Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Carlisle United: 250 word match report

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Carlisle United: 250 word match report

Six days can be a long time in football, especially at this time of the season. Jeered off after a Boxing Day battering at Tranmere, Rovers earned a standing ovation on New Year’s Day after beating in-form Carlisle United 2-1. It was perhaps Rovers’ best display of the season to date.

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Carlisle United 3-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Carlisle United 3-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

In the dark rain of 6am you leave the house, clutching your scarf and convincing yourself today it’ll be better. By 2.57pm, you’ve had some beers, a beach ball bounces round the away end, the guy next to you is brandishing a gnome. Optimism abounds.

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Carlisle United 2-1 Doncaster Rovers; 250 word match report

Carlisle United 2-1 Doncaster Rovers; 250 word match report

Rovers faced a tough trip to Carlisle on a cold Cumbrian evening.  Valentine’s night meant we all really should have been somewhere else but ‘love conquers all.’  James Coppinger returned though Andy Butler dropped out for Craig Alcock. Continue reading “Carlisle United 2-1 Doncaster Rovers; 250 word match report”

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

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

It was a night when the emerging themes of the season were repeated. Missed penalties; magnificent James Coppinger and shaky defence when under pressure. Carlisle are a good side and it is no surprise they remain undefeated. Well organised at the back, solid going forward and using the full width of the pitch. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Carlisle United: 250 word match report”