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.
August. That was the last time I saw Rovers score a goal away from home. Eight whole months since I last had cause to lift myself from an unfamiliar stadium seat for anything other than a fellow fan going for a piss. Continue reading “Oldham Athletic 0-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
Richie Wellens returned to the Keepmoat in a managerial capacity and his Oldham Athletic side boasted a refreshingly attacking outlook, resulting in an expansive and compelling first half. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Oldham Athletic: 250 word match report”
Rovers, perhaps, demonstrated the extent of their ambition in the FA cup with only three players from the previous week keeping their place, but while it was a welcome relief to see names like Craig Alcock and Marko Marosi back on the teamsheet, the players’ unfamiliarity with each other was all too apparent. Continue reading “Oldham Athletic 2-1 Doncaster Rovers; 250 word match report”
Oldham away, in the middle of winter. Is there anything more League One than that? Continue reading “Oldham Athletic 1-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
Rob Jones’s debut home outing as Rovers manager brought a fresh air of optimism to the Keepmoat; the contest against fellow caretaker David Dunn’s Oldham certainly seeming winnable given their 5-1 drubbing the week before. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Oldham Athletic: 250 word match report”
Rovers battled back in a game befitting the conditions to grab a share of the spoils at Oldham.
I’m sure Oldham fans will point to Joseph Mills’ sending off as a turning point, but in truth replacing a scarecrow with two forwards willing to make runs and show for the ball provided the catalyst. Continue reading “Oldham Athletic 2-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
As anyone who’s watched football for the majority of their life will testify, there are good games and there are bad games. And, as anyone who’s watched Rovers for most of the season so far will argue, this is nonsense. There are terrible games too. Continue reading “Oldham Athletic 0-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
Dismal. Dire. Yep, Doncaster are at home. Whatever it is that’s enabled Rovers to become invincible on the road – winning four games from four – yet again fizzled and dissolved away when it came into contact with the kryptonite soaked pitch of the Keepmoat. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Oldham Athletic: 250 word match report”