Friday 18th September 2020
Competition – THE FA Vase Qualifying Round 1
Venue – The Aspray Arena, Willenhall
Opponents – OJM Black Country Rangers FC
Result – OJM Black Country Rangers FC 0 - 1 Rocester FC
The Romans made their way over to the Aspray Arena full of anticipation following Tuesday night's superb performance at Ashby Ivanhoe.
The Manager selected the same starting line-up as for Tuesday and after just 2 minutes, the Romans scored!!!
A powerful long- range free kick was saved by the keeper, but the ball ran into the path of the advancing Jordan Godfrey who tapped it home from close range!
0-1 to the Romans!!!
OJM came back fighting and the Romans had to withstand a lot of pressure from the home side. However, Rocester did manage to create more chances without further success in the first half.
Half-time score 0-1.
During the second half, the Romans found themselves on the wrong end of an onslaught with the home side probably having 80-90% of the possession.
However, the Romans' defence stood firm although there were a few scares...
In fact, Charlie Wood was awarded 'Man of the Match' for his stellar performance 'between the sticks'.
OJMBCFC 0 - 1 RFC
As a foot note, the Romans welcomed experienced 'central defensive midfielder' Ash Thompson, who made his debut when he came on as a substitute after 38 minutes.
We would all like to wish Ash every success at Rocester...
So now the Romans turn their attention once again to the league and to next Tuesday's local derby at Uttoxeter Town...
C'mon you mighty Romans!!!