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MATCHDAY LIVE | Hull City v Rovers

8 August 2023

Welcome to Matchday Live - our new way to follow all the match action involving Rovers.

We will be bringing you text commentary of our matches on these pages, which will allow us to bring you greater detail of what is happening on the pitch with your boys in red and white.

After kicking off the new campaign at the weekend, Rovers take a break from league action to focus on the Carabao Cup and a trip across the M62 to Hull City.

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MATCHDAY LIVE BLOG

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FT: Hull City 1 Doncaster Rovers 2

GOALS: Oscar Estupinan (3), George Miller (15, 62)

ATTENDANCE: 6,577

90+11' | ALL OVER

The full time whistle goes and Rovers are into the second round!

90' | ADDED TIME

There will be a minimum of ten minutes added at the end of the second half.

88' | BRILLIANT SAVE

A fantastic save from Ian Lawlor keeps Rovers ahead in this tie. The ball was clipped over the top from a free kick to put Ozan Tufan in clear but Lawlor made himself big to bat away the shot.

88' | 🟨 YELLOW CARD

Tom Anderson is booked

86' | SUBSTITUTION FOR ROVERS

OFF

George Miller

ON

Joe Ironside

84' | GREAT SAVE

Hull have a great opportunity as the ball is flicked into the path of Oscar Estupinan who fires on goal only to be denied with a brilliant save from Ian Lawlor.

78' | SUBSTITUTION FOR ROVERS

OFF

Deji Sotona

ON

Zain Westbrooke

77' | 🟨 YELLOW CARD

Ian Lawlor goes into the book

70' | FIRST CHANGE FOR ROVERS

OFF

George Broadbent

ON

Tommy Rowe

70' | DOUBLE SWITCH

Cyrus Christie and Brandon Fleming are replaced by Lewie Coyle and Ozan Tufan for Hull

67' | 🟨 YELLOW CARD

Sean McLoughlin is booked for dragging back Deji Sotona.

66' | BLOCKED AGAIN

Another body-on-the-line effort from Tom Anderson as he throws himself in front of a goal-bound shot from

62' | GOAL ROVERS!

George Miller puts Rovers in front!

It was a really good attack from Rovers as they refused to give up the chase. Tyler Roberts cut the ball back to Harrison Biggins, who smashed a shot which Miller got in the way of to turn home.

57' | DOUBLE SWITCH

Regan Slater and Liam Delap replace Adama Traore and Adam Connelly for the hosts.

56' | CHANCE

Deji Sotona was put into space, deep in the Hull half and charged forward before unleashing a shot which flew narrowly over.

48' | SUPERB SAVE

A brilliant save from Ian Lawlor. The Irish keeper hooked the ball off his line from an Oscar Estupinan header.

46' | BACK UNDERWAY

George Miller takes the kick-off to get us back up and running.

46' | SUBSTITUTION

Vaughn Covil replaces Ruben Vinagre for the hosts.

HT | THAT'S THE BREAK

It's 1-1 at half time. And it's been a really positive half for Rovers who have been on top since the equaliser.

45+4' | ANOTHER GOOD OPPORTUNITY

Tom Anderson races into space into the box to meet a corner but cannot turn it on target.

45+1' | HUGE CHANCE

A beautiful ball over the top from George Broadbent was met by George Miller, whose initial touch was a little heavy which allowed Matt Ingram to rush out and smother the shot.

45' | ADDED TIME

There will be a minimum of four minutes added at the end of the first half.

43' | 🟨 YELLOW CARD

Adama Traore goes into the book for Hull.

43' | GREAT PRESSURE

And it's from Rovers again. A great bit of build-up play down the right side sent Luke Molyneux scurrying inside, followed by a procession of players unable to get the shot off.

📸 | THE EQUALISER

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30' | ANOTHER GREAT BLOCK

And another from Tom Anderson who gets back across and throws his body in the way of a powerful strike from Jason Lokilo.

30' | CLOSE FOR HULL

From the free kick which followed Owen Bailey's foul, the ball was headed back across goal by Cyrus Christie, with Oscar Estupinan flicking a header narrowly wide.

29' | 🟨 YELLOW CARD

Owen Bailey is booked

24' | STRIKE

Jason Lokilo sizes an effort up from 25 yards and goes for goal, with Tom Anderson using his head to divert the ball wide.

21' | AND ANOTHER

Rovers are well on top at the minute and were not far from going in front. From a corner, the ball was only half cleared out to George Broadbent, who lashed a low effort which George Miller stuck a leg out to change the course of, sending the ball looping narrowly wide.

19' | BIG CHANCE

Rovers are causing all sorts of problems for Hull at the moment. The ball drops to George Miller at the back post and he touches it across goal, just out of reach of a couple of teammates.

15' | GOAL ROVERS!

George Miller equalises for Rovers.

Rovers pounced on a mistake at the back from Hull, with Luke Molyneux taking possession and shifting into space, looking for the shot. He fired away, with the ball deflecting up and off the outstretched leg of a defender before dropping to Miller, who side-footed home superbly.

14' | 🟨 YELLOW CARD

George Broadbent goes into the book after pulling back Adama Traore.

10' | CHANCE

And it's for the hosts. Jason Lokilo was again put in clear on the right. He darted towards the near post but opted to play across goal rather than taking the shot on himself and could not find a team mate.

9' | 🟨 YELLOW CARD

A booking for Deji Sotona for kicking the ball away

7' | DECENT RESPONSE

Rovers are continuing to press hard, as they have done from the start, and they're causing Hull a few headaches.

3' | GOAL HULL

Oscar Estupinan gives the hosts an early lead.

A pass out of the Rovers defence was cut out in the middle of the park and fed through to put Jason Lokilo clear. Ian Lawlor rushed out and made a good save from the former Rovers winger but the ball was pushed across goal for Estupinan to scruffily turn home.

KO | UNDERWAY

Hull's Aaron Connolly takes the kick-off to get us up and running at the MKM Stadium.

THE TEAM

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Grant McCann makes six changes to the side that started against Harrogate at the weekend.

Deji Sotona and Tyler Roberts are handed their full debuts for the club.

THE HOSTS

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And the Tigers feature a familiar face in former Rovers winger Jason Lokilo, who joined the club earlier in the summer.


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