Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

DRFC - Season review November

DRFC - Season review November

Doncaster Rovers went into November hoping to finally be able to find the back of the net after another frustrating month in front of goal left them firmly in the relegation zone.

Rovers went into the month bottom of the table and hadn`t tasted a win since back in August when the triumphed over Coventry City.

They started the month with a hard fought point against Swansea City at the Keepmoat, once again Rovers couldn`t find the net in a goalless draw.

Another South Yorkshire derby was next up for Rovers and once again they outplayed local rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough without coming home with anything to show for it.

Wednesday won the game with a goal just before half time by Leon Clarke.

Rovers made chance after chance but once again failed to convert any of them.

Rovers next game was a Saturday evening match in front of the Sky TV cameras against Ipswich Town.

Home fans were clinging to any hope by this time and the fact Rovers have a good record in front of the cameras gave them renewed optimism.

It worked as on loan defender Shelton Martis headed the only goal of the game for Rovers in the first half.

A hard trip to Burnley was next up for Rovers, their chances were greatened when Steve Thompson was sent off for the Clarets on the half hour but once again despite dominating for long periods Rovers could only come away with a point in a goalless draw.

Rovers entertained Nottingham Forest on the Tuesday night in a game between the bottom two, despite sounding like a broken record it was the same old story for Rovers who had to settle for another point in their third goalless draw of the month.

Rovers moved to solve their goal scoring problems and signed striker Steve Brooker on loan from Bristol City.

Brooker went straight into the squad for the away game at Watford, it was the same old story with Rovers creating the better opportunities without finding the net and Rovers luck was summed up early in the game when a Richie Wellens effort somehow stayed out after hitting both post and crossbar.

Rovers trailed to a Tommy Smith first half effort when fans finally got the wish they had been waiting for all season.

Within five minutes of his introduction to the game Steve Brooker smashed Rovers level. The game finished 1-1 and Rovers finished the month still rooted to the bottom of the Division.

Fans renewed optimism was to be short lived though when Brooker suffered an injury in training in midweek which would cut short his loan spell at the club.

Who was going to find the goals to take Rovers away from the relegation zone?

The review of December will follow next week.




Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .




For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Friday June 26 2009
Time: 3:06PM

Comments

0
Another frustrating month made even worse when Brooker got injured. I still can't put my finger on why our luck changed but it seemed to be around the same time Martin Woods, John Spicer and Heffs got a regular run in the side.
dazza71
26/06/2009 15:15:00
0
How has Matt Mills done for you since he left Colchester?
Matt_Us
27/06/2009 01:08:00
0
Very well, the fact clubs are being linked with him for around £2.5 million says it all.
dazza71
27/06/2009 15:24:00
0
Talk about living in the ******** past, how about something from when you were covered in glory, oh thats right the best thing you have been covered in is bird ***** in the terraces.
KatieDawson
29/06/2009 06:49:00
0
????? Must be the time of month for Katie!!!
dazza71
29/06/2009 15:14:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

DRFC Former Manager Joins Swansea City

Former Doncaster Rovers manager Brian Flynn has joined Premier League side Swansea City as a scout.

DRFC Mandeville Shortlisted For PFA Fans Award

Doncaster Rovers striker Liam Mandeville is on the shortlist for the PFA Fans' Player of the Month in the Sky Bet League Two for November

500,000+ Season Tickets Sold In 2016/17

More than 500,000 Season Tickets were sold in the Football League pyramid for the 2016/17 season.

DRFC Stevenage v Doncaster Rovers Team News

Team news ahead of the game

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Rovers will do against Stevenage?
Suggested By:
Win38%
Lose25%
Draw37%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Carlisle 19 10 8 1 38 14
2 Plymouth 19 12 2 5 38 8
3 Doncaster 18 11 3 4 36 13
4 Portsmouth 19 9 4 6 31 12
5 Luton 19 8 7 4 31 10
6 Wycombe 19 8 4 7 28 1
7 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 27 11
8 Barnet 19 6 9 4 27 0
9 Grimsby 19 7 5 7 26 2
10 Crewe 19 6 8 5 26 -3
11 Cambridge 19 7 4 8 25 -2
12 Mansfield 19 6 7 6 25 -4
13 Yeovil 18 7 4 7 25 -4
14 Stevenage 17 7 3 7 24 0
15 Colchester 19 6 5 8 23 1
16 Crawley 18 6 5 7 23 -6
17 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
18 Hartlepool 19 5 7 7 22 -4
19 Notts County 19 6 4 9 22 -8
20 Accrington 19 5 6 8 21 -5
21 Exeter 19 6 2 11 20 -5
22 Leyton Orient 19 5 3 11 18 -5
23 Cheltenham 19 3 9 7 18 -8
24 Newport 18 4 5 9 17 -5
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 17 2016 12:30PM : Grimsby Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 31 2016 12:15PM : Mansfield Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Stevenage (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers1
The Vital Football Members League