Despite the result, our match against Port Vale was a very special night for our matchday mascot Liam Morrison who managed to live every boys dream!Four year old Liam, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in September 2015, is currently undergoing treatment.
He and his family are huge Rovers fans and come to the Keepmoat regularly to watch our home games.
To make the night extra special for Liam, as well as being mascot, he was invited onto the pitch at half time to train with the players and live every boys dream. Liam scored a number of goals in front of the South Stand whilst the crowd chanted his name!
Liam’s mum Lyndsey said that it was a night their family would never forget: “I honestly can’t thank everyone at Doncaster Rovers enough for their hospitality and kindness.
"Liam has not stopped smiling, he had the most amazing time. To watch him run on the pitch and score goals with the players is something us as a family will never forget."
With Harry Middleton being Liam’s favourite Rovers player, the club arranged for him to be given Harry’s shirt that was worn during the FA Cup match against Stoke City earlier in the month. Harry signed the shirt and presented it to Liam at Tuesday night’s game against Port Vale [pictured below].
“After the game, Liam fell asleep with his signed Harry Middleton shirt, it’s made his year,” Lyndsey added.
Marketing and Communications Manager Ryan Murrant said: “This is exactly what we as a club are about, everyone was behind it and we’re very proud that us and the fans could make it so special for him.
“We can’t wait to welcome him back to the Keepmoat soon!"
Everyone at Doncaster Rovers would like to wish Liam all the best in his recovery and look forward to seeing him back to the Keepmoat soon.