Doncaster Rovers allow Bury to score unopposed stoppage-time equaliser after controversial opener
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Doncaster Rovers and Bury were involved in the Football League’s most controversial moment on the opening day of the new season.
The pair met in South Yorkshire as League One got its season underway, and appeared to be meandering towards a 0-0 draw.
That was before the ball was played out so Shakers defender Nathan Cameron could receive treatment, and Rovers’ Harry Forrester attempted to boot the ball back to Bury keeper Christian Walton.
Rather unfortunately, the ball sailed over his head and into the goal, giving Doncaster a last-gasp 1-0 lead at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Chaos ensued, and after discussions between the players, officials and technical staff, Rovers agreed to let Bury’s Leon Clarke walk the ball into the net to restore parity
Despite the good sportsmanship costing his side two points, Doncaster boss Paul Dickov was in no doubt the right decision was made.
He said: “It was Harry’s best shot of the day but we had to do what was right.
“The officials have put us in an awkward situation and it could have been negated. We wanted to uphold the good name of Doncaster Rovers.”
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