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DRFC - Season review 2008/09 March

DRFC - Season review 2008/09 March

Rovers went into March on the back of another impressive month in February.

Sean O`Driscoll was somehow once again looked over for the manager of the month despite the club winning four out of five games, they now sat nicely ten points above the relegation zone.

Rovers started the month with a midweek trip to the capital to play Charlton Athletic, in dreadful conditions Rovers kept up their good form with a 2-1 victory.

James Coppinger opened the scoring with a well taken goal and Brian Stock wrapped up the game with a penalty inside the final fifteen minutes.

Rovers were brought back down to earth with a bump on the Saturday, Wales was proving something of an unhappy hunting ground.

After losing at Swansea a few weeks earlier Cardiff City ran out 3-0 easy winners.

Rovers were soon able to put the performance at Cardiff behind them with a midweek fixture at home against QPR.

A comical own goal by Damion Stewart gave Rovers the lead and the game was all over inside the first half hour when Paul Heffernan doubled the lead.

Rovers were at home again on the Saturday this time against promotion chasing Birmingham City in front of the live Sky TV cameras.

Birmingham packed out the midfield to try and nullify the threat of the Rovers midfielders.

Maik Taylor had an inspired game in the City goal and goals from Cameron Jerome and Hameur Bouazza inflicted Rovers first home defeat of 2009.

Rovers played their third home game in a week when they entertained another team pushing for automatic promotion, Reading on the Tuesday night.

Dave Kitson who had returned to Reading on loan after leaving to join Stoke City in the summer, scored the only goal of the game inside the last ten minutes to inflict back to back home defeats for Rovers.

Rovers travelled to the impressive Ricoh Arena on the Saturday to play Coventry City, a poor game was decided in the first half when an error from Neil Sullivan fell to City player David Bell who shot into an empty net from close to the half way line.

A poor month for Rovers saw them lose four out of five games, luckily the chasing pack below them had not been able to capitalise and they still sat 15th in the table eight points clear of the relegation zone.

With six games remaining Rovers fans felt another win which would take them through the fifty point barrier would be enough to ensure another season in the Championship.

The review of April will follow next week.




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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday July 23 2009
Time: 3:45PM

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A poor month, I was beginning to look over my shoulder again!
dazza71
23/07/2009 16:35:00
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That own goal was magic - Stewart and Cerny once again showing they were not reading the same book let alone on the same page! Long trip for I and many others, little reward. Nice ground though!
Boxer
23/07/2009 16:48:00
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