McCann hails two-goal Kane after Doncaster are held at non-league Chorley



Posted Monday, November 12, 2018 by PA

McCann hails two-goal Kane after Doncaster are held at non-league Chorley

Doncaster manager Grant McCann admitted Herbie Kane spared his side’s blushes after twice equalising in a 2-2 FA Cup draw at non-league Chorley.

The League One side conceded twice in the first half thanks to Josh O’Keefe and Courtney Meppen-Walter efforts for a buoyant Chorley.

But Rovers came back stronger after the break – battling against 10 men after Chorley defender Matt Challoner was dismissed – and were rewarded with Kane’s stunner 13 minutes from time.

“I was pleased for Kane,” McCann said. “His second goal was world-class.

“The boy has been outstanding since he came to the football club and he’s got us out of a hole.

“We created numerous chances. Probably not as many as we’d have liked, but it’s a tough place to come here. We knew that before the game. It was packed.

“We knew that is was going to be a hard game on a pitch that isn’t fantastic.”

Chorley manager Jamie Vermiglio was left with mixed feelings after the late equaliser, but he was thrilled to still be in the hat after holding opposition three divisions above the National League North outfit.

“At half time, I was really confident we could hold them,” he said.

“We don’t concede many goals at home, so overall I’m a bit disappointed, but I’m proud of the performance the boys have put in against a very good side.

“What this showed is that we can play decent football. We got in behind them a couple of times and we can move them around just as they moved us, so I’m not too dejected.”

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