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DRFC Brentford v Doncaster Rovers Preview

Brentford welcome Doncaster Rovers to Griffin Park for a FA Cup third round tie on Saturday.

Form


Brentford
Brentford held second placed Charlton to a 1-1 draw at home on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Bees have enjoyed a decent December losing just one of their six games, they have beat Colchester and drawn with both Leeds and Charlton at home.

They are currently sat in eleventh place in League One.

In the first round they beat Gateshead in a replay 5-2 at home after being held to a 2-2 draw away.

In the second round they defeated fellow League One side Walsall 1-0 at home.

Recent home form: DdWWDW

Doncaster
The Rovers have enjoyed a good December winning four of their five games played.

Their Bank Holiday Monday game with Leicester City at home fell to the freezing conditions.

In their last game, they lost 1-0 at Coventry City after conceding a late penalty.

Recent away form: LWWLLL


History

The two sides have met 25 times at Griffin Park with Brentford having the slight edge winning ten to Rovers seven.

Rovers are in good form at Griffin Park losing on only one of their last eight visits.

The two sides have only met once previously in the FA Cup and it was as recent as 2006.

Rovers won 1-0 thanks to a first half goal by Lewis Guy but the game will probably be best remembered for the goal that wasn`t given.

Mark McCammon stooped low to head in from close range, the ball went through a hole in the back of the net and behind the goal. To the astonishment of the Rovers players the referee failed to see this and gave a goal kick.

Last ten meetings at Brentford (League unless stated)

1981/82 Brentford 2-2 Doncaster
1982/83 Brentford 1-0 Doncaster
1984/85 Brentford 1-1 Doncaster
1985/86 Brentford 1-3 Doncaster
1986/87 Brentford 1-1 Doncaster
1987/88 Brentford 1-1 Doncaster
2004/05 Brentford 4-3 Doncaster
2005/06 Brentford 0-1 Doncaster
2006/07 Brentford 0-1 Doncaster FA Cup
2006/07 Brentford 0-4 Doncaster

Betting (Odds supplied by Betfair.com)

Match Betting
Brentford 2/1
Draw 5/2
Doncaster 6/4

To win FA Cup outright

Brentford 999/1
Doncaster 559/1



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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday December 31 2009
Time: 12:00PM

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Brentford are playing well at home and the pitch will not help Donny.
dazza71
29/12/2009 14:14:00
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Probably be a harder game than when they was both League One sides in 2006.
King Billy
29/12/2009 14:15:00
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I was at the game with the McCammon no goal, what I couldn't beleieve was there was hardly any complaints from the Rovers players.
DonnyEd
29/12/2009 14:17:00
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