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MATCHDAY LIVE | Rovers v Port Vale

29 July 2023

Club News

MATCHDAY LIVE | Rovers v Port Vale

29 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 trialling 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 should we make this a permanent feature of our matchday coverage.

Rovers take to the field on a public setting for the final time in pre-season as they welcome Sky Bet League One side Port Vale to the Eco-Power Stadium.

Remember to refresh regularly for the latest updates.

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MATCHDAY LIVE BLOG

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LIVE: Doncaster Rovers 1 Port Vale 0

GOAL: George Broadbent (69)

FT | ALL OVER

And it's a win for Rovers in the final friendly of pre-season.

90+1' | CHANCE

Luke Molyneux pounces onto a loose ball behind the Vale defence and looks to lob keeper Connor Ripley. The Vale stopper gets across and makes a fine save.

90' |ADDED TIME 

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

📸 | ACTION

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76' | DOUBLE CHANGE

More switches for Rovers.

OFF

Ben Close, Jack Senior.

ON

Tom Nixon, James Maxwell

72' | ALMOST TWO

Rovers stream forward again through Luke Molyneux down the right. He sees an effort saved before the ball is cleared off the line by Nathan Smith with George Miller waiting to pounce.

📸| ACTION SHOT

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69' | GOAL ROVERS!!

George Broadbent!

Rovers take the lead through the midfielder, who has only been on the pitch for a few seconds. George Miller fed Deji Sotona down the left and the winger sends a low ball into the box. The initial effort is blocked but Broadbent fires in.

68' | TRIPLE CHANGE

Three substitutes for Rovers

OFF

Tommy Rowe, Joe Ironside, Tyler Roberts

ON

George Broadbent, George Miller, Deji Sotona

66' | BIG THREAT

Tyler Roberts curls in a brilliant corner and Joseph Olowu looks to meet it at the far post but turns the ball wide.

62' | DOUBLE SWITCH FROM VALE

Ellis Harrison and Tom Sang are replaced by James Wilson and Oliver Arblaster.

61' | MORE FROM MOLYNEUX

Luke Molyneux cuts inside off the right with one thing on his mind but his attempt to find the far corner is turned wide with a header.

56' | CHANCE

Joe Ironside does well to move the ball forward and give Luke Molyneux sight of goal. The winger clips a shot, forcing Connor Ripley into a save before Tyler Roberts bundles over in his attempt to make the follow-up.

47' | CLOSE

A chance early in the second half. Ben Close curls in a lovely free kick that Richard Wood gets a header to but flicks it straight at Connor Ripley.

46' | BACK UNDERWAY

Ben Close takes the kick-off to start the second half.

45' | ADDED TIME

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

42' | OFF THE BAR

Funso Ojo takes aim from 30 yards and cracks a shot off the woodwork.

40' | VERY CLOSE

Rovers are caught in possession at the back and almost pay the price. The ball is moved into Gavin Massey who hits a powerful drive from 25 yards that grazes the sidenetting.

38'| WELL-WORKED CORNER, GREAT SAVE

Rovers are very close to taking the lead. A short corner routine saw Luke Molyneux take the dead ball and then claim it back before cutting inside and firing low from the angle. Tommy Rowe stuck out a boot in a bid to divert it home but Vale keeper Connor Ripley tipped over acrobatically.

And from the subsequent corner, Molyneux almost curled straight in.

📸 | ACTION

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27' | NOT FAR AWAY

Port Vale almost take the lead. Confusion over an offside call allowed Mitch Clark to pick out Ben Garrity, who struck a low effort narrowly wide.

25' | BIG OPPORTUNITY

Rovers go close. Luke Molyneux finds space on the right and clips in a cross towards the back post. It is a tantalising one for Joe Ironside but Dan Jones gets in ahead of him to head out for a corner.

21' | ALMOST CALAMITY

Richard Wood heads a clearance that ricochets off the back of Ben Close and almost loops in. It's about as close as either side have come to breaking the deadlock in a low key opening to the game.

11' | EARLY CHANGE

Vale are forced into an early substitution as Jason Lowe heads off and is replaced by Lewis Cass.

8' | FIRST EFFORT OF THE AFTERNOON

And it's for the visitors. Ben Garrity drags a shot wide from the edge of the box.

6' | POSITIVE START

Rovers have pushed forward at pace on a couple of occasions so far, particularly down the flanks and had some success.

1' | UNDERWAY

Port Vale take the kick-off to get us up and running this afternoon.

THE TEAM

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AND THE VISITORS

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Former Rovers loanee Conor Grant starts for Vale this afternoon


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