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Doncaster 2-4 TOWN - Bray at the double as Town secure away victory

2 October 2023

Town’s academy side got themselves back to winning ways with a 4-2 triumph over Doncaster Rovers at Cantley Park. First-year scholar Jack Bray starred as he grabbed himself a brace which proved to be the difference between the two sides

It was an evenly contested first half-an-hour with both teams being physical and asserting their authority on the game. Shortly after, on 34 minutes, Town got the ball rolling as a whipped corner to the near post from Bray was flicked on by Lee which nestled in the back of the net.

There was no time for Doncaster to regroup as Bray got his first of the day two minutes later. O’Boyle set Bray through the middle with a backheel flick, and he kept his composure to slot the ball through the keepers’ legs.

The action didn’t let up before half-time as Doncaster pulled a goal back in the 41st minute, however Bray bagged himself a brace three minutes later to regain a two goal lead going into the break.

Town extended the lead through O’Boyle 20 minutes into the second half. A swift counter-attacking move led by Brodella and Bray through the middle was finished off with a powerful strike into the top left-hand corner.

Bray had the chance to make it a hat-trick for himself following a foul on Smalley from a corner. His spot kick was saved as the goalkeeper pulled off an outstanding save to prevent the ball hitting the side of the netting low to his right.

This missed opportunity to put the game to bed gave the home side a glimmer of hope as they narrowed the deficit to two after firing home a rebound following a great save from Mooney.

Town were able to see out the win with ease and will be looking to replicate the good performance on Tuesday night away at Aston Villa.

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