Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Milton Keynes

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Milton Keynes

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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Wigan Athletic 2-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Wigan Athletic 2-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

The road to Wigan appeared daunting. Especially after back to back defeats to Rotherham; ordinarily you can ignore the B-team cheapened Papa John’s Trophy… but not when you’ve been tonked 6-0 by that lot down the road. 

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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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Accrington Stanley 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Accrington Stanley 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

After 18 terrible months, 18 months with no live football, no fans in stadiums, not being able to travel any further than your local shop let alone away, the prospect of a Tuesday night in Accrington felt like an all-expenses paid trip to a sun-drenched oasis.

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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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