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DRFC Season review - September

DRFC Season review - September

Continuing on with Rovers review of the season, their honeymoon period in the Championship was about to come to a grinding halt in September.


After a very creditable August where Rovers finished the month in seventh place an international break (something new for Rovers) would break up the momentum.

Rovers could feel very unlucky in their first game of the month away at Birmingham City.

The Blues were reduced to ten men after Medhi Nafti was sent off in the first half hour for a two footed tackle on James Coppinger.

Rovers dominated for long periods and the home side owed a lot to keeper Maik Taylor for keeping them in the game.

City won the game courtesy of a Cameron Jerome goal in the first minute of the second half.

Rovers fans came away encouraged with the performance but disappointed with the result, something they was going to get used to before Christmas.

Rovers were quickly back in action when they hosted Charlton Athletic in midweek, this time an early goal from Andy Gray was enough to take all three points for the Addicks.

Next up came one of the poorest performances of the season at Bristol City, after a fairly even first half Rovers capitulated in the second half and Rovers old boy Michael McIndoe was to be at the heart of the damage.

McIndoe opened the scoring from the penalty spot early in the half and by the time he added his second sixteen minutes later Rovers had conceded four.

Richie Wellens had given Rovers a little hope when he scored to make it 3-1 but McIndoe`s second finished the game off.

Southampton were the next to visit the Keepmoat and once again Rovers were undone by a bit of bad luck and their inability to find the back of the net.

Rovers once again dominated and Jason Price missed Rovers best chance when hitting his shot straight at the keeper when one on one in the first five minutes.

Southampton made the breakthrough when Matt Mills turned through his own net against one of his former clubs early in the second half.

The lead was soon doubled when a harshly awarded penalty for a foul by Richie Wellens allowed Andrew Surman to score from the spot.

The win could have been even bigger had Surman converted another penalty late on, this time Sullivan went the right way to save from the Saints midfielder.

The month finished with the first South Yorkshire derby of the season, Rovers welcomed Sheffield United to the Keepmoat.

Once again Rovers played well but failed to put away their chances, lady luck was clearly not on Rovers side and for the second game in a row they fell behind to an own goal.

This time Gareth Roberts hammered the ball into his own net when he hastily tried to clear when not under a great deal of pressure.

The game was all over on the hour mark when Stephen Quinn doubled the lead.

A terrible month for Rovers which saw them lose all five games they played and drop from seventh place to the last relegation place in twenty second position.

Could October get any better or were we witnessing the start of things to come?

The review of October will follow next week.




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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Friday June 12 2009
Time: 3:34PM

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The review for September sounds the same when we get to October and November!!!
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12/06/2009 19:54:00
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