UK time is: 17:13:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

DRFC Season review - February

We now move into February in our review of our season as Rovers enjoy mixed fortunes.

The month starts with the transfer window closing, Rover bring in defender Shelton Martis from West Brom on a three and a half year deal.

Rovers allow Quinton Fortune and Jack Wilson to leave the Keepmoat after their short term deals come to an end.

Rovers are finally shown live on the TV this season and probably wish they weren`t as they go down 2-1 at home to Reading.

Billy Sharp scores a late consolation penalty for Rovers after former defender Matt Mills handballs on the line, which sees him sent off on his first return to the Keepmoat.

Paul Heffernan joins League One side Bristol Rovers on loan for a month as he struggles to get a regular spot in the Doncaster side.

Rovers are quickly back in action when they travel to promotion chasing Leicester City and come away with a point in a 0-0 draw.

A solitary Billy Sharp goal gets Rovers back on the winning trail with a 1-0 home win over Nottingham Forest.

Rovers sign defender Elliott Ward on an emergency loan deal from Coventry for one month.

Ward becomes an instant hero with a spectacular overhead kick goal at Sheffield Wednesday to give Rovers the lead.

An own goal in the second half secures all three points for Rovers and their first ever win at Hillsborough in the league.

After two wins in a row Rovers put in a below standard performance and suffer a 2-1 defeat at Qpr.

Dean Shiels earns his first call up for Northern Ireland in two years for the forthcoming friendly against Albania.

Rovers come up against Leicester for the second time in the month and lose 1-0 to an early goal at the Keepmoat.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas joins Rovers on loan from Arsenal on an initial one-month loan deal.

Rovers drop more home points when they are held to a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

James Coppinger gives Rovers the lead in the first half and they miss a host of chances to secure the three points.

Palace equalised late on through Kieran Djilali to frustrate Rovers. It was made even worse deep into stoppage time when Jordan Mutch was clearly upended in the penalty box but somehow the referee and his assistant waved away the appeals.

The result sees Rovers finish the month in fourteenth place and safely in mid table.

Next week we are looking back at March when Rovers start thinking about a late push for the Play offs.


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 .


Bookmark and Share











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



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

The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 10 2010

Time: 8:40PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I must admit after the Reading game I was worried we might get dragged back into a rlegation dog fight.
DonnyEd
Report Abuse
10/07/2010 21:11:00

Will never forget the Elliott Ward goal at Hillsborough, poor quality.
1879Rovers
Report Abuse
12/07/2010 20:54:00

 

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. DonnyEd 28
2. 1879Rovers 23
3. Dblido 7
4. Jaclin 4
5. ujhn9 3
6. ujhn10 3
7. khlcys01 2

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Chesterfield 38 15 9 14 6 54
9. Bradford 37 14 12 11 6 54
10. Peterborough 38 16 5 17 -3 53
11. Doncaster 36 14 10 12 2 52
12. Fleetwood 38 14 10 14 -4 52
13. Oldham 39 14 10 15 -9 52
14. Gillingham 39 13 12 14 -3 51

Breaking League News

Scoring Debut For Vassell
Peterborough : 30/03/2015 16:11:00
Cotterill Was Worried
Bristol City : 30/03/2015 15:53:01
Cotterill Was Worried
Bristol City : 30/03/2015 15:53:00
Crawley 1 Gillingham 2 (League 1)
Gillingham : 30/03/2015 15:18:01
Scunthorpe v Posh - Sky Bet League One Predictions
Peterborough : 30/03/2015 15:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How many points do Rovers need to make the play-offs?
Suggested By:  
65-67 1%
68-70 63%
71-72 18%
73-74 0%
75+ 18%