Football: Doncaster’s u15s complete comeback

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Doncaster came from behind to maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 win over Handsworth under-15s, writes Nigel Watson.

A strong and determined Handsworth team went into the interval a goal to the good, after a sliced clearance fell to the Handsworth forward, who superbly curled into the far corner of the net.

Belles had a chance to draw level but the Handsworth keeper stood tall to deny Emma Gardner.

Doncaster made a storming start to the second period with Naomi Oldridge beating a couple of Handsworth players and firing into the visitor’s net for 1-1.

New signing Kelsey Douglas then burst through, just beating the keeper to the ball to score the match-winner.

With all players working hard, Donny started to control the midfield and tested the Handsworth defence.

Jess Hassall later cut in from the wing but was unlucky to see her shot come back off the post.

Despite a lively Handsworth side, ‘keeper Sam Boulton and her defenders were equal to the threat as Doncaster claimed the spoils.

Emma Gardner and Kirsty Nelthorpe shared the ‘Lass of the Grass’ gong.

They face Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.