Rovers’ nap hand kills off the Panthers

Lowick Panthers 1 Rothbury Rovers 5

Glendale Junior League

Rovers controlled the ball right from the beginning to gain a handsome victory over their Lowick U10 rivals.

A pass out wide from Hugh Dennis found Thorsten Robinson.

Turning back inside the opposing full-back, he squeezed the ball home between the keeper and post.

A second goal followed when a Dennis pass was collected by an accelerating Gareth Rickaby, who fired home.

Robinson scored Rothbury’s third after charging down a defensive clearance and rounding the keeper, before Rickaby crashed a drive into the Lowick net.

To Lowick’s credit, they took the game to Rovers in the second half and it seemed they could mount a comeback after scoring a well-taken goal.

Yet as Lowick pressed they left space behind their defence and Rickaby latched onto a loose ball and sped towards goal for his hat-trick.