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Beestin's delight at first league goal

14 January 2018

Alfie Beestin was over the moon as he scored his first ever league goal on Saturday.

Beestin opened the scoring in the 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle at the weekend, and now he is looking to kick on and cement his place in the side. 

“I’m really pleased to get the goal, I was delighted because I missed the chance last week against Rochdale and it has been in my head for a while now and to get this first goal will give me the chance to kick on now,” he said.

“At the start of the year I just wanted to get into the team and now I am in it, I want to stay in the side, I want to get as many goals as I can and under the manager I think he will improve my game a lot as well.

“I just want to focus on my game and the team, you just have to deal with what’s in front of you, I owe it to the gaffer because he’s kept me in the side and kept the belief in me despite not scoring, and I can only thank him for that.”

Beestin has come a long way since signing for Rovers back in the summer of 2016, and he is grateful for the chance he has had in professional football, and he knows he can get even better.

“My target was to get here, it came quicker than I thought, and I still feel I can improve a lot more, technically I believe I’m good enough I just need to improve physically but I’ll get there soon enough,” Beestin said.

“I came through with the i2i academy and then with Tadcaster Albion and that’s helped to prepare me for professional football, they gave me a chance to come here and I had to take it, so I owe it to them that I’m here now.

“When players like Tommy Rowe give you praise, it gives you confidence, but I have to keep working hard, if you don’t work hard you won’t make it, I did well in my trial here and secured a contract with the first team, I’m still a young lad and I want to keep grounded.”

Bristol Rovers are the next visitors to the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday January 27, get your tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office on 01302 762576 or online and

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