Doncaster Rovers - DRFC - Rovers unlucky in first Masters
UK time is: 22:38:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

DRFC - Rovers unlucky in first Masters

Doncaster Rovers failed to get past the group stage in Saturday`s Yorkshire Masters.

The tournament which is played between ex players of each club who are a minimum of 35 years of age.

Only Lee Butler of Rovers nine man squad had previous masters experience, Rovers assistant manager Richard O`Kelly was the oldest player at 52.

The six side Yorkshire Masters was split into two groups with Leeds United, Barnsley and Hull City in group 1 and Doncaster Rovers, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday in group 2.
The winners of each group would meet in the final.

Barnsley and Hull City kicked the night off in Leeds group with Barnsley winning 2-1.
Doncaster played their first game next against Sheffield Wednesday.

The Rovers made the worst possible start with Wednesday scoring within the first thirty seconds.
Despite two goal from Leo Fortune West, Rovers were never in contention and Wednesday ran out easy 5-2 winners.

In the next group 1 game Leeds drew 2-2 with Hull City to end any hopes of City progressing.

Rovers were back in action again in the next game, this time up against Sheffield United.

Rovers made the perfect start with a goal in the first minute. Gary Brabin rolled back the years with a familiar crunching tackle on Carl Bradshaw and was in the right place to pick up the rebound and fire Rovers into the lead.

The lead was doubled when Russ Wilcox scored for Rovers.

United got back into the game and made it 2-2, with the seconds running down, granddad of the side O`Kelly picked up the ball just inside the United half before firing in from range to give Rovers victory.

The last game in group 1 saw Leeds need a victory over Barnsley to progress to the final.
Barnsley booked their place in the final with a 3-2 victory.

The last game in group 2 was between the two Sheffield sides, Rovers were as good as out after losing their opening game heavily to Wednesday.

The Owls booked their place in the final with a comprehensive 4-1 win over their near neighbours.

In a very tight final between Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday the scores finished 2-2.
The champions were decided by a penalty shoot out, Efan Ekoku missed the only penalty for Wednesday to hand the title to Barnsley.

Lee Butler, Russ Wilcox, Sean Parrish, Leo Fortune-West, Gary Brabin, Steve Gaughan, John Doolan, Mark Sale, Richard O`Kelly

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 .

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

For the very latest Championship odds

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

The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 19 2009

Time: 11:10AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
You could see the difference between the players who had played in it before and those that hadn't.
Report Abuse
19/07/2009 19:32:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

Archived Doncaster Rovers Articles

List All Vital Donny Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. 1879Rovers 7
2. Dblido 3

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Oldham 11 1 8 2 -4 11
19. Shrewsbury 11 3 2 6 -4 11
20. Scunthorpe 11 3 2 6 -4 11
21. Doncaster 11 2 5 4 -5 11
22. Blackpool 11 3 2 6 -8 11
23. Fleetwood 11 2 3 6 -5 9
24. Crewe 11 1 3 7 -9 6

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

JPT - Crawley v Southend
Southend : 05/10/2015 21:24:01
Brown - The Best Team Lost
Southend : 05/10/2015 21:20:01
JPT - Rochdale v Chesterfield
Rochdale : 05/10/2015 20:52:01
JPT - Vale v Blackpool
Port Vale : 05/10/2015 20:48:00
JPT - Gills v Luton
Gillingham : 05/10/2015 20:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How do you think Rovers will do against York?
Suggested By:  
Win in normal time 50%
Lose in normal time 30%
Win on penalties 10%
Lose on penalties 10%