Doncaster Rovers edged past York City in the opening round, beating the ‘Minstermen’ on penalties following a 1-1 draw. Chris Brown, Martin Woods, Kyle Bennett and Robbie Blake all dispatched their penalty while Michael Coulson and Matty Blair missed for the visitors.
Hull were victorious over Rotherham United in their first round tie, also winning through penalties after a 1-1 draw.
Who are Hull City?
Hull City, or the ‘Tigers’, were formed in 1904. Their first game saw them draw 2-2 with Notts County.
Up until recently, Hull was the biggest city in England to never have a team in the top flight of football. City were promoted in 2008 and spent 2 years in the Premier League.
We’ve met before…
Hull last played at the Keepmoat around a month ago in a pre-season friendly.
ROB JONESgave the visitors the lead with an own goal in front of the South Stand in the 8th minute. Rovers went into the break behind.
MARTIN WOODSlevelled the scores on 56 minutes with a powerful shot which Ben Amos could do nothing about. Trialist AMARI MORGAN-SMITHput Rovers ahead soon after when he slotted home the keeper’s parry.
It wasn’t long before Rovers had doubled their lead. Kyle Bennett was brought down in the penalty area, only for MARTIN WOODSto score the spot kick.
With a small squad, Dean Saunders will find it hard to name an alternative squad. Chris Brown was substituted with a knock on Saturday, while much of the squad will be tiring following the opening two games.
Paul Keegan, James Coppinger, James Harper, Robbie Blake and James Husband may play a part while Shelton Martis remains on the sidelines.
Manager’s son, Alex Bruce looks like he may miss out with a thigh injury he sustained on Saturday. The Tigers will also be without Matty Fryatt who is struggling with an Achilles problem.
Paul McShane is likely to be available following a knock at the weekend.
Tickets are still available for the clash. Prices are as follows;
Junior (12-16) £5
Under 11 £5
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