‘Sick as a Blackpool Donkey’ was a phrase I was hoping not to use, but once I saw Rovers line-up I knew it would appear somewhere. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Blackpool: 250 word match report”
After a positive league start, expectations were high for this trip to Scunthorpe – especially upon sight of the team-sheet with Tommy Rowe the only absentee from arguably the strongest possible Rovers XI. A pleasant change from resting players, which seems to be the norm these days, and clear ambition to go on a good old cup run. Continue reading “Scunthorpe United 1-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
September has come to an end, and the leaves are falling almost as fast as Rovers’ league placing; time for another episode of the Doncaster Rovers podcast that doesn’t feel the need to tell you it’s your favourite Doncaster Rovers podcast, podular STAND. Continue reading “podular STAND podcast: the Arsenal episode”
Ten minutes in I feared a hiding. Ian Lawlor had already been called upon to make two smart saves, and a bloke behind me had just decreed two consecutive Rovers touches in Arsenal’s half of the field worthy of a song and dance. Continue reading “Arsenal 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
Going into Rovers’ first round League Cup tie against Bradford City, I must admit I had low expectations. However, a bright and spritely start quickly quelled my fears. Continue reading “Bradford City 2-3 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
After Saturday’s 3-2 reverse at Accrington, supporters may wonder when Rovers precipitous descent through English football might end. This unfortunate EFL Cup defeat against Nottingham Forest thankfully offered hints that better times might be ahead. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Nottingham Forest: 250 word match report”
Rovers welcomed Championship pace setters Ipswich Town to the Keepmoat Stadium for a League Cup tie that presented the opportunity to test themselves against loftier opposition. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 1-4 Ipswich Town: 250 word match report”
This cup tie started scrappily with both sides looking to stamp their authority on the game in the early stages. Ten minutes in Leeds started to get on top and on 15 minutes were rewarded as Mirco Antenucci’s effort was parried, but Lewis Cook pounced to make it 1-0. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Leeds United: 250 word match report”
Craven Cottage is a lush away day. It’s got heritage, tradition, good burgers and it’s ten minutes away from my missus’ house. After a win at the weekend and with the memory of Watford away still fresh, I had high hopes for this one.
First half was one to forget, it was stale but we could have easily gone in three down. This was due to a frail defence and a lone striker acting like a dog fetching sticks. If Fulham had a little more panache the game would have been over after the first thirty minutes.
During the second half break Paul Dickov must have read my article advising that we play two upfront and get Forrester involved, because low and behold Theo Robinson came on for Richie Wellens and Harry Forrester replaced Kyle Bennett, who I hadn’t even realised was on the pitch. Coincidence?
Cue second half revival. The boys passed the ball with an eye on making chances. Nice triangle passing in and around the box before Coppinger netted and we were on for a comeback. Robinson received a luscious ball at the back post that was intercepted by a Fulham hand. Penalty awarded. Penalty squandered. Good save, but weak penalty.
It was a match of two halves, they deserved to be two up in first half, we deserved to score two in second, but that’s football. Tyson off in injury time, think it was a head injury. Coppinger man of the match by a country mile.
by Jack Peat
A cup upset in name, but not in character. Rovers, confident in attack and cool and collected to a man, brushed Watford aside as they eased into the League Cup third round. Continue reading “Watford 1-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”