Doncaster Rovers visited the Peninsula Stadium for the first time to face Salford City, and the first half began in a frantic fashion with a couple of chances for the home side.
Tommy Rowe’s failure to contain the constant threat of Luke Bolton on the Saflord right, earned the Rovers number 10 an early yellow card. The hosts opening goal came on 12 minutes; an uncharacteristic error from Joseph Olowu saw him caught on the ball on the edge of the Rovers box by Callum Hendry who then squared for Bolton to smash into the roof of the net and shush the strong Rovers following behind the goal.
However, almost instantly, Rovers equalised; Luke Molyneux made a driving run forward before finding George Miller who finished first time to break his own personal goal-scoring record for a season. Salford were still on top, and struck a second that though fortunate was also deserving; Stevie Mallan elected to shoot from 30 yards, but rather than make a routine save debut keeper Stuart Moore spilled it and the ball trickled into the net.
The second half was much the same as the first with Salford dominating the game through Bolton and Louie Barry who set up the former for his second goal of the game, and Salford’s third on 59 minutes. Theo Vassell should’ve made it four, but missed a great chance.
The full time whistle sounded on another poor showing from the Rovers.