Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

Rovers drop points in Huddersfield

Rovers drop points in Huddersfield

League One side Doncaster Rovers saw yet another poor result damage their hopes of automatic promotion.

Rovers didn't start well in their league one encounter with Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield and fell behind to a Robbie Williams goal after only 6 and a half minutes.

With Rovers losing the battle on the field, manager Sean O'Driscoll risked everything to make a double substitution, bringing on the two big men Mark McCammon and Gareth Taylor to replace Paul Heffernan and Jason Price 5 minutes before the half time break.

The risk paid off in the 52nd minute when January signing Gareth Taylor put Rovers back level converting Paul Greens cross.

Less than 10 minutes after equalizing, Rovers appeared to have thrown any chance of getting anything out of the game when on loan defender Matt Mills was sent off for denying a goal scoring opportunity. To make things worse Huddersfield re-took the lead with Andy Holdsworth scoring a stunning free kick.

Rovers managed to salvage a point from the match thanks to midfielder Paul Green. Green leveled the scores in the 84th minute with a strike from the right hand side of the penalty box.

Neither side went onto score a winner but with Carlisle collecting all 3 points, Rovers have it all to do if they are to finish in the top two.

Writer:Chris-VitalDoncaster
Date:Saturday April 5 2008
Time: 5:33PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua v Klitschko?

Comments

0
Seems like the train has come off the rails......
Tiny T
05/04/2008 17:59:00
0
town deserved to win couls and should have been 4 -0 at half time
Town Fan 82
05/04/2008 19:05:00
0
you should be grateful of a point, i'm sure you'll agree with me when i say you were very much off colour today, we deserved to 3 points more
real giant terrier
05/04/2008 20:32:00
0
With Carlisle 5 points in front with a game in hand, we can forget about automatic promotion. Five points from 5 games is not good enough at this end of the season. I'm more worried about Forest and Southend catching us.
temaze10
05/04/2008 23:50:00
0
At least guaranteed of a play off place. Its not over yet though Carlisle's next two games are Swansea at home and Leeds away.
dazza71
06/04/2008 10:08:00
0
Was always going to be a tough game for you but you are still in with a shout at automatic!
will it ever happen
24/04/2008 09:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

Stats: Doncaster Rovers v Carlisle United

All the stats from Doncaster Rovers (2) vs (2) Carlisle United, Keepmoat, 27/09/16 7.45pm Att: 4,773

DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Carlisle United Line-ups

Line-ups for the game this evening

DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Carlisle United - Match Officials

Ross Joyce will take charge of the clash between Doncaster Rovers and Carlisle United.

DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Carlisle United - History

Vital Doncaster looks at the head-to-head record against Carlisle United over the years

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the match v Carlisle?
Suggested By:
Marosi0%
Blair0%
Butler0%
Wright0%
Evina0%
Houghton0%
Calder0%
Coppinger0%
Williams0%
Marquis100%
Rowe0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Plymouth 10 7 1 2 22 6
2 Luton 10 5 2 3 17 8
3 Doncaster 10 5 2 3 17 7
4 Portsmouth 10 5 2 3 17 7
5 Notts County 10 5 2 3 17 3
6 Grimsby 10 5 1 4 16 3
7 Carlisle 10 3 7 0 16 3
8 Crewe 10 4 4 2 16 0
9 Morecambe 10 5 1 4 16 -2
10 Colchester 10 4 3 3 15 2
11 Accrington 10 4 3 3 15 1
12 Crawley 10 4 3 3 15 -1
13 Blackpool 10 3 4 3 13 4
14 Mansfield 10 3 4 3 13 -1
15 Hartlepool 10 2 6 2 12 -4
16 Leyton Orient 10 3 2 5 11 -2
17 Barnet 9 2 5 2 11 -2
18 Stevenage 10 3 2 5 11 -3
19 Wycombe 10 3 2 5 11 -3
20 Yeovil 10 3 1 6 10 -5
21 Cambridge 10 2 3 5 9 -6
22 Exeter 10 3 0 7 9 -7
23 Cheltenham 10 1 5 4 8 -3
24 Newport 9 1 3 5 6 -5
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Portsmouth (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Barnet (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Colchester United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Blackpool (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 12 2016 3:00PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers22
2.DonnyEd3
3.kmbrbels012