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Rovers Youth Team Break Record

7 April 2014

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Youngsters notch ELEVEN v Hartlepool.

Saturday, 5th April 2014 at Cantley Park, Doncaster

Football League Youth Alliance, North East Conference

DONCASTER ROVERS U18s 11 Hartlepool United U18s 1

Referee – Mr B Tomlinson


Rovers U18s created a new club record in a competitive match when they won their match against Hartlepool United U18s 11-1 thus beating their existing record of 10-0 over Lincoln City U18s in the Northern Intermediate League in August 1987.


The match ended as a viable contest in the fifteenth minute when the Pools keeper, Dawson, upended Terrell in the penalty area and was sent off for denying a scoring opportunity.


Prior to this Rovers had shown their intentions when Terrell rattled the crossbar with a rasping shot in the 8th minute but Hartlepool’s Armstrong should have scored when he was clean through on goal but shot wide two minutes later. Wood, a forward, took over in the Hartlepool goal because there was no keeper on the bench. In the 16th minute, TERRELL took the penalty and gave the substitute keeper no chance. It was just a procession after this. The 18th minute brought goal number two when ASKINS headed in from a corner. BURNYEAT followed when he rifled in from the edge of the penalty area in the 24th minute. From the re-start Rovers got the ball and MANDEVILLE cut in from the right and fired across the keeper for goal number four. The 27th minute brought a fifth goal when a good cross from the left by Carberry was hit into the net from 16 yards. Terrell completed his hat-trick in the 31st minute when he took a pass from Burnyeat and shot into the net.  In the 37th minute MANDEVILLE sliced through the Hartlepool defence, played a 1-2 with Terrell before slotting into the net for a well taken goal. As the last five minutes of the first half came up the shell-shocked Pool team began to hit back and won a corner. This was cleared but in the 43rd minute BLACKFORD took advantage of a lack of numbers in the Rovers defence to race in on goal and fire past McLaren. They could easily have scored a second after this when Armstrong had a great opportunity to score but McLaren did well to thwart him.


Half Time – Doncaster Rovers 7 Hartlepool United 1


Hartlepool made their three substitutions at the start of the second half and showed their determination to stem the tide. However, in the 58th minute they left DAVIES alone in the area and he had the simple task of shooting into the net. Five minutes later and McKAY had an easy tap-in to make it nine. Spencer LUND made it double figures in the 69th minute when he fired in from 20yards. A shot from Gordon in the 75th minute was spilled by the Hartlepool keeper and DAVIES followed up to slot in for an eleventh goal.


It was an excellent display by Rovers because playing ten men isn’t always easy and credit to the Hartlepool lads who never stopped battling and running but they were simply outclassed.


Teams – Rovers – Jack McLaren; Mitchell Lund ©, Michael Carberry, Alex Head, Ben Askins, Paul McKay, Liam Mandeville, Spencer Lund, Ryan Burnyeat, Callum Terrell, Billy Whitehouse

Subs used – Matt Davies for Mandeville 46 mins; Aron Gordon for Whitehouse 57 mins; Jack McKay for Terrell 59 mins;

Sub not used – Owen Gamble


Hartlepool United – James Dawson; Jonny Carr, Scott Howes, Kieran Green, Jack Turnbull, Brad Varga, Connor Smith, Frazer Briggs, Callum Wood, Dylan Armstrong, Jack Blackford

Subs used – Nathan Skidmore for Blackford 46 mins; Jordan Jewson for Green 46 mins; Adam Male for Varga 46 mins;

Caution – Green 11 mins;

Sent Off – Dawson 15 mins;

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