AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

There are many reasons to like AFC Wimbledon as a club, but there plenty to dislike it as an away day; chiefly you can’t see a bloody thing from the away terrace, and not since Kingstonian were primary tenants have Rovers really performed at Kingsmeadow. Continue reading “AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”

Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

After Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe, Grant McCann promised to freshen things up for the trip to Shrewsbury Town and there were three changes, one of them being for the injured Herbie Kane. Sadly Rovers seemed anything but fresh in a dismal first half; they were lethargic and ponderous instead. Continue reading “Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”

Scunthorpe United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Scunthorpe United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

You’d have been forgiven for thinking we were in the delights of spring at the sun drenched Glanford Park on Saturday lunchtime. Rovers clearly wanted to make hay while the sun shone, as they started brightly in the first half. Continue reading “Scunthorpe United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”

Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Crystal Palace: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Crystal Palace: 250 word match report

Had this match been played out exclusively in the parts of the pitch that weren’t penalty area Rovers could be hugely satisfied, having moved the ball with a confidence that belied the divisional gap. But football doesn’t work that way and in the two 18-yard-boxes the clinical difference told; despite winning a dozen corners Rovers failed to test Wayne Hennessey, Palace were ruthless. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Crystal Palace: 250 word match report”

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”