If the first full day of action for the three Willand Rovers younger sides is anything to go by then the future of the club is truly in very good hands! The Under-18s, led by Nick Miles, were 10-0 victors over hosts SidmouthTown in a County League Under-18 game at Manstone Lane, Sidmouth. What’s more some of the Under-18s are close, in some cases very close, to breaking into the Rovers Reserve side. Indeed on of them, George Wannell (brother of Rovers club captain Jake Wannell) trained with the Reserves this midweek and may well feature for the side this Saturday! The Under-15s took to the pitch at previously all-conquering Bridgwater-based Wembdon with new team boss Clive Jones on the touchline (yes, the very same Silver Street legend who stepped down at the end of last season after 15-years in the hot seat – his son Sam, is a key player in the Under-15 squad and as Clive is currently without a team it’s a great opportunity for him to ‘keep in touch with the game he loves’ – Steve Birley, who has taken a step back – though is still very much involved with the youth section, says: “All present at Bridgwater will have been impressed with the promptings from Clive ion the touchline. He has a real footballing aura about him and there’s no doubt that he got that team performing very, very well. We’d previously lost to Wembdon four times, but the 3-1 win was actually a much wider victorious margin than the score suggests – such was the level of performance. What was also great was the contribution made by this year’s three newcomers, keeper Harrison Burton, central defender Luke Broomfield and midfielder Mitchell Dart – it was also so good to see the number of supporting parents with the team at Wembdon.” Completing a fabulous day for the clubs younger teams was the performance of the youngest of them all –Simon Fry’s Under-14s who put a visiting Bristol side to the sword, over turning a half time two goal deficit to beat them 6-2 with as superb second half show. YES! The future of Willand Rovers in terms of what’s coming through looks very promising indeed!