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Rovers U18s 2 Rochdale U18s 1

6 November 2017

Paul Stancliffe praised his side’s resilience, which he believes meant they deserved their 2-1 win against Rochdale in the EFL Youth Cup.

James Morris opened the scoring in the second half after a quick free-kick was taken by Matthew Overton.

Rovers were eventually pegged back in the 84th minute by James Neild, but Keegan Townrow’s late header won the game.

Stancliffe said: “I’m happy with the win and I’m happy for the team, we worked ever so hard.

“We started off well in the first half, but got a bit bogged down. Rochdale are a good team, but we did well to keep going until the end.

“I think it would’ve been a shame if we didn’t get the win in the end because overall I thought we deserved it.”

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