hat trick and Referees Man of the Match Patrick O' Brien also got on the score sheet. Substitutes Joe Roscoe, Jason Thompson and Luke Kimberley all played a part in a fine win (official version). Information hacked into the website from an unidentified source, only identified by the call sign "Gingoh". As a mystery spectator I would agree with all of the above, but would add that the tactical skill of Manager Jim OB was the decisive factor. Free from the tactics of the evil sky blue Bower, the team thrived under the guidance of OB's genius, which was obviously nurtured on the terraces of the Stretford End (not the Kippax).
The under 14s were on Lancashire F.A. Cup duty, visiting Westgate Wanderers of Heysham in the second round. At full time it was sweet sixteen for Rovers who enjoyed a second half goal rampage. Westgate bravely resisted throughout the first half, but still went into the break six goals behind. When Rovers striker Phil Eatough made way for rolling sub Jack Brown with 15 minutes to go he looked odds on to be top scorer with 5 goals to his credit. However, Brown destroyed the Westgate offside trap to claim 5 goals himself inside the last 10 minutes, showing the coolest of finishing and leaving the Westgate 'Keeper chasing shadows. Although the Rovers defence had little to do, they dealt with anything that their opponents threw at them. In the next fortnight with local games scheduled against Huncoat and Blue Star, the quality of the opposition will ensure that the defence will be well entertained