Grant scores FA Cup brace for Doncaster

06/12/2015  23 Comments  [Jump to last]

Conor Grant continued his goalscoring form for Doncaster Rovers with two fine goals as they beat Cambridge United to reach the 3rd Round.

The midfielder, on loan from Everton until January and playing against his Finch Farm team mate and fellow loanee Ryan Ledson, levelled the tie in the 24th minute, cancelling out Luke Berry's header a minute earlier after a penalty had been saved with a shot from the edge of the box that eluded goalkeeper Sam Beasant.

Doncaster went ahead 10 minutes before the half-time interval when Cameron Stewart crossed and Mitchell Lund prodded home.

Grant scored his second of the game almost immediately afterwards with a terrific finish from distance which went in off the post.


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Sue Brown
1 Posted 06/12/2015 at 15:27:45
I saw that Conor Grant scored a stonking goal from the edge of the box for Doncaster, his second of the game. Seems to be enjoying his loan spell.
Tony Hill
2 Posted 06/12/2015 at 15:48:08
Yes, Sue, he is going great guns for them. Ledson was subbed for Cambridge but also seems to be doing well generally.

Excellent loans – Grant may return as a real asset for us and I have high hopes for Ledson because, apart from his talent, he has a proper nasty streak. Both are a credit to the club.

Michael Kenrick
3 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:49:02
Great for the lad, sounds like he's having a blast. And there's a piece saying Doncaster Rovers want to extend his loan:

Doncaster Rovers seek Grant extension from Everton

No mention, however, of Felipe Mattioni in the lineups for this one.

Will they meet Everton in the 3rd Round? When's the draw?

Dave Abrahams
4 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:51:54
Michael, maybe Everton don't want him cup tied.
Paul Tran
5 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:53:57
Michael, the draw's at 7pm on Monday.
Michael Kenrick
6 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:55:07
That's true, Dave. I haven't checked if he's been getting games in the league.

Cheers, Paul.

Brent Stephens
7 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:55:12
Draw 7.00 pm Monday.
Barry McNally
8 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:56:32
Live on BBC2.
Kieran Kinsella
9 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:58:37
I read last week that Mattioni went off injured about 20 mins into a league game. Hammy I think.
Michael Kenrick
10 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:58:53
Some fine words from Darren Ferguson, Donny manager, talking about Grant's loan:

"I think certain clubs you go to ground their players well, bring them up right, and Everton is certainly one of those. I know quite a few people at the club, good people, so you know what you're going to get."

Jon Withey
11 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:59:20
I read somewhere that Mattioni was injured recently.
Charlie Fath
12 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:59:41
Mattioni been playing well for Doncaster but limped off in the last league game so was injured for today. Both he and grant been receiving rave reviews from their fans
Tony Hill
13 Posted 06/12/2015 at 17:01:27
Mattioni has played a couple of times for Doncaster and has done well, Michael. I would be surprised if we didn't want him cup-tied but were happy for Grant to be so.

If Mattioni can stay fit then he's a fantastic player potentially for us in a position where we need it, but his injury record is wretched and that's what worries me about his absence today.

Paul Andrews
14 Posted 06/12/2015 at 17:03:53

What a strike

Jamie Barlow
15 Posted 06/12/2015 at 19:12:53
Mattioni is already cup tied. He played in the last round against Stalybridge.
Harold Matthews
16 Posted 06/12/2015 at 21:28:39
This lad has certainly progressed. There was a time when he waited for his mates to win the ball for him but the Donny coach reckons he now works very hard. This is great news. Always renowned for his accurate passing and shooting, his reluctance to work off the ball seems to have been erased.
Anthony Dwyer
17 Posted 07/12/2015 at 00:16:22
I've seen a few flashes, he reminds me a little bit like a Darren Gibson, especially when he was young. A crisp passer, powerful shot, very promising player.
Peter Gorman
18 Posted 07/12/2015 at 00:27:24
In all honesty, I'm not expecting the lad has a future with us though I'm pleased to think he has found his level.

He seems very much to be a confidence player; can't stop scoring from range at Doncaster but largely anonymous when playing for our second string knowing he can't get the breakthrough.

There is plenty of talent in our youth system but only the mentally strongest you'd back to make it. I don't suspect Conor is one of them. Hope Harold is right and he has added to his game, you just never know.

Dave Abrahams
19 Posted 07/12/2015 at 09:15:58
Peter (#18) tend to agree with you on Connor Grant, maybe he has woken up and realised it's all down to him, or even going away to a lower league. Club has made him realise he can do a lot better if he works harder.

The same applies to Dowell, each time I've seen him, his football ability has never been in doubt but his work rate has left a great deal to match that ability. It looks like he also has upped that part of his game and so he will be a much better player for doing so.

Daniel Taylor
20 Posted 07/12/2015 at 14:29:15
Might be being a little persnickety and I don't know who it was viewing this match and writing the report but I think they must've been watching a different game because Doncaster were 1-0 down at half time and scored all their goals in the second half??!
Harold Matthews
21 Posted 07/12/2015 at 18:20:38
I like Jonjoe Kenny. An old fashioned, goal-scoring Hibbo with a quick football brain. Captain of every side he has ever played for, this lad will definitely make the grade. His two mates in the England U19s, Connolly and Ledson, are also very promising.

Young Walsh is a cheeky little genius. Two moves ahead of everyone else. I hope his size doesn't harm his prospects. Rodwell, Barkley, Galloway, Stones, Browning and Rooney. Six giants and a buffalo. It makes you think.

Dave Abrahams
22 Posted 07/12/2015 at 18:28:03
Harold (21),

I'm surprised at you, you know your footballers, size means nothing when you've got a big heart.

Liam's heart is as big as himself, Liam is small but he has as much bottle as Alan Ball and Bobby Collins, not saying he via as good as them though, but I live in hope.

Dave Abrahams
23 Posted 13/12/2015 at 09:00:10
Grant scored again yesterday; I think I'll concentrate on the youngsters... the first team depresses the hell out of me.

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