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REPORT | Under-18s start with a win

Young Glovers return from Bristol Rovers with a win

6 August 2018


The Young Glovers got off to a perfect start in 2018/19, recording an impressive 2-0 win against local rivals Bristol Rovers to sit top of the EFL Youth Alliance South West table.

Mirroring the first-team’s style of play, the under-18s looked confident playing out from the back in Bristol and dominated possession. 

Keeping the Gas at arm’s length the Glovers created a host of chances before Dan Neild finally broke the deadlock.

Good work down the right-hand-side saw an inch-perfect delivery to the back post where Neild was perfectly placed to fire home with 15 minutes on the clock.

Deserving their lead, Town continued to press but had to settle for a 1-0 lead at the break. 

Remaining on the front foot after the restart the lead was double eight minutes into the second half.

Neville Nzembela, who featured for the first-team on occasion in pre-season, netted his first goal of the season after good play from Devon Arnold.

In an all-round impressive team performance, Daniel Ojo, Tyrique Clarke and Hong Wan all stood out for the Young Glovers who cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win to kick-start the season in style.

The under-18s next host AFC Bournemouth on Saturday (11am) on the Alvington pitches in Yeovil.

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