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Reserves Denied

10 February 2016

Doncaster Rovers 3-3 Grimsby Town

A young Town Town reserves side were denied by a last minute penalty at Doncaster Rovers this afternoon.  

The Mariners started slowly and the home side took the lead early on. But Town were level when Harry Clifton broke through the Rovers' defence to neatly finish past Marosi.

Rovers were ahead again in the 70th minute through Linley. But the Mariners were coming more and more into the game and were causing the Yorkshire side all sorts of problems. A great turn and shot by Max Wright almost brought an equaliser, but the keeper's dive to his left denied the midfielder. But Wright wasn't to be denied a second time when he ran onto a good through ball to finish nicely.

And soon after Town were ahead for the first time when James Wroot ran through and stroked the ball past the keeper to make it 3-2.

The Mariners looked to be heading for their second win of the season when disaster struck. A speculative punt forward saw Drury come racing out before seemingly, according to the referee, flattening the onrushing Rovers player.  The referee pointed to the spot. 

Drury had landed badly and and to be helped off of the field ahead of the penalty. 

Substitute keeper Jack Pearson came on but couldn't stop Rovers taking an undeserved share of the spoils. 

Drury will be checked over at Scunthorpe General Hospital as a precaution. 

Town: Heath-Drury (Pearson, 90+3), Finnegan (Lawis, 78), Doig (Keeble, 46), Hough, Crowther, Sibbick, Clifton, Sawyer, Wright, Jennings, Fawcett (Wroot, 46). 
Unused: Phillips, Loft. 


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