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Rocks 1st Team vs Longlevens (away)

4 years ago By Graham Witchard

Better second half performance

With Rocks playing their first game for three weeks it showed in the first few minutes when the home side scored after 7 minutes, the Rocks keeper Phil Mills making his debut came out of the area and missed the ball which was then lobbed in to the empty net by Pete Baker for number one, followed a minute later when Mills made a good save only for the ball to come out to Baker who hammered in his second goal to put Longlevens firmly in command.

After this set back Rocks came more in to the game and had two chances to get a goal back before the home side scored their third in the 25th minute when Dave Merrick hit a low shot from just in side the box beyond the keepers reach.

In the 35th minute another setback for Rocks when a corner on the right which was partly cleared but came back again to Ed Smyllie who from close in scored number four.

Following a very dubious handball by Rocks central defender Arron Clark the resultant penalty was converted by Dave Rich to make the score 5 - 0 at half time.

The second half belonged to The Rocks who out played the home side for long periods, however the home defence kept scoring opportunities to a minimum.

Against the run of play Rocks conceded another goal in the 65th minute when from a cross on the right Brad Martin found himself unmarked on the right of the six yard box for a free header to give Mills no chance of saving it.

The final goal for the home side came with five minutes remaining when Rocks keeper Mills gave the ball away when he should have cleared and Martin took the ball around him and scored in to the empty net.

Rocks lack of match of match play was reflected in this score, whilst not taking anything away from Longlevens whose overall play deserved a victory and their goal taking opportunities showed why they are leading the table this season.

Rocks play Lydney Town Fc away on Saturday 27th December KO 3.00pm.

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