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

I

t's a bloody good goal, though. Sh!t, the kid's gonna be the worlds best before we know it, isn't he? He's got the touch of genius in him. Like Neymar, but with muscles and stuff. He's doing a Ronaldo as we watch. He's bulked up to be able to ride the tackles, but he's improved technically as well. His touch is sublime. Bugger.

HarryBoulton
WATCH: Hazard's stunning goal

A

hhh, Jose arguing with another managers wife, clearest sign yet that we are going mental during the close season. I am rocking back and forth on my haunches.

hump3.
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

I

t's only a matter of time before one of them throws in a yo mamma

lee
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

Footer 365

Chelsea fail with £25m bid for Everton's John Stones

Everton have rejected an improved bid of £25m from Chelsea for centre-half John Stones, according to Sky sources.

Jose: 'Cabaye move makes PL harder'

Jose Mourinho claims the transfer of players like Yohan Cabaye to mid-table clubs makes the PL "very, very hard" to win.

Real reopen talks over £28m De Gea deal

Real Madrid have reportedly reopened negotiations with Manchester United over David de Gea and may complete a deal in the coming days.

Mail Box

Mails: This Is My Perfect Moment

Lots of Mailboxers channel their inner Martine McCutcheon to bring you their perfect footballing moments. Plus thoughts on Blatter, names, and Chelsea worries...

Mails: Let's Talk About Jose's Failures...

We don't talk about them because Chelsea won the title...but imagine if LVG or Brendan Rodgers had signed Juan Cuadrado. Plus, a trawl through the squads...

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