New management team have fine footballing pedigree

October 31 2018

Scott Gibson bowed out of his spell in temporary charge of the Sods giving way to a new father and son management team Steve and Joe White.

Their first game in charge resulted in a fine 2-1 home win over Bradford Town. 

A first half goal from George Box and one by Tom Fry early in the second  secured the victory over a strong side currently ninth in the Toolstation Western Premier Division.  Bradford managed to pull a goal back from the penalty spot with 15 minutes remaining but the home side held on to take all three points. 

The new management team hail from Chipping Sodbury and have an excellent footballing pedigree. Both have been on Bristol Rovers’ books with Steve making 46 appearances and scoring 20 goals for the Gas. His career included over 500 appearances for nine league clubs including Rovers, Luton, Charlton, Hereford, Swindon and Cardiff. He also had a spell at Chippenham Town as manager and at Bath City as player/assistant. 

Joe graduated through the Rovers youth system to the first team and spent two years with the squad without making any appearances. He was loaned out to Yate Town on two occasions and also had spells at Chippenham Town and Paulton Rovers. He also spent a brief time at Almondsbury before rejoining Yate for a third spell and then Tytherington.