Recap: Wakefield AFC 0 Doncaster Rovers 6: Useful workout as Rovers hit six in latest friendly

Doncaster Rovers netted six to see off ambitious Wakefield AFC in their latest friendly.

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 9:24 pm
Wakefield AFC are based at the Millennium Stadium, home of Featherstone Rovers

Recap the events of the game in our blog service below.

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Ben Close nets with a delightful finish from close range after intricate build-up play.

Louis Reed dinked a ball forward into Aidan Barlow, who moved it on quickly to Close who skipped past a couple of men and applied a deft finish. Excellent footwork.

47 Big Tom's big chance

Tom Anderson races in at the back post to meet a corner and power a header on goal which Wakefield keeper George Bason blocked.

Wakefield get the second half started

Ben Bottomley has replaced Louis Jones in goal while a trialist is on at right back in place of Lirak Hasani and Louis Reed comes in for AJ Greaves.

That’s the break and Rovers go in with a two goal lead after a decent workout running up the hill at the Millennium Stadium.

Trialists Shayon Harrison and Aidan Barlow netted the goals after decent build-up play for both.

The focus appears to be on getting the patterns in possession correct and there have been a few bright moments of link-up play, particularly and unsurprisingly on the left through Tommy Rowe and Ben Close.

They’ll be a few changes to come in the second half but it is not likely to be all change at the break.

Former Peterborough United midfielder Louis Reed will get some minutes after the break.

And there will be a first appearance at senior level for U18s defender Bobby Faulker.

And Aidan Barlow doubles the advantage from close range.

There was a wonderful ball out from the back from Lirak Hasani, brought down by Shayon Harrison on the corner of the box. He beat his man and sent a low pass across goal which Barlow met with a deft touch to take it into the corner.

Tiago Cukur fancies a goal tonight. He’s just headed wide from a Liam Ravenhill cross. Tried to place it in the bottom corner and dropped it just wide.

20 Close - and ambitious

Tiago Cukur just attempted an overhead kick but couldn’t get any power on the effort and sent it narrowly wide. Making an impression early.

Trialist Shayon Harrison fires in first time from the edge of the area.

He was involved in the build-up, laying off to Ben Close who found his route blocked before giving the ball back to former Spurs youngster Harrison who smashed in first time.

10 First chance for Rovers

Trialist Shayon Harrison receives the ball with his back to goal 20 yards out, spins and drills a low effort which Wakefield keeper George Bason holds.

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