Rovers youngsters show their class on Broddy’s big night

Mayor Ros Jones officially opened Brodsworth Welfare's new changing rooms last night.
Mayor Ros Jones officially opened Brodsworth Welfare's new changing rooms last night.

Brodsworth Welfare under-17s were on the wrong end of a 7-1 scoreline against a Doncaster Rovers Academy X1 last night.

The game formed part of the celebrations following the official opening of the club’s new dressing room block by Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones.

She told the crowd: “I’m delighted to be here and to see so many fit young people, which is what tonight is all about. You are our future.”

Reflecting on the club’s double success in the Doncaster Boys’ League this season, she said: “You are a force to be reckoned with.”

Having seen his first choice team beat Rotherham United 1-0 in a league game earlier in the day, Rovers’ head of youth Paul Wilson fielded a mixed team.

There was little to choose between the two teams early on, in a game watched by a sizeable crowd, until Rovers got into their stride and capitalised on some slick football to score three quick-fire goals.

They added another four during a second half purple patch.

Josh Dodd scored the Brodsworth consolation with a tap-in at the far post after some good work down the left wing.

See next week’s Free Press for a special report on the progress of Brodsworth Welfare on and off the field.