Doncaster Rovers 3-3 Blackpool: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers take a corner during the second half of their 0-0 draw with Gillingham at Keepmoat Stadium, August 2017

Football eh? How do I sum up this game when I don’t really understand what actually happened? 

Full of optimism we pitched up at the Keepmoat after last week’s superb win at Blackburn under the impression Rovers are, in fact, the best team in the world. However, football likes to kick you in the teeth.

Blackpool arrived having not lost in the league in Doncaster since 2004 and it was clear they were not planning on breaking that record any time soon.

I think it’s fair to say the opening quarter of the game wasn’t exactly thrilling with both teams cancelling each other out. Rovers played some neat football to no real threat on the Blackpool goal.

But, as is the case under Darren Ferguson, Rovers often pick something up out of nothing, and did so when Tommy Rowe’s effort went in off the back of Ryan Allsop. Celebrations began. Celebrations ended before I even had chance to sit down when Sean Longstaff stuck one in the top corner a minute later.

John Marquis sent Rovers in at the break in front, with an overhead kick and Rovers held onto the lead for 20 minutes!

Ollie Turton was then allowed the freedom of Doncaster to let rip from range and find the top corner again to make it 2-2.

Goal machine Alfie May came off the bench to make it 3-2. Could Rovers hold on?


One minute later Callum Cooke slotted home to share the points. Football. Bloody hell.

by Chris Donald

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