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One Direction star makes his footballing bow

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You may be more used to seeing Louis Tomlinson on stage with his bandmates, but last night he became solo when he took to the football pitch to make his debut for Doncaster Reserves against Rotherham United Reserves.

Thousands of fans made their way to the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster to see their idol, some as far from Mexico just to get a glimpse of the pop star, who hit the headlines when he signed as a non-contract player last August.

Tomlinson is in partnership with a local charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Money raised at the game went towards the hospice which was a great gesture from the part-time player.

The action - which fans that consisted mostly of teenage girls cared little about - was a drab affair. The game finished 0-0 with Tomlinson failing to make an impact after coming on as a substitute with half an hour left of the game, to massive squeals from his fan base at the ground.

The 22-year old was originally due to play in September for his hometown club, but was injured following a collision with Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor, then left the field to be sick in a charity match at Celtic Park in aid of the Stiliyan Petrov foundation.

Click here to see Tomlinson taking one for the team - enjoy.

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