LiveRecap: Doncaster Rovers Legends 6 Sheffield Wednesday Legends 6 - Penalties decide charity game
A penalty shootout was needed to decide the winners as legends from Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday clashed in a charity game which signalled the return of supporters for live football at the Keepmoat.
The Owls triumphed from the spot in the game which raised tens of thousands of pounds for Doncaster-based charity Eve Merton Dreams Trust. Recap the events of the game below.
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Doncaster Rovers Legends 6 Sheffield Wednesday Legends 6 - Wednesday win 6-5 on penalties
Last updated: Saturday, 29 May, 2021, 17:56
The Sheffield Wednesday Legends side took the honours after penalty shootout drama against Doncaster Rovers Legends in a charity match at the Keepmoat.
The match was level at 6-6 at full time and was decided from the spot, with the Owls winning 6-5.
More than 2,850 supporters were inside the Keepmoat, marking the return of crowds for live football at the venue for the first time in 15 months.
And in excess of £40,000 was raised in advance for Doncaster-based charity Eve Merton’s Dreams Trust, with more added to the fund on the day.
Striker Marcus Tudgay netted four for Wednesday with Ross Wallace adding a brace.
Paul Green scored twice for Rovers with Chris Brown, Gary McSheffrey, Colin Cramb and Matt Mills grabbing the others.
The match saw club legends line up alongside supporters from each club who had raised thousands of pounds in order to play.
- GOAL: Tudgay (8, 25, 56), Cramb (17 pen), Green (21, 28), Wallace (45, 84), Brown (48), McSheffrey (52), Mills (88)
- The two teams are made up of a mix of club legends and fund-raising supporters.
Legends: Simon Marples, Tim Ryan, Graeme Lee, Chris Brown, Gary McSheffrey, Paul Green, Sam Hird, Matt Mills, Jason Price, Colin Cramb.
Fans: Craig Evans, Alan Knowles, Mark Viggars, Lee Parker, Glenn Randall, Connor Steel, Richard Powell, Bobby Ziyaei, Lee Barker, Lee Parkin, Daniel Pearson, Ryan Hunn.
Legends: Lee Bullen, Graeme Lee, Des Walker, Marcus Tudgay, Chris Waddle, Matt Hamshaw, Tommy Miller, Clinton Morrison, Ross Wallace.
Fans: Tom Crosby, Andrew Fagan, Stevie Spence, Dave Parry, Lee Pearson, Sid Jones, Lewis Ellse, Martin West, Nicky Hawcroft, Anthony Rayner, Corin Williams.
A great afternoon
A really good afternoon for all involved, with a tremendous amount of money raised for charity.
It was so good to have supporters back in the ground and they certainly turned up in good voice after being locked out for 15 months.
Good to see some old familiar names out there.
A win for Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday Legends take the win 6-5 on penalties.
Supporter Lewis Ellse scored the winning penalty for the Owls after Lee Parkin missed for Rovers.
All over - and it goes to penalties!
This game has finished level at 6-6 and it will be decided from the spot
88min GOAL Rovers
Matt Mills powers a header in from a corner at the back post. We’re all level
88min Should be level
Wednesday get caught in possession at the back with Chris Brown laying off to Bobby Ziyaei who drills on goal, drawing a fine save from Wednesday keeper Tom Crosby.
85min Man of the match
Paul Green is given man of the match for Rovers. Hard to argue. You can see he is still an active footballer.
Marcus Tudgay, with four goals, gets the nod for Wednesday.
Supporter man of the match awards go to Bobby Ziyaei and Lee Pearson of Rovers and Wednesday respectively.
84min GOAL Wednesday
Ross Wallace with a trademark piledriver puts Wednesday in front. Wednesday broke from inside their own half with the ball played out wide to Wallace who cut inside and lashed a shot into the top corner from 20 yards.
82min Pace dropped
I think an afternoon of toil has taken its toll on the energy levels of the players this afternoon. This one is petering out a little bit.
More than 2,850 supporters here today with all monies going to the Eve Merton’s Dream Trust.
67min GOAL Wednesday
Marcus Tudgay makes it four for him this afternoon with a wonderful drive across the keeper
56min GOAL Wednesday
Marcus Tudgay finishes smartly after being played in around the back with a superb through ball from Lee Bullen to complete his hat trick
Glenn Whelan replaces Matt Hamshaw for Wednesday