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Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Bury

Leon Clarke
Bury's Leon Clarke scored a bizarre goal on his debut for the League One club

Bury were allowed to walk the ball into the net to equalise in the closing stages of their draw at Doncaster.

Bury put the ball out after Nathan Cameron was injured, only for Harry Forrester to score in attempting to play the ball back to the visitors.

After the referee consulted with both benches, Doncaster allowed Leon Clarke to dribble from the centre circle and walk the ball over the line.

Before that, striker Clarke had twice hit the woodwork on his Bury debut.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Doncaster v Bury

"We looked threatening all day, it was a performance that I wanted to see where the team was at.

"We've done a lot of work in our offensive play and in the summer we rebuilt the forward line.

"We've got to be a multi-scoring team, we've got to get goals from all angles and aspects and try to drive and attack teams with a real force."

Neville Neville tweet
1,101 travelling Bury fans paid tribute to former director Neville Neville, who died this week

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 4McCullough
  • 5Jones
  • 6Butler
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 26Coppinger
  • 8ChaplowSubstituted forMiddletonat 82'minutes
  • 7Wellens
  • 10Forrester
  • 9MainSubstituted forTysonat 67'minutes
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forEvinaat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lund
  • 3Evina
  • 14Tyson
  • 17Mackenzie
  • 23Marosi
  • 29Middleton
  • 32Whitehouse

Bury

  • 1Walton
  • 2Riley
  • 5Clarke
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Hussey
  • 22PughSubstituted forTutteat 55'minutes
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10Mayor
  • 19Soares
  • 9ClarkeBooked at 73mins
  • 11PopeSubstituted forMellisat 55'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 4Tutte
  • 7Hope
  • 8Mellis
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 26Lainton
  • 32Rose
  • 40Brown
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
6,429

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBury
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Bury 1.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Bury 1. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Bury 0. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces Richard Chaplow.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Marko Marosi replaces Andy Williams.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Jacob Mellis (Bury) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jacob Mellis (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Bury).

Booking

Leon Clarke (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Richard Chaplow (Doncaster Rovers).

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Attempt missed. Nathan Cameron (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Richard Chaplow.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Nathan Tyson replaces Curtis Main.

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Attempt blocked. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Rob Jones.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Leon Clarke (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Bury) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Andrew Tutte replaces Danny Pugh.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jacob Mellis replaces Tom Pope.

Attempt blocked. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham11004043
2Swindon11004133
3Chesterfield11003123
4Coventry11002023
5Rochdale11002023
6Burton11002113
7Millwall11002113
8Blackpool10102201
9Colchester10102201
10Bury10101101
11Doncaster10101101
12Fleetwood10101101
13Oldham10101101
14Southend10101101
15Walsall10101101
16Crewe10100001
17Port Vale10100001
18Scunthorpe100112-10
19Shrewsbury100112-10
20Barnsley100113-20
21Peterborough100102-20
22Wigan100102-20
23Bradford100114-30
24Sheff Utd100104-40
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