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“First of many” South Shields IA earn first win defeating I2I Academy

Goal scorer Daniel Rovira calls first win a “relief” and hopes it will be the catalyst South Shields International Academy need to have a successful season.

South Shields IA beat I2I Academy Gold 2-0 at Sunderland Ford Quarry.

Shields looked like a much-improved team after their draw in Liverpool and controlled this game from start to finish.

Cai Pritchard netted his first of the season, putting the Mariners 1-0 up in the 18th minute.

Rovira then killed the game, scoring in the 58th minute, making it two goals in as many games.

Daniel Rovira in action v I2I

“As an attacking player its always nice to hit the ground running. When you score goals it gives you a lot of confidence, so hopefully I can keep it up,” said Rovira.

“After our draw last week, we worked hard to try and get a win today and you could tell how much everyone wanted it. From start to finish we controlled the game.

“It’s a relief to get our first win and hopefully it’s the first of many.”