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DRFC - Rovers v Reading preview

DRFC - Rovers v Reading preview

Doncaster entertain Reading in a re arranged Championship match on Tuesday night hoping to get back to winning ways after Saturday`s disappointing home defeat to Birmingham City.

The game will be a landmark game for Royals boss Steve Coppell who will be a manager for the 1000th game in his career.

Form

Doncaster
Doncaster lost at home on Saturday 2-0 against promotion chaser Birmingham City, it was Rovers first home defeat this year.

Recent home form (last game first) LWWWWD

Reading
Reading`s promotion push has been faltering lately and they lost 1-0 at home against Ipswich Town on Saturday.
Last time out away they drew 2-2 at Plymouth Argyle.

Recent away form (last game first) DWDLLD

History

The two clubs have met sixteen times at Doncaster although this will be Reading`s first visit to the Keepmoat stadium.

Reading have been something of a bogey side to Doncaster throughout the years at Belle Vue with the visitors winning eight to Doncaster`s two with six being drawn.

Probably the most famous encounter between the two took place on the 25th September 1982 in an old Division Three fixture.

Kerry Dixon scored four goals for Reading and still ended on the losing side as Doncaster ran out 7-5 winners, Ian Snodin scored a first half hat trick for Rovers.

The game was part of a purple patch at Belle Vue with Rovers fans witnessing 32 goals in the space of four home games, firstly Rovers beat Exeter City 6-1, then Reading 7-5, lost to Wigan 6-3 and finished off with a 4-4 draw with Brentford.
The run of games sounded more like a tennis score than football, Rovers were unfortunately relegated alongside Reading at the end of the season.


Full history of results at Doncaster
1958/59 Doncaster 2-5 Reading
1966/67 Doncaster 0-2 Reading
1969/70 Doncaster 2-3 Reading
1970/71 Doncaster 2-0 Reading
1971/72 Doncaster 1-1 Reading
1972/73 Doncaster 0-2 Reading
1973/74 Doncaster 0-0 Reading
1974/75 Doncaster 1-1 Reading
1975/76 Doncaster 1-1 Reading
1977/78 Doncaster 2-2 Reading
1978/79 Doncaster 2-2 Reading
1981/82 Doncaster 0-1 Reading
1982/83 Doncaster 7-5 Reading
1983/84 Doncaster 2-3 Reading
1984/85 Doncaster 0-4 Reading
1985/86 Doncaster 0-1 Reading




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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday March 15 2009
Time: 9:42PM

Comments

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I was at those run of result games, definitely value for money!
dazza71
15/03/2009 21:48:00
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I was at those run of result games, definitely value for money!
dazza71
15/03/2009 21:48:00
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the good news is that even if you lose you are still comfortable in mid table.
bluemooner_mcfc
16/03/2009 19:58:00
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the good news is that even if you lose you are still comfortable in mid table.
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16/03/2009 19:58:00
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