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Greasley earns Rovers youth team a draw at Hull

21 November 2014

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The young full back involved in both goals, as Rovers youth team continue their impressive season.

Hull City U18's 2 (Bowen, Morton)
Doncaster Rovers U18's 2 (Head, Greasley)

Bishop Burton College
Saturday 15th November, 2014
North East Youth Alliance League

It was a side that was missing both McKay's due to their call-ups to the first team, which saw Dunlop partner Mandeville upfront.

The fog was that bad during the opening spell that you struggled seeing across the pitch; and that seemed to affect both teams, as it was a really slow start to the game.

Hull found their feet quickest, and got on top without creating too many chances. Rovers first chance came when they were defending a corner and Aron Gordon led a counter attack but just failed to pick a forward out with his pass.

Jordan Linley then had the games best opening, when his shot from just inside the box was saved low to the keeper’s right.

Rovers were then awarded a free kick on the half way line, which was taken by Greasley, who found Liam Mandeville. The forward was hauled down in the area after beating his marker.

Alex Head stepped up and slotted the ball in the side netting, before the referee ordered the midfielder to retake. Thankfully, he scored once again, this time going straight down the middle.

The Rovers goal saw an instant response from Hull and within 10 minutes they equalised, when an effort from 20 yards struck the crossbar, before City’s centre forward tapped in to an empty goal.

The second half started in a similar fashion to the first, where both sides struggled to create and committed a lot fouls. Hull eventually found a breakthrough to take a 2-1 lead with a tap in from three yards.

Rovers attacked Hull and looked prone to a counter-attack. Ten minutes later, a Matt Davies cross found Greasley who notched at the back post, to level the match once more.

The goal saw Rovers look most likely to net a winner in the remaining 20 minutes; first a big penalty appeal was waved away, before Gordon blasted an effort over the bar, from the penalty spot.

In the end, both sides would have been happy to come away with a point, and neither deserved to lose.

Line up: McLaren, Greasley, Brown, Williamson, Carberry, Davies, Linley Head, Gordon, Mandeville, Dunlop.

Subs: Iveson, Long, Parkin.

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