Ball revels in dream debut

Teenager Jordan Ball admits his debut goal for Doncaster in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy was the icing on the cake.

Last Updated: 10/10/12 at 18:12

Keepmoat Stadium: Home of Doncaster Rovers

Keepmoat Stadium: Home of Doncaster Rovers

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 18-year-old striker - recalled from a loan at Northern League Division One side Belper - came off the bench to head home the goal which proved enough to knock out the holders Chesterfield.

"As a striker you obviously want to score, but to be honest it was my first game and I just wanted to get onto the pitch - the goal is a bonus," he told the club's official website.

"This week has been a bit weird really. I had been on loan at Belper and that came to an end on Monday. The gaffer told me that I would be involved in the game so I trained with the first team as I usually do during the week.

"I didn't really realise that I would be on the bench until about five minutes before kick-off. It took a while to sink in but the nerves didn't really kick in until I was stood on the touchline next to the gaffer ready to come on.

"I got amongst the goals at Belper and really enjoyed it but towards the end of my spell I didn't really play as much as I wanted to, lucky I could come back here and I got my chance - I really enjoyed it."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

Gundogan yet to make decision on future

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could yet join Manchester United this summer, according to a report from Germany.

Atleti, Arsenal and Liverpool target Vietto

Villarreal are reportedly attempting to renegotiate Luciano Vietto's contract to ward off interest from Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Sepp Blatter plans US trip for CONCACAF Gold Cup

Sepp Blatter is planning to visit the United States to attend next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

Mail Box

James Milner: Jose's Perfect Player?

Probably. But presumably he would not swap one bench for another. We have mails on over-hyped players, Arsenal enthusiasm, UEFA, FIFA and naked dudes...

Francis Is Coq Of The North (London)

There is more praise for Mesut Ozil, but it's Francis Coquelin who gets the big love in the Mails. Plus Lazio, Wilshere swears (who cares?) and an over-capped England...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company