York City 0 – 1 Doncaster Rovers

York City and Doncaster Rovers battled out a hard fought first round Capital One Cup tie at the Bootham Crescent stadium. York started well penning Rovers in early on with a lot of possession, with Platt going close, however Doncaster defended well and was resolute all game. Doncaster’s number one, Jed Steer (on loan from Aston Villa) pulled off a few smart saves during the second half to keep the game at level terms. However it was a little bit of class and a great substitution from Rovers manager Paul Dickov which inevitably won the game. In the 91st minute Doncaster’s Harry Forrester followed up Saturdays goal with another, cutting in from the left hand side and smashing the ball in to the bottom corner from the edge of the box to snatch the game at the death.


 

York City

Jason Mooney Fairly quiet game for Mooney, made a few easy saves and couldn’t do anything about the goal. 6.5
Femi Ilesanmi Best York player on the day. Defended excellent against great opposition in Coppinger. 8.5
Dave Winfield Both centre half’s were solid and kept the front two of Rovers very quiet all game. 8.0
John McCombe Both centre half’s were solid and kept the front two of Rovers very quiet all game. 8.0
Marvin McCoy Didn’t get tested too much, was very quite during in the game with little involvement, however got best too easily for the Rovers goal. 6.5
Anthony Straker Caused numerous problems for the young Doncaster full back wakefield throughout the game and put some good balls in to the box. 7.5
Tom Platt Solid battling performance, was good in possession of the ball, set up attacking play very well however he should of scored with a good chance in the second half. 8.0
Russell Penn Battled hard and won the ball back well but was often wasteful in possession. 7.0
Lindon Meikle Very quiet game, but did nothing wrong just needed to get himself more involved. 6.5
Ryan Jarvis Both strikers were fairly quiet but battled well against two solid centre half’s, just needed to find themselves a chance or two to grab a goal. 7.0
Michael Coulson Both strikers were fairly quiet but battled well against two solid centre half’s, just needed to find themselves a chance or two to grab a goal. 7.0

Substitutions

Ben Hirst Came on late in the game but did little, but showed a couple of nice touches, hard to impact the game in only 12 minutes game time. N/A

 

Doncaster Rovers

Jed Steer Made numerous great saves along with some simple ones, was commanding when crosses were coming in to the box and kicking was very accurate. Superb performance 8.5
Cedric Evina Defended ok took to long on the ball with some clearances and lost the ball and didn’t do anything going forward, very average performance. 6.5
Jamie McCombe Both centre half’s were solid in reading the game, blocking, tackling and heading. 8.0
Luke McCullough Solid at the heart of the defence and deserved the clean sheet. 8.0
Liam Wakefield Was all over the place in the first half, got beat too easily by York’s winger and lost the ball going forward a few times. Improved in the second half though. 5.5
Kyle Bennett Surprisingly did excellent defending wise and tracking back, but lost the ball going forward far too much and did very little. He created one good chance for Curtis Main however. 6.0
Dean Furman Battled and defended well but passing was awful, giving the ball away too much. 6.0
Marc De Val Battled and defended well and passing was superb. 7.0
James Coppinger Defended and tracked back well, but failed to do anything going forward, lost the ball when trying to take York’s full back on. 6.0
Curtis Main Good battling performance from Main, hold up play was good was the focus of most Rovers attacks. 7.0
Theo Robinson Very poor performance from Robinson, got bullied by York’s defenders and failed to finish any of his chances. 5.5

Substitutions

 Harry Forrester Outstanding attacking play when he game on, great goal. 9.0
 Robert Jones Only played last 5 minutes difficult to impact the game in that time. N/A
 Paul Keegan Only came on for the last 2 minutes difficult to impact the game in that time. N/A

 

Man of the Match

Harry Forrester Caused problems as soon as he came on going forward, excellent solo effort for his goal and he showed the only bit of class the game saw. 9.0

 


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