A look at the back pages after Rovers defeated Cambridge 3-1 to set up a third round tie with Stoke City.Doncaster Free Press – “A gentle half time reminder of what was at stake helped Doncaster Rovers turn their FA Cup tie at Cambridge on its head and book a third round slot, according to boss Darren Ferguson.
Rovers were being bossed out of the game by an intense Cambridge outfit who led at the break.
But within the first 12 minutes of the second half, Ferguson’s side led 3-1 and ran out comfortable winners at the Abbey Stadium.”
Yorkshire Post – “Conor Grant bagged a brilliant brace to help fire Doncaster Rovers into the FA Cup third round.
The 20-year-old hit two sweet strikes as Rovers came from behind to beat League Two side Cambridge at Abbey Stadium.”
Cambridge News – “Cambridge United were unable to provide Shaun Derry with the birthday present he most wished for – a place in the third round of the FA Cup.
The United manager was marking his 38th birthday yesterday and it looked as if his players would provide the gift after a scintillating first-half performance.
But three goals in the space of 12 minutes at the start of the second half from Doncaster snatched it away.”
And how we reported it… “Rovers doubled their lead less than a minute later; this time Grant added to his own tally with a delightful 25 yard strike that thumped the post and arrowed into the top corner.”
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