After last week’s embarrassing FA Cup exit to non-league King’s Lynn, Rovers made the short trip to the seaside as they travelled to Cleethorpes to take on Grimsby Town.
A sold out away end hoping for a positive reaction welcomed the Rovers, and they duly delivered, starting brightly and grabbing the opening goal six minutes in. A ball out to the Rovers left found George Miller who worked his way into the box before picking out Kyle Knoyle in space; his shot was blocked by Max Crocombe but Miller was on hand too smash in the rebound. Grimsby had a great chance to equalise before the break only for Jonathan Mitchell too deny Harry Clifton in a one-on-one opportunity.
Soon after the restart Harrison Biggins scored a stunning half-volley from around 25 yards; Grimsby failed to clear and the ball fell right onto Biggins’ foot as he rocketed the ball home. Rovers were the more attacking threat and had a good pressing game going. The third goal came 12 minutes later when once again the outstanding Knoyle produced another assist; his long ball over the Grimsby defence found Miller in acres of space for him to slot home his 11th goal of the season.
Rovers made a couple of substitutions, one of whom Adam Clayton lost the ball on the edge of the area to present John Mcatee a chance to pull one back. However, this was without a doubt the best performance by Rovers so far this season.
2 thoughts on “Grimsby Town 1-3 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
Great report, Danny, but it was Close, not Clayton, who lost the ball for Grimsby’s goal – the views crap from the Main Stand, but I could still see that!
As a Rovers fan living in Cleethorpes but away in Spain on the day ,this result gives me bragging rights with my mariner supporting friends .. although not reaching the heights of our 5-1 victory at Blundell Park several years ago !!