Half time: Rovers 0 Magpies 0
Full time: Rovers 0 Magpies 0
Neither side could break the deadlock after 90 minutes and both took a point, with penalties then deciding who gained the extra point up for
That was Doncaster, after Jay Turner-Cooke's kick was saved
and Alex Murphy hit the bar, with the other six efforts successful:
1-0 Savage scored
1-1 Hurst scored
2-1 Crossley scored
2-2 Seaman scored
2-2 Turner-Cooke saved
2-3 Long scored
2-3 Murphy hit bar
2-4 Agard scored - Rovers won 4-2
There was a competitive reserve debut for
midfielder Lewis Miley, from the bench.
NUFC in the EFL Trophy - all time:
2017/18 Crewe Alexandra won 2-1
2017/18 Port Vale lost 0-1
2017/18 Oldham Athletic lost 1-4
2018/19 Doncaster Rovers won 3-1
2018/19 Notts County won 2-0
2018/19 Grimsby Town won 3-2
2018/19 Macclesfield Town drew 1-1 (won 5-3 pens)*
2018/19 mackems lost 0-4
2019/20 Macclesfield Town lost 1-2
2019/20 Shrewsbury Town lost 0-3
2019/20 Port Vale lost 1-2
2020/21 Shrewsbury Town lost 0-3
2020/21 Crewe Alexandra lost 0-1
2020/21 Bolton Wanderers lost 2-3
2021/22 Sheffield Wednesday lost 0-3
2021/22 Harrogate Town lost 0-2
2021/22 Mansfield Town lost 3-6
2022/23 Doncaster Rovers drew 0-0 (lost 2-4 pens)
* At SJP, all others were away ties.
Jonathan Mitchell was
the Rovers substitute 'keeper.
A brave effort from Newcastle U21s on Tuesday night saw them end
their ten game losing streak in the EFL Trophy, before missing out on an
extra point in the penalty shootout that followed.
Elliot Dickman's side held League Two Doncaster Rovers to a scoreless
draw over 90 minutes for their best result in this competition since
Kicking off at the Eco-Power Stadium with all but one of the starting
line-up that beat Derby County 4-0 in PL2 on Friday, United came close
when a 13th minute clearance by a home defender
struck Kyle Crossley and hit the Rovers goal frame.
Doncaster had a chance to take the lead in the 28th minute when Tavonga Kuleya was clean through but his weak effort was gathered by
Joe White then spotted the 'keeper off his line in the 38th minute and his shot
from the centre circle went just over the bar. Crossley drew a good save from Louis Jones just
before half-time with a long-range effort.
Midway through the second period, Rovers' Adam Long headed a right-wing
free-kick narrowly over but it remained scoreless.
A minute after United made a double substitution, Kyle Hurst's
cross-shot was finger-tipped behind by Smith and then Dylan Stephenson
had a good chance but it was beaten away by Jones.
With both teams earning a point, a penalty shootout then decided the
destination of the additional point offered in this competition.
Remi Savage and Kyle Crossley both beat Louis Jones with home players
doing the same before Jay Turner-Cooke's kick was saved. Rovers then
went ahead before Alex Murphy hit the bar and Kieran Agard stepped up to
The other two teams in Northern Group E also met on Tuesday, Lincoln
City winning 3-0 away at Barnsley.
Thanks to our man in the stand, GW.