Portsmouth 1-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Portsmouth 1-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Fratton Park is one of those places that is eternally described as, and feels like, ‘a tough place to go’. It’s hard to know why, especially as going into this fixture Rovers had only suffered one defeat in their five 21st century visits to Portsmouth. Still, despite the favourable history, this was a point any Doncastrian would’ve readily accepted before kick-off. Continue reading “Portsmouth 1-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Oldham Athletic: 700 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Oldham Athletic: 700 word match report

This was a cup tie, a dictionary definition of barnstormer. What felt like the whole of Oldham crammed in the Keepmoat Stadium North Stand; the wider vista bereft of red seats. The tie no-one wanted had gripped two towns and from the first whistle to the last there was a noise in your ears that didn’t relent.

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Wycombe Wanderers 3-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Wycombe Wanderers 3-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Rovers have never taken so much of a point away from Wycombe’s Adams Park, but when Tommy Rowe put them 2-0 up with twenty minutes left, it seemed they were certain to finally leave this corner of Buckinghamshire with the points. Continue reading “Wycombe Wanderers 3-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”

Preston North End 1-3 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Preston North End 1-3 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

High among your fellow townsfolk, all in song; arms aloft, fists clenched, scarves twirling in the floodlight air, whilst down below your team – every one of them beaming – celebrate humbling loftier opposition. How could anyone ever suggest there’s no magic left in the FA Cup? Continue reading “Preston North End 1-3 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”

Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Oxford United: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Oxford United: 250 word match report

Another match, another milestone for James Coppinger as the influential midfielder made his 600th Rovers appearance. On the 26th minute the stadium rose as one to applause his achievement and sing his name. Had this been a Hollywood production then it would’ve ended with Coppinger winning the match with a wonder goal, but alas this isn’t the movies, this is League One. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Oxford United: 250 word match report”