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DRFC Ipswich Town v Doncaster Rovers Preview

Ipswich Town and Doncaster Rovers meet at Portman Road on Saturday with both clubs sat comfortably in mid table.

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Ipswich
Last time out last Saturday they was beaten 3-0 at promotion chasing Nottingham Forest.

In their last home game they beat Reading 2-1 with former Doncaster defender Matt Mills getting sent off for the Royals.

So far this season at home they have won eight, drawn ten and lost three.

Recent home form: WLWWWd

Doncaster
Rovers have found life difficult since the loss of leading goalscorer Billy Sharp through injury and have lost their last three games in his absence.

Last time out they were unlucky to lose 3-2 at home against West Brom who clinched promotion with the victory.

Lat time out on their travels they lost 2-0 at play off chasing Blackpool.

So far this season away they have won six, drawn six and lost nine.

Recent away form: LWWDWL

History

The two sides have only ever met on eight occasions with Doncaster winning three, Ipswich two and three draws.

Rovers recorded their first ever victory at Portman Road last season when Gareth Roberts, Paul Heffernan and James Hayter scored for Rovers.

When the two sides met at the Keepmoat earlier in the season they shared the points in a six-goal thriller.

Rovers led thanks to an early goal from Waide Fairhurst but the game sprung into life inside the final twenty-five minutes.

Joe Colbeck equalised for the visitors on 66 minutes, only for Martin Woods to put Rovers back into the lead again on 74 minutes.

Tamas Priskin equalised for a second time for the visitors and within minutes Lee Martin fired them ahead for the first time.

Quinton Fortune earned Rovers a point with a stunning 25 yard effort with just six minutes remaining.

Full history of games (League unless stated)
1954/55 Ipswich 5-1 Doncaster
1954/55 Doncaster 1-1 Ipswich
1957/58 Ipswich 2-0 Doncaster
1957/58 Doncaster 1-1 Ipswich
2004/05 Doncaster 2-0 Ipswich League Cup
2008/09 Doncaster 1-0 Ipswich
2008/09 Ipswich 1-3 Doncaster
2009/10 Doncaster 3-3 Ipswich



Betting (odds supplied by Betfair.com)

Match Betting

Ipswich Evens
Draw 12/5
Doncaster 7/2



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Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 15 2010

Time: 7:55PM

Your Comments

With nothing to play for a repeat of the game at the Keepmoat wouldn't be bad.
dazza71
I was shocked to see Ipswich had climbed to 13th in the table, well done to the chairman by sticking by Roy Keane in difficult times when it could have been quite easy to get rid of him.
DonnyEd
 

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