Rock Rovers v Bewdley Town reserves

3pm  7 May 2018

West Midlands Regional League, Division Two
Rock Rovers 0 Bewdley Town reserves 8 (att 35)

I've spent plenty of bank holiday Mondays driving hundreds of miles and getting frustrated by heavy traffic as I chase two or more games in a day, but increasingly these days a leisurely journey for a single match is more appealing.

A late season mid table clash between Rock Rovers and Bewdley reserves may not have been the day's most enticing fixture, but it was an easy and pleasant drive to Shrewsbury, and the town has enough going for it to provide an afternoon out for my other half while I'm watching the football.

Rock Rovers are based at the Mereside Community Centre, south of the town, and use a pitch set in an attractive park. The playing area is a short walk from the changing room building, and is railed off with a pair of temporary dugouts erected for each match.

The grass could have done with a cut, which may have hampered the players, but the game proved to be a stroll in the park for Bewdley, who scored four in each half. They could easily have netted more, with better finishing and a better understanding of how not to be offside.

It felt a bit end-of-seasonish for Rock Rovers, perhaps understandable in the heat. They still have more games to play though, but as they're comfortably in mid table they will surely consider their first season at this level as a success.

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