Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

MATCHDAY LIVE: Rossington Main v Rovers

8 July 2023

Club News

MATCHDAY LIVE: Rossington Main v Rovers

8 July 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.

Throughout pre-season we will be testing this service so bear with us if we encounter some teething problems but we should be ready and firing for the start of the new campaign.

Kicking off the pre-season friendlies programme is the very short trip to Rossington Main and we will be taking you through the events of the afternoon at Oxford Street.

Remember to refresh regularly for the latest updates.

****

MATCHDAY LIVE BLOG

****

FT: Rossington Main 1 Doncaster Rovers 3

Goals: Ross Hannah (6), Tommy Rowe (15), George Broadbent (54), George Miller (71)

A LOOK AT SOME OF THE SECOND HALF ACTION

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-66.jpg

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-70.jpg

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-71.jpg

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-69.jpg

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-65.jpg

 

FT - ALL OVER

And it's a victory for Rovers in the first outing of pre-season.

83' - A CHANGE FOR ROVERS

Jack Goodman replaces Tavonga Kuleya

82' - CLOSE FOR MILLER

George Miller gets around the back of defence on the angle and fires across the face of goal.

82' - EFFORT ON GOAL

Zain Westbrooke collected the ball in space on the corner of the box and, with no team mates available, opted to go for goal himself, drawing a low save from Jan Budtz.

71' - GOAL ROVERS!

And it's no mistake this time from George Miller. Tavonga Kuleya was played into the box and he slid in Miller who produced a neat chipped finish.

70' - GOOD CHANCE

An excellent delivery into the box from Jamie Sterry found George Miller in the middle of goal and he turned a header on target which was grasped out of the air by former Rovers keeper Jan Budtz.

67' - HAPPY TO SLOW THE GAME DOWN

Rovers look to be content to hold onto possession at this stage, as the rain returns.

54' - GOAL ROVERS!

And we are ahead in the game - courtesy of an excellent strike from George Broadbent.

The summer signing picked up the ball 25 yards out and smashed into the top corner.

46' - BACK UNDERWAY

The hosts get us up and running for the second half.

YOUR SECOND HALF TEAM

Rossington second half team.jpg

All-change at the break for Rovers, with Jamie Sterry and George Broadbent set for first appearances in Rovers colours.

A LOOK AT SOME OF THE FIRST HALF ACTION

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-58.jpg

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-59.jpg

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-60.jpg

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-61.jpg

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-62.jpg

HT - THAT'S THE BREAK

And we're all square at half time after Tommy Rowe's header cancelled out Rossington's opener from Ross Hannah.

We'll be all change at the break and we will bring you the second half line-up shortly.

45' - INTO TIME ADDED

Almost done for this half

42' - A RARELY-SEEN INDIRECT FREE KICK

There's danger for Rovers as Rossington are awarded an indirect free kick inside the box but the effort is blocked.

38' - BREAK IN PLAY

A player from each side is down receiving treatment. Tommy Rowe is the man for Rovers but looks to be fine.

The rain has stopped but it is incredibly warm and sticky at Oxford Street. The weather has not put supporters off however, with a good crowd gathered.

26' - GREAT SAVE

Another excellent stop from Rossington keeper Lewis Hill. Jack Senior sent in another wonderful delivery, met with a powerful header from Adam Long and Hill acrobatically tipped over the bar.

24' - ANOTHER EFFORT

The ball broke to Luke Molyneux in the middle of the park. He switched to his left foot and fired a low effort which deflected wide for a corner.

22' - CLOSE AGAIN

And it's Harrison Biggins once again. He rose to meet the subsequent corner and flicked a header over the bar.

21' - AGAIN FROM BIGGINS

Harrison Biggins fancies hitting the back of the net this afternoon. He collected the ball in space 20 yards from goal and fired on target, with Lewis Hill pushing the effort around the post.

20' - GOOD STRIKE

Harrison Biggins collected the ball and powered through the middle of the park before going for goal from 20 yards. Rossington keeper Lewis Hill fumbled his claim but collected the ball at the second attempt.

Rovers seem to have found their groove over the last few minutes.

19' - MORE THREAT

Joe Ironside did really well out on the left to hold up the ball before delivering a deep cross which Harrison Biggins could not quite get a clean connection with.

15' - GOAL ROVERS!

From the subsequent corner, delivered by Jack Senior,  Tommy Rowe raced to the near post and flicked home a header to level the scores.

14' - GREAT STRIKE, GREAT SAVE

Best passage of play so far from Rovers produces their first effort on target. Jack Senior clipped forward a superb ball that was collected by Joe Ironside. The striker fed inside to Charlie Seaman who smashed a shot from 25 yards that was tipped around the post by Rossington keeper Lewis Hill.

6' - GOAL ROSSINGTON MAIN

Ross Hannah slams home from inside the box to put the hosts ahead here. A cross into the box was nodded down into the path of Hannah and made no mistake with his first time strike.

4' - DANGEROUS FREE KICK

Jack Senior curls in a free kick from wide left, looking to pick out Reo Griffiths at the far post but the whistle goes for a foul.

1' - UNDERWAY

And, in pouring rain, the game kicks off.

2.58pm THE TEAMS ARE OUT

Richard Wood leads out Rovers for the first time as skipper, walking alongside Rossington Main captain Greg Young

2.40pm GETTING READY

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-53.jpg

RossingtonMain-Preseason-HeatherKingPhotography-57.jpg

2pm: YOUR FIRST HALF TEAM

Rossington first half team.jpg

Rovers will be playing different XIs in each half, and here is the line-up to kick-off the game.

The starting XI features five of the eight summer signings in Ian Lawlor, Richard Wood, Owen Bailey, Joe Ironside and Jack Senior.

The new arrival absent this afternoon is Tyler Roberts, who is on international duty with Jamaica U21.

Tom Anderson, Jon Taylor, Liam Ravenhill and Louis Jones miss out as they continue their respective recoveries from injury.

And the hosts

F0hKz7TWAAAIW9A.jpeg

Former Rovers Academy players Cody Prior and Brad Grayson start for Rossington this afternoon


Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account