FOREST Town youngster Jordan Ball made a dream debut for Doncaster Rovers, scoring the winner moments after entering the field of play against Chesterfield last week.
Ball, who progressed through Rovers’ youth system, made his first appearance for Rovers in the 83rd minute. and headed in his first senior goal with his first touch.
Speaking to Rovers Player after the game, Jordan said: “As a striker you want to score, but to be honest it was my first game and I just wanted to get onto the pitch - the goal is a bonus.
“This week has been a bit weird really. I had been on loan at Belper and that came to an end. The gaffer told me that I would be involved in the game a day later so I trained with the first team as I usually do during the week.
“I didn’t really realise that I would be on the bench until about five minutes before kickoff! It took a while to sink in but the nerves didn’t really kick in until I was stood on the touchline next to the gaffer and Brian ready to come on.
“I got amongst the goals at Belper and really enjoyed it but towards the end of my spell I didn’t really play as much as I wanted to, lucky I could come back here and I got my chance – I really enjoyed it. I’m a Mansfield lad through and through so was extra special scoring against Chesterfield.”