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U18’s Report: Burton 2-2 Rovers

28 September 2014

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Unbeaten start remains for Rovers youngsters.

Burton Albion U18’s- 2

Doncaster Rovers U18’s- 2

Rovers youngsters let a two goal lead slip, as they carried on their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-2 draw away at Burton Albion.

Rovers dominated most of the first half, and created many opportunities. Most of the early chances were provided from the Rovers right and Matt Davies, who got beyond his man time and time again.

The winger provided the first real opening, when he was put in behind the Burton defence, but his cross was cut out just as Liam Mandeville looked set to tap the ball in.

From the following corner, Jack McKay tested the keeper with a header, as Rovers started to up the pressure.

Then on 26 minutes, Jack McKay who was a goal threat all afternoon, found space to turn a Jordan Linley cross into the net and give his side a one goal lead.

Rovers started the second on top once more, as they looked to try and get a commanding second goal. McKay almost made it 2-0 within minutes of the restart, but a smart save from the Burton keeper prevented the forward.

On 51 minutes Mandeville was brought down and the referee awarded a penalty for Rovers. McKay then doubled his tally and Rovers lead, slotting it low to the keepers left.

Mandeville had a chance to finish the match off with half an hour to go, when the ball found its way to him at the back post, but it got stuck under his feet as he tried to tap it in.

Burton finally got themselves going midway through the second half, and a decent spell, ended with a goal.

Rovers looked to have seen the game out following Burton’s momentum after their goal. However, with two minute remaining, an effort from the edge of the penalty area found Jonny Iveson’s top corner and the home side got the equaliser.

In injury time, McKay almost won it for Rovers when his left foot strike flashed past the Burton keepers far post, but in the end it was two points dropped for Rovers, who looked strong for the majority of the match.

Rovers: Iveson, Brown, Carberry (Parkin), P.McKay ©, Trialist, Head, Linley, Gordon, Davies, J.McKay, Mandeville (Wanloss)

Subs not used – Collins.

Burton: Hornby, Thorpe, Richards, Hallahan, Coggins, Gatter, Austin, Fox, Pearson, Murfin, Dinanga.


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