I was over whelmed by the respect shown for the minutes silence that was held at Welton Rovers last night for Jeff Garland, father of the longest serving player. He was a long time supporter of Welton Rovers who travelled home and away with Welton Rovers for many years who sadly passed suddenly a week ago. I know every one will join with me in letting his family know that all our thoughts are with them at this saddest of times.
Onto the game and Welton Rovers hosted Bath City in the quarter final of The Somerset Premier Cup. The game was kind of a defensive affair with Welton playing 5 at the back, which is understandable given previous results against City. I have to say Welton defended strongly and kept City at bay for some time, the only problem with this was when the ball did go froward for Welton Rovers it was fairly impossible for the two strikers to battle on their own but the plan was to keep them out and they did just that for 25 minutes but sadly City got a break through when Welton's keeper misread the flight of the ball allowing City to somehow poke the ball home, still it was only 1-0 so there was always a chance. The second half started much the same and Welton Rovers made some changes, but they needed to score! As it was a knock out game it would have been nice to have seen Welton Rovers go at them for the last 20 minutes especially given that City failed to score any of the many opportunities that they had in the box but that didn't happen and Welton Rovers lost 0-1 allowing City to move on to the semi finals.
Over all Welton Rovers can hold their heads up although they lost they proved that they can defend well when needed. As for Bath City I felt that they were not very impressive at all, I think they need a goal scorer!
It was a Good night all round in front of a bumper crowd of over 350!
Next Game away to AEK Boco
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