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”
I’m a complicated soul; I like orange juice but not oranges; dark beer but not Guinness, and though I consider Rotherham our biggest rivals, anticipate games against Scunthorpe more eagerly. So after flogging fanzines in the sort of wind that would have had Captain Scott deciding on a duvet day, I was grateful for the warming sensation that came with rattling in two early goals against the daft metallic bastards. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Scunthorpe United: 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”
Scunthorpe United run out to Sham 69’s If The Kids Are United. However, they ended this game divided, shattered and broken as Rovers somehow salvaged a point. Continue reading “Scunthorpe United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
Doncaster Rovers produced an excellent display to overcome Scunthorpe United in a pulsating FA Cup tie. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Scunthorpe United: 250 word match report”
Darren Ferguson said that this ridiculously named M180 derby would ‘take care of itself.’ In many ways, he was right; Scunthorpe scored once and that was enough for three points – as it is for most teams at the moment. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Scunthorpe United: 250 word match report”
As far as Boxing Day fixtures go, Rovers vs Scunthorpe shaped up to be a late Christmas cracker for the locals. Instead, it was more like the poor joke you get inside. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Scunthorpe United; 250 word match report”
I offered to write this before I knew my view of the left flank would be obscured by an iron girder, so can only imagine what Reece Wabara did in the first half.
Eight minutes in Rovers’ second corner was celebrated enthusiastically by the travelling support, who let off a smoke bomb. I always think corner number five is the one worth getting worked up about, myself.
On twenty minutes a scramble in the Scunthorpe box saw an effort by Harry Forrester blocked, hooked clear and suddenly Rovers were outnumbered at the back, however Jed Steer made a breathtakingly good save, full-length to his right.
Shortly after, in worryingly similar style, one pass unlocked Rovers’ defence, one turn lost three defenders and Rory Fallon’s accurate daisy-cutter nestled in the bottom corner. It wasn’t totally undeserved.
Rovers soon woke up and when Scunthorpe failed to clear a corner Jamie Coppinger swivelled and hooked home in super slow-motion to equalise. Behind the girder I imagine Dickov and Horton celebrated with some tag-team break-dancing.
Into the second half and Furman won a crunching tackle in the middle, drove forward and played a perfectly weighted pass for Tyson who finished like Thierry Henry.
Rovers dominated for the remainder, but Scunthorpe still produced one or two heart in mouth moments highlighting that defensively we are still frail. Overall, a deserved victory, with some outstanding individual displays and neat one touch football to get excited about. Marc de Val is ace and, today, so was Furman.
by Dan Jennings