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AIK FF 2 Rovers U18 1

18 July 2013

Rovers Under-18s have suffered their second defeat of the Gothia Cup after losing 2-1 to AIK FF of Sweden.

 The young Rovers took an early lead when Aaron Gordon latched onto the end of a Lewis Ferguson free kick.

 

Jack McKay then had a chance to double Rovers’ lead when Callum Terrell played him through but the AIK keeper saved well with his feet.

 

Rovers did have the ball in the net again but Ben Adkins was adjudged to have committed a foul before he put the ball home.

 

Lewis Ferguson continued to impress with his set pieces and hit a 20-yard free kick against the bar.

 

Despite the pressure from Rovers, AIK equalised on 25 minutes. Rovers failed to deal with a corner completely at their Swedish opponents scored from the edge of the box after the clearance.

 

It went from bad to worse for Rovers early in the second half when a ball over the top caught the defence out and AIK scored to go 2-1 up.

 

However, Rovers went on to press for an equaliser with Ferguson twice hitting the bar from free kicks in the second period.

 

With the game looking over, Jack Steadman had one late chance for Rovers but, despite being well placed, he shot over the crossbar.

 

Manager Paul Wilson said after the game: “Despite the result it was another promising performance from the young lads.

 

“It was another game that we did enough to win and that was pleasing apart from the loss.”

 

Paul Wilson’s men will play their final game on the tournament tomorrow against Mexican side Club América and will hope to end on a high.


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