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DRFC - Rovers v Birmingham preview

DRFC - Rovers v Birmingham preview

Doncaster entertain promotion chasers Birmingham City in a Saturday tea time Sky TV clash.


Form

Doncaster
Doncaster won in midweek 2-0 against Qpr and now sit firmly in mid table and have almost secured their place in the Championship for next season, it`s a remarkable turn around in the second half of the season after Rovers were rock bottom at Christmas and looking almost certain to be returning to League One next season, they are now only eight points of the play off positions.

Recent home form (last game first) WWWWDW

Birmingham
The Blues continue to stutter at the top end of the table, on Tuesday night they scrambled a 1-1 draw at relegation threatened Barnsley.
It`s now seven away games since they last won.

Recent away form (last game first) DLDLDL


History
The two clubs have only ever met seven times at Doncaster with both sides winning three games a piece, it will be Birmingham`s first visit to the Keepmoat Stadium in fact the last time they came to Doncaster was at he end of the 1954/55 season when Birmingham won 5-1.

When the two clubs met at St Andrews earlier in the season Nafti was sent off for the home side in the first twenty five minutes.
Doncaster dominated the game for long periods but came away with nothing after Cameron Jerome scored the only goal of the game in the opening seconds of the second half.

History of results at Doncaster
1902/03 Doncaster 1-0 Small Heath
1947/48 Doncaster 0-0 Birmingham
1950/51 Doncaster 0-1 Birmingham
1951/52 Doncaster 0-5 Birmingham
1952/53 Doncaster 1-0 Birmingham
1953/54 Doncaster 3-1 Birmingham
1954/55 Doncaster 1-5 Birmingham




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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday March 12 2009
Time: 9:11PM

Comments

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We have a fantastic record when we have appeared live on Sky.
dazza71
12/03/2009 21:14:00
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We have a fantastic record when we have appeared live on Sky.
dazza71
12/03/2009 21:14:00
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After match comment - well that record went and so did you promotion hopes me thinks. Good luck though - would like to come back on here and say sorry if you make the play-offs.
Thaibluefan
15/03/2009 06:33:00
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After match comment - well that record went and so did you promotion hopes me thinks. Good luck though - would like to come back on here and say sorry if you make the play-offs.
Thaibluefan
15/03/2009 06:33:00
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