Youngsters Waide Fairhurst (Doncaster Rovers) and Jack Colback (Ipswich Town on loan from Sunderland) set the ball rolling in Saturdays six goal thriller at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Both graduates of the ASE programme, Fairhurst (pictured) was making his second start for Rovers after marking his debut in mid-week with a goal, while Colback climbed off the bench to score within 7 minutes of entering the field of play.
In a see-saw encounter the lead changed hands twice before a Quinton Fortune strike levelled the scores with 6 minutes to go to deny Ipswich Town a first win of the season.
Despite the draw Tractor Boys boss Roy Keane was pleased with his sides display away from home, speaking to the Club’s official website he said;
“I was pleased with our attacking play. We looked threatening and I can’t say that about some of our performances this season. We had the better of the chances and I think we did enough to have won the match.”
“I’m pleased for Jack. That was his first goal. He could go on and be a very good footballer. Tamas scored his second goal for us and he will stake a claim for place in the team next week. That’s what I want, I’m desperate for players to stake a claim for a place in the side. Our subs did well for us and that’s what you want from your bench, players to come on and make a difference. It was an encouraging display but we’ve got a lot of catching up to do.”
“Looking at their goals, two of them were from 25-30 yards and when you see as player shooting from there, you normally will take it but they were great strikes, particularly Quinton’s. I have never seen him do that before, not even in training.”