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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1 Posted 06/12/2015 at 15:27:45
2 Posted 06/12/2015 at 15:48:08
Excellent loans Â– 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.
3 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:49:02
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?
4 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:51:54
5 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:53:57
6 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:55:07
7 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:55:12
8 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:56:32
9 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:58:37
10 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:58:53
"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."
11 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:59:20
12 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:59:41
13 Posted 06/12/2015 at 17:01:27
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.
14 Posted 06/12/2015 at 17:03:53
What a strike
15 Posted 06/12/2015 at 19:12:53
16 Posted 06/12/2015 at 21:28:39
17 Posted 07/12/2015 at 00:16:22
18 Posted 07/12/2015 at 00:27:24
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.
19 Posted 07/12/2015 at 09:15:58
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.
20 Posted 07/12/2015 at 14:29:15
21 Posted 07/12/2015 at 18:20:38
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.
22 Posted 07/12/2015 at 18:28:03
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.
23 Posted 13/12/2015 at 09:00:10
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