Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Lincoln City: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Lincoln City: 250 word match report

Statistics don’t always tell the full story of a game of football, but three shots on target between the two sides in the whole 90 minutes provides a pretty fair insight into an encounter sickeningly labelled by some on social media as the LNER derby. 

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Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Milton Keynes: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Milton Keynes: 250 word match report

On a cold damp miserable day, and the hangover of Ipswich still hanging heavy, even the most diehard fan could be forgiven for feeling less than optimistic. Opponents Milton Keynes Franchise sat third and boasted former Rover Max Watters – the kind of mobile forward we’ve been crying out for. 

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Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Portsmouth: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Portsmouth: 250 word match report

I don’t think many Rovers fans went into Saturday’s fixture with any feelings other than dread. A side yet to get a point against a side with a 100% win record, it felt like a battering – with a John Marquis goal to rub salt in the wound – was an inevitability.

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Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

The first half at Hillsborough was very even, if not edged by Rovers who probably should’ve had a penalty for a foul on Aiden Barlow, which, if given and scored, could have easily changed the complexion of the game.

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Doncaster Rovers 1-2 AFC Wimbledon: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 1-2 AFC Wimbledon: 250 word match report

After the upheaval Doncaster Rovers went through during the summer, it’s hardly surprising this performance was so incredibly disjointed. Only one player (Tom Anderson) had featured in the starting XI last season, and a pre-season filled with injury setbacks, Covid-19 cancellations and trialists galore was only ever going to lead to one thing; a squad that simply hasn’t had time to gel.

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Remembering the first time: Doncaster Rovers vs Bristol Rovers, October 1985

Remembering the first time: Doncaster Rovers vs Bristol Rovers, October 1985

As with all things Rovers I approached the writing of this article with the diligence it deserved. I’d planned on researching who actually played in the game, Rovers’ league position at the time, the attendance, the weather, John Buckley’s pre-match meal and so on.

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