Despite being relegation favourites, the first team confounded their critics with a barnstorming second half performance that saw them rack up a 4-0 win away at Met Police.

After a bright start by the hosts, Rovers came into the game in the first half, and struck the woodwork on several occasions, whilst also forcing home keeper Liam Beach into a couple of tidy saves.

Any doubts Rovers would rue those missed chances were removed in a blistering opening to the second half. Three minutes in and Aaron Jenkins rose highest to thump home a header for 1-0 and four minutes later Danny Divine repeated the feat, heading powerfully home from a Courtney Swaby corner for 2-0.

The Police tried to rally, but Rovers held firm and increased their lead and effectively sealed the game with just under 20 minutes remaining, when Antonio Simeone hammered home from 14 yards free kick.

Scoring was completed late on when Nabeel Ghannam slotted after a sweeping move involving debutant Isy Nzelo.

Rovers were also able to introduce youngster Matt Feeney-Hill, who excelled in the Under 18’s last season, with 15 minutes to go, for his first team debut.

Full time came with Rovers recording their best ever away win in the Isthmian League

Full report to follow in due course.