Rovers bowed out of the FA Cup in leafy Sussex last night as they went down 2-1 to Isthmian South East side Burgess Hill Town after a replay.
Sam Morgan made two changes from the weekend with Siao Blackwood and Conan Torpey coming in for Aaron Jenkins and Ben Holden.
But, after the thrills of the weekend, it was a strangely subdued Rovers that took the field in the first half, and in all honesty it they were fortunate only to trail by a single goal at the break, such was the Hillians dominance.
The goal itself was something of a calamity for Rovers, a poor throw by James Dillon to an overlapping Antonio Simeone was intercepted and although the Hill ball down the line looked to be going out, Martyn Box managed to hook it back, where it was neatly finished by Kieran Pamment.
Rovers never got going in the first half, and further chances came and went for the hosts.
The introduction of Holden and Jenkins at the break for Blackwood and Nabeel Ghannam had an immediate impact, as Rovers started playing with pace, and moved the ball about neatly, and ten minutes in, Jenkins unleashed an effort from 25 yards levelling the scores.
Rovers squandered several half chances, with Simeone putting a far post header from a free kick wide and were made to pay with 15 minutes remaining, a ball in from the left was hooked goalwards by Rob O’Toole and squirmed through Dillon for what turned out to be the winning goal.
Rovers almost pulled off their late equaliser trick again, but deep into stoppage time Danny Divine saw his close range effort blocked, and that was that.
Full report to follow.