So here we go again Season 2021 - 2022 Welton Rovers first game was away to Odd Down who requested to be relegated to the first division, with Welton Rovers sporting a new sponsor in the name of Sam Chivers Estate Agents and a very nice looking new kit although with very little white in it.
Team sporting the new Kit sponsored by Sam Chivers estate agents
The new season started at 3 pm with the first kick of the new season taken by Welton Rovers, the game was under way and to be fair Welton Rovers got off to a good start playing good attacking football and making several chances but sadly not taking them until just before half time when Slocombe scored a debut goal to take Welton Rovers into the break one goal up. The second half was much of the same until Odd Down won a penalty and Bryan takes the kick to make it 1-1 to be fair Welton Rovers pushed on while Odd Down were losing their heads more and more and by the end of the game they had 2 players sin binned even though one of them should have seen red. Welton Rovers got the win on the 84th minute with Pile getting a goal with the aid of a deflection sending the keeper the wrong way.
It's too early to start talking about problems so I am going to go with the managers assessment that things are still a bit rusty for now.
Team Manager and assistant
It's just great to be back at live football and long may it continue, lets hope we get through the season and build on a great start.
Just one note on to day I noticed that the Odd down fans applauded the players being substituted. I have always wondered why the fans at Welton Rovers don't do this, just to show a bit of appreciation to the players going off so I wonder if we should think about doing this just to give the team a bit more encouragement.
Images from the game can be viewed here
Next Game Sunday 1st August at Frys kick off 11:00am