Doncaster Rovers vs Sutton United: LIVE updates from the Eco-Power Stadium
Doncaster Rovers get their 2022/23 home campaign under way against Sutton United this afternoon.
The two sides will go head-to-head for the first time in their history at the Eco-Power Stadium – and both will be looking to follow up their opening-day draws with a win.
Today’s visitors finished eighth in their first season in the EFL last term – just one point outside the play-offs – and reached the Papa John’s Trophy final, where they were beaten by Rotherham United in added time.
Doncaster’s players and staff have talked about making their home ground a fortress this season, which will be crucial if they are to return to League One at the first attempt.
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Last term Oldham Athletic, who were relegated from League Two, were the only EFL side to lose more home games than Rovers.
McSheffrey’s side were beaten 13 times on their own patch.
Scroll down for team news and live updates throughout the match.
Doncaster Rovers vs Sutton United LIVE
Last updated: Saturday, 06 August, 2022, 16:56
- Rovers looking for first win of the season in first home game of 22/23
- Sutton finished eighth in League Two last term and reached Papa John’s Trophy final
- Today is the first time the two teams have met in a competitive fixture
It wasn’t pretty but that final four minutes was box office. How big could this moment be in Doncaster’s season?
Incredible scenes as George Miller touches a long ball down to Agard with his chest. The experienced frontman is left with an open goal and makes no mistake with his first goal for the club.
McSheffrey and his team sprint down the touchline in celebration and the gaffer ends up embracing a fan. Huge relief. Feels like that could be a big moment.
Mitchell has the ball. Can’t be long left.
Rovers out of jail
Rowe picks up the ball on the edge of the area and finds Miller in space. The striker does what he does best and heads past Jack Rose from close range after escaping the clutches of a defender.
Stadium is lifted now. Two to go.
GOAL - 1-1
George Miller, baby!
Bobby Faulkner is on
He makes his professional debut as a replacement for Kyle Hurst.
Tavonga Kuleya comes on
He replaces Harrison Biggins in what is likely to be a tactical switch with ten to go.
Josh Neufville is replaced by Harry Beautyman. Omar Bugiel was also withdrawn in place of Kwame Thomas a few minutes ago.
He’s wiped out by Omar Bugiel after clearing the ball from danger. Looks to be in some discomfort on the far side and is receiving treatment.
Kieran Agard replaces Josh Andrews up front.
The pacy Enzio Boldewijn carries the ball 50 yards and finds Donovan Wilson, whose low strike is collected by Mitchell.