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Fletcher proud of his contribution to the U18s win

5 April 2022

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First year scholar Alex Fletcher said there was no better feeling than contribute to Rovers U18s 6-3 victory over Lincoln City U18s with two goals and an assist.

Rovers came from behind to beat the Imps with goals from Jack Goodman (2), Dan Wilds and Michael Nesbitt as well as a brace from Fletcher who also added an assist to his game on the way to taking the win, leaving the defender pleased at the team’s showing and his own contributions.

He said: “It’s brilliant, there’s no better feeling than contributing to the goal sheet, it’s not usually something associated with my name so it’s just an unbelievable feeling but I’ve got to be honest and say that my first goal was actually meant to be a cross.

“It was a very good game and we put in a great team-performance. We started off really well on the front-foot and were really unlucky not to take our chances but they had two shots in the first half and scored from both so unfortunately we found ourselves 2-0 down but then we showed desire to get back into the game.

“We managed to score a goal and then another just before the half-time whistle to get us back level and give us a bit of momentum heading into the second-half.

“Then we pushed on, put pressure on Lincoln and got the next goal. We were again unfortunate to concede a third but we were able to get another few goals to finish it off as we managed the game well.”

The emphatic result sees Tony Cook’s side sit second in the merit league after the first game and Fletcher felt it would hold Rovers in good stead heading into their remaining three games.

He added: “It’s an amazing start, we’ve got a really close bond within the team and that was reflected in the goals we scored.

“We came together as a group, played well throughout the game and I think we can take the momentum from this game into Rotherham next time out.”

Fletcher and his teammates will now look to build on their triumphant win as Cook’s side turn their attentions to their second game of the merit league away at Rotherham United on Saturday, April 23.


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