A slender Easter Monday win for Rovers - PAULTON ROVERS 1 BRIDGWATER TOWN 0

By Leah Smith in Football

Rovers returned to winning ways with a slender 1–0 victory over Bridgwater Town to end their home campaign on a positive note.

Having seen their run of five successive victories come to an end on Saturday, Paulton again looked to be left frustrated as their already relegated visitors performed admirably.

Bridgwater may have been inferior in terms of possession throughout, but had the majority of first half chances.

George Kellow and Matt Connick combined effectively, with the former firing his volley over. Captain, Rob Horton, was denied by the feet of Andrew Hannah in the host’s goal when a goal seemed the likely outcome.

Kellow then further tested Hannah, as Rovers, through Mario Mateus and Sam Radford, failed to find their radar in an uneventful first period.

In a continuation of the opening 45 minutes, Kellow looked likely to open the scoring with a neat chip, until Hannah clawed it past the post, proving to be a vital intervention.

Barely ten minutes later, Paulton broke the deadlock with their first effort on target.

A flighted Matt Long free kick was powerfully met by skipper, Josh Ford, whose header could only be pushed into the crossbar by Ashton Granter, allowing Radford to dispatch the rebound into the open net.

Despite putting five past their opponents in the reverse fixture, Paulton were unable to add any gloss to the scoreline, whilst seeing off a late Bridgwater offensive. Man of the Match: Ryan Radford (Paulton Rovers).

Thomas Smith