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DRFC - Rovers record best finish in 52 years

Doncaster Rovers completed their first season in the Championship since 1958 with a narrow defeat at champions Wolves but fans will remember an up and down season with lots of memorable moments along the way.

Rovers finished the season in 14th place, their highest finish since finishing 13th in the old/old Division Two in 1956/57.

Rovers started the season with a fantastic win at Derby County thanks to a goal from Lewis Guy. Things started quite well with two wins and a draw from their first four games.

This was however followed by a run of ten defeats and two draws from their next twelve games.

At Christmas many were predicting that Rovers would be going down, they had played some good football in the first half of the season, and a number of poor refereeing decisions, late conceded goals along with the inability to score goals had been the major downfall.

The luck finally changed on Boxing Day when Doncaster travelled to Nottingham Forest and beat their fellow strugglers 4-2.
On top of the display and finally finding the net more than once for the first time in the season in a game, Martin Woods scored one of the top five goals in the Football League in 2008 (voted by the viewers of Sky Sports Soccer am show).

The win against Forest was quickly followed by a home victory over promotion chasing Burnley and the climb up the table was on.

In the season Rovers were to record a number of first`s along the way.
Rovers won their first ever games at Derby County, Southampton, Sheffield United, Blackpool, Charlton and Ipswich Town as well as beating Sheffield Wednesday at home for the first time in their history. They also recorded their first ever double over Derby County a team that was playing Premiership football the previous season.

Rovers secured safety in the Division with a 3-0 victory at Plymouth with two games remaining, although the final point`s total of the team finishing in 22nd place, Rovers were safe after their win over QPR in early March.

An enjoyable season back in the Championship after fifty years, now Rovers will be looking to make progress on this season and push for a Play off place at least in 2009/10.

It`s not beyond the unthinkable when you think what we have already achieved this century.



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Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 4 2009

Time: 12:01PM

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Fantastic first season especially when you think where they was at christmas
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Fantastic first season especially when you think where they was at christmas
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