Bradford City 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Bradford City 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

There was no repeat of the season’s earlier Valley Parade cup heroics for Rovers, who came into the game desperately needing to break their losing habit, but ultimately came up short in ways that felt all too familiar. Undone by two headers, whilst failing in front of goal on a day when several former players found the net for their new clubs. Continue reading “Bradford City 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”

Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

It’s been positive start to the season for Rovers, which has in turn brought a surreal matchday optimism to the Keepmoat. For most of us this has been a novel, and rather pleasant, paradigm shift, following the relentless dread and anguish that has plagued recent years. But do remember to spare a thought for those among us for whom such joys bring nothing but grey clouds. Continue reading “Reasons to be cheerful”

Doncaster Rovers 3-2 Barnet: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 3-2 Barnet: 250 word match report

It’s tempting to focus on another bizarre Trevor Kettle performance – epitomised by his second half decision to stop play mid-Rovers attack, wait two minutes, then award a dropball – but it would be unjust to let him overshadow what was actually an enthralling contest. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 3-2 Barnet: 250 word match report”

Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Cambridge United: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Cambridge United: 250 word match report

Not wanting to repeat Saturday’s disappointment, Rovers were bright and purposeful from the off against a physical but ultimately lacklustre Cambridge. However, when John Marquis went down easily on eight minutes for a penalty he then failed to convert it seemed the footballing Gods still intent on having fun at Rovers’ expense. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Cambridge United: 250 word match report”

Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Millwall; 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Millwall; 250 word match report

Rovers went into this fixture low on confidence, in dire need of breaking their losing habit. Six minutes later, Paul Keegan delivered a perfectly weighted back-header into the path of Millwall’s Steve Morison, who deftly chipped Thorsten Stuckmann to put the visitors ahead. It was the archetypally random sort of error that only happens when you’re on bad run. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Millwall; 250 word match report”

Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Gillingham; 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Gillingham; 250 word match report

A pre-match power-cut delivered a surreal warm up without music or announcements, during which Nathan Tyson and Harry Middleton both sustained injuries. When Rory Donnelly volleyed home Gillingham’s opener less than ten minutes in, one could be forgiven for thinking this wasn’t Rovers’ day. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Gillingham; 250 word match report”