Rovers U15s welcomed an Academy side from Partick Thistle on Saturday as they played a friendly at the Balby Cart School.
The team from Glasgow made the long journey south in order to test themselves against English opposition while the friendly also comes as an enjoyable break from the scheduled games programmes for Rovers giving the young players a chance to test themselves against different opposition and learn from the Scottish game.
Partick, who had recently beaten both Rangers and Celtic in their games programme, proved to worthy competitors in what was a lively, closely fought and entertaining game with both sides just about cancelling each other out in the end.
U15s coach Don McKinna commented: “We are always looking to give the lads the opportunity to play against different opposition to what they would normally face in our games programme. It’s a chance for them to face different tests, playing styles, and club philosophies to enhance their football education and experience.
“We would like to thank the Academy staff at Partick for making the journey south and for the way their players and staff conducted themselves on & off the pitch.”