Doncaster Rovers versus Crewe Alexandra. Or the two baldest men in the universe fighting over the world’s smallest comb. For both clubs, this season has been an absolute shambles throughout. And yet, we couldn’t both lose this one…
Rovers had the better of the earlier exchanges with John Bostock, Matt Smith and Adam Clayton running things in midfield and Josn Martin and Aidan Barlow industrious on the wings. But it was Rovers’ stalwart and captain Tommy Rowe who made the breakthrough ten minutes in, with a typically sweetly struck effort from outside the box after a Crewe defender had aimlessly kicked the ball about 40 feet in the air. Crewe’s defence were bystanders for that goal, and they remained static until the final whistle upon which they were promptly relegated, along with the rest of their teammates.
Gary McSheffrey’s men continued to dominate the first half and after surviving Alex hitting the bar on the stroke of half time, never really looked like losing this game. This despite really looking like we were going to lose every other previous game in the last year or so.
Martin doubled Rovers lead with a well struck effort following a double save from keeper Dave Richards and from there it was a slow procession to inevitable victory as a united Rovers side managed to win a league game by a two-goal margin for only the second time this season.
In the end, this was a rare convincing victory. See you next season, Crewe.
by Rob Johnson