A second half collapse gave Dosthill a dominant win. This was an enjoyable visit to this ground that is apparently called the Recreation ground but is under the name of Mile Oak Rovers who were a Midland League side, but folded 7 years ago. The new tenants are Dosthill Rovers of the Birmingham AFA.
I was very impressed with the ground for the level. A railed pitch with a delapidated stand with a muriel from Mile Oak, there was also a bmx skate park . As for the game it wasn’t as one sided as it seems as it was goalless up until 42nd minute. Dosthill were in the red which on closer inspection was the Doncaster Rovers training strip.
As the rain fell, the game was even but Rovers took the lead with a low shot from the corner of the box. In the second half, the demolition job started when he took the ball around the keeper. It was 3-0, when a Crusaders defender messed up a header and Dosthill smacked a fine strike from 18 yards.
It was 4-0, from corner Rovers nodded in at the back post, and was 5-0 when the substitute clumsily brought down a player and the penalty was despatched. Things went from bad to worse , from another corner poking under the keeper. It was then 7-0, with a sublime chip from the right of box and the final goal came from a fierce drive from 18 yards. A good game in wet conditions and almost a goal for every person watching.
Admission – Free Attendance – 9