Rovers boss bemoans his side’s lack of consistency

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ROVERS’ season of ups and downs continued on Saturday when the Wilton Lodge Park outfit nosedived to a defeat away to Abbotsford Albion, a side they had topped just two weeks earlier.

Rovers player-manager Luke Cooper was bitterly disappointed with his side’s showing and commented: “Abbotsford were not a good side, but we were terrible. We just didn’t turn up, and I just can’t figure out who we can play so well one week and be rubbish the next.

“Okay, we twice came from behind to draw level, and for the last 20 minutes we pounded Abbotsford.

“However, we were just not good enough and it was a bad result.”

Abbotsford opened the scoring, but Rovers soon equalised when a Luke Cooper pass was stuck away by Neil Storrey.

The home side hit back to regain their lead.

Luke Cooper, however, put Rovers on level terms with a fine individual counter when he robbed an Albion defender of the ball and darted in to score.

Minutes from the interval, Abbotsford grabbed a third, and early in the second half the Border Amateur ‘C’ newcomers added to their tally.

Thanks to an Abbotsford own goal, Rovers came back into the picture, and, in turn, pushed for an equaliser, but this was not come about.