The 2007-08 season marked the last in the Football Combination for the reserves. The decision was made by Lennie Lawrence at the end of the campaign to withdraw the team from the league due to the massively inconsistent standard of the opposition and the timing of the games. It was felt that arranging friendlies for the reserves would be more worthwhile, as the standard of opposition would be more consistent and of higher quality and the matches could be played at times to suit the club, for example when a first-team player is returning from injury or a trialist is at the club.

Rovers finished the season in 8th place of the ten teams in the division.


The reserves played in the Wales and West Division of The Football Combination during the 2007-08 season. The competition was sponsored by Pontins Holidays, and was referred to as the Pontins Holidays Combination.

Mon 20 AugustFootball CombinationPlymouth ArgyleH1-1Klein-Davies
Wed 12 SeptemberFootball CombinationExeter CityA0-1-
Tue 18 SeptemberFootball CombinationSwindon TownH0-1-
Tue 25 SeptemberFootball CombinationCheltenham TownA1-0Reece
Tue 16 OctoberFootball CombinationAFC BournemouthA2-1Groves, Rigg
Tue 23 OctoberFootball CombinationYeovil TownH0-2-
Tue 30 OctoberFootball CombinationPlymouth ArgyleA1-2Groves
Tue 13 NovemberFootball CombinationBristol CityA3-3Williams, Walker, Groves
Mon 17 DecemberFootball CombinationAFC BournemouthH0-2-
Wed 13 FebruaryFootball CombinationSwansea CityA5-1Clough (2), Klein-Davies, Groves, Reece
Mon 25 FebruaryFootball CombinationExeter CityH0-0-
Tue 18 MarchFootball CombinationSwindon TownA0-3-
Wed 26 MarchFootball CombinationForest Green RoversH2-1Williams, Clough
Mon 31 MarchFootball CombinationCheltenham TownH4-1Hughes, Kite, Rigg, Williams
Wed 9 AprilFootball CombinationSwansea CityH0-3-
Wed 16 AprilFootball CombinationYeovil TownA1-1Clough
Wed 23 AprilFootball CombinationBristol CityH1-6Clough
Mon 28 AprilFootball CombinationForest Green RoversA0-2-

League tableEdit

The final league table for the Pontins Holidays Combination, Wales & West Division in 2007-08 is given below.

Pontins Holidays Combination, Wales & West Division
1Bristol City18141353203343
2Yeovil Town18114332122037
3Plymouth Argyle18103536201633
4Swindon Town188643125630
5Exeter City186571825-723
6Swansea City1862102437-1320
7AFC Bournemouth1862102236-1420
8Bristol Rovers185492231-919
9Forest Green Rovers1842121927-814
10Cheltenham Town1835102852-2414


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Jeff HughesBall
Alex KiteBall
Richard WalkerBall