Willand Rovers under 18s, captain Ash Matthews, playmaker Jordan Bastin as well as strikers Tarji Jones and Alex Gibbins have been selected to represent Devon FA’s County under 18s team in a County Cup match at Coach Road versus Gloucester City on November 8th.
Ash, Jordan and Tarji starred in a County 3-2 win at Oxfordshire on Saturday before, turning out on Sunday for Willand Rovers in a tight 2-1 win over Apollo in the Devon County Youth League. Alex missed both games through injury. All four go to Exeter College where they are in the football Academy.
The aim of Willand Rover’s under 18s team is to provide an opportunity for good players to bridge the gap between junior football and a good starting standard of senior football. The under 18s have supplied a steady stream of players for the Reserves and last season 3 got run-outs with the 1st XI.