York City 0-1 Doncaster Rovers; 250 word match report

So, if it didn’t already need confirming, Doncaster Rovers and Harry Forrester do actually “score when they want”.

In one of the least interesting games of football you’re ever likely to experience, Rovers scraped through to the second round of the League Cup in dramatic, if not fortuitous fashion.

The match kicked off with just over 1,000 Rovers fans in the away end in usual good voice, trying to get behind their side, but the game wasn’t to reward them with much to shout about.

Nigel Worthington’s York City enjoyed the majority of possession on the night and created the most chances, but when James Coppinger, Marc De Val and Curtis Main were afforded the chance, Rovers broke with some threat.

After a first half with nothing in the way of goalmouth action, the home side began to put real pressure on Rovers’ back line through former Barnsley man Michael Coulson, but Jed Steer stopped everything in sight.

With long throws appearing to cause Rovers a few problems, Paul Dickov sent on Rob Jones, for a tired Jamie McCombe, to head everything, and everyone, away from Steer’s goal.

However, one mistimed header almost gave York the win when he glanced a cross to the feet of Coulson though he could only shoot straight at Steer.

Thankfully substitute Forrester seemingly decided that he didn’t want to play another half an hour and rifled a shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box to give Rovers the win.

Chris Donald

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