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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:

"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."

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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Bury 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Bury 1.

  3. Goal!

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

  4. 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.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces Richard Chaplow.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Marko Marosi replaces Andy Williams.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Mellis (Bury).

  18. Booking

    Leon Clarke (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Richard Chaplow (Doncaster Rovers).

  20. Post update

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

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