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Final Third Development League Digest

12 November 2015

Six games featuring 21 goals - it was entertainment aplenty in the Final Third Development League and Cup this week.

Final Third Development League - East

Doncaster Rovers and Hartlepool United kicked off the week's action, sharing four goals in South Yorkshire.

Conor Smith put Pools in front only for Dany N'Guessan to bring things level before the break, but the visitors soon restored their lead through Michael Woods.

However, Rovers fought back once again and rescued a point with 10 minutes to spare, courtesy of Conor Williamson's header.

Final Third Development League - West

Walsall eased to victory at Bradford City on Tuesday afternoon, thanks to a superb second-half showing.

The game was goalless at the break, but Amadou Bakayoko, James Sangha and Reece Flanagan all struck after half-time to give the Saddlers a convincing 3-0 win.

Final Third Development League Cup - North Group C

JJ Hooper was the star of the show as Port Vale defeated Wrexham 2-0 in Wednesday's solitary fixture.

The striker hit two second-half goals in the victory, which sent the Valiants to the top of the group.

Final Third Development League Cup - North Group D

A strong Chesterfield team put Rotherham to the sword on Tuesday evening, racing into a three-goal lead after just nine minutes.

Mani Dieseruvwe, Ollie Banks and Laurence Maguire were the early goalscorers, but they had to wait until the 51st minute to extend their advantage, Dieseruvwe adding to his personal tally.

The Millers pulled one back through substitute Adam Johnson, but the Spireites came away with a 4-1 success.

Final Third Development League Cup - South Group A

In what was arguably the game of the week at stadiummk, Milton Keynes Dons edged out Luton Town with a 3-2 scoreline.

Goalless at half-time, the Dons came out the blocks quickly and scored through Tom Hitchcock and Rob Hall, whose goal is one well worth looking at...

.@RobHall46 scored a screamer in the @FinalThirdDevLg win over @LutonTown - full highlights:

— MK Dons FC (@MKDonsFC) November 11, 2015
Kabongo Tshimanga made it three, but Frankie Musunda and Zane Banton responded to set up a frantic finale, but the Dons held out.

Final Third Development League Cup - South Group B

Newport County picked up a 2-0 victory at Swindon Town in the South Division, after two successful second-half efforts.

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