Date:Sunday July 18 2010
We now take a look back at March when Rovers lose only one of their seven games and the Play offs are now a realistic possibility.
After gaining only one point from their last nine, Rovers start the month with an emphatic 5-2 win at Bristol City.
In an enthralling first half, Rovers are twice pegged back in the opening fifteen minutes after taking the lead. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas gives Rovers an early lead and Billy Sharp puts Rovers 2-1 ahead, Bristol defender Bradley Orr cancels out both goals.
Both Emmanuel-Thomas and Sharp score again before half time to give Rovers a comfortable lead.
An excellent afternoon for Rovers is rounded off when Bradley Orr scores through his own goal to complete the 5-2 victory.
Paul Heffernan extends his loan spell at Bristol Rovers until the end of the season after scoring two goals in his initial month`s loan at the Memorial Ground.
Rovers are quickly back in action in midweek at Preston and have to settle for a point after playing the better of the two sides.
James Hayter gave Rovers the lead on the half hour before Neil Mellor equalised for the home side just before half time.
Rovers missed a great chance to clinch all three points when Billy Sharp saw his penalty excellently saved by Lonergan in the Preston goal.
Billy Sharp quickly puts his penalty miss behind him in Rovers next game at home to Derby County when he gives Rovers the lead from the spot.
Emmanuel-Thomas continues his good form with a second for Rovers as the home side record a 2-1 win.
Lewis Guy heads out of the Keepmoat when he joins former boss Dave Penney at Oldham in a one-month loan deal.
Rovers record back-to-back wins with a late strike at Peterborough United.
Charlie Lee gives the home side the lead early in the second half, but a superb strike from Gareth Roberts and a first for the club by John Oster in the final minute, clinch all three points for Rovers.
Rovers miss a great chance to make it three wins in a row against South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United, when they concede late on.
James Hayter gives Rovers an early lead, but they are made to pay for a host of chances missed in the first half when James Harper equalises with just two minutes remaining.
Rovers go down to a 1-0 home defeat to league leaders Newcastle United.
Once again, Rovers give the magpies a tough game but lose to an Andy Carroll goal on the hour mark.
After an impressive first month at the club by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Rovers extend his loan deal from Arsenal for the remainder of the season.
John Spicer leaves Rovers and joins Leyton Orient on loan until the end of April.
Rovers finish the month with a well-deserved win at Barnsley; James Coppinger scores the only goal of the game to get Rovers back on track after two disappointing results.
The result sees Rovers finish the month in eighth position, just six points outside the play offs.
Next week we will take a look at April when the loss of Billy Sharp through injury ends any hopes Rovers have of making 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
To visit the message board, click here.
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 .
Date:Sunday July 18 2010
DRFC Doncaster v Leeds Team News (Thursday December 12 2013)
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Leeds head-to-head (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Top Premier League ref in charge of Leeds clash (Tuesday December 10 2013)
DRFC Rovers agree to Syers loan extension (Tuesday December 10 2013)
DRFC Scunthorpe keen to extend Syers loan (Monday December 9 2013)
DRFC Host of players return to training (Monday December 9 2013)
DRFC Westley - Worst draw we could get (Sunday December 8 2013)
DRFC Rovers to face Stevenage in the cup (Sunday December 8 2013)
DRFC FA Cup 3rd Round Draw - Look out for ball 16 (Sunday December 8 2013)
DRFC Dickov - Rovers well below the standards set (Sunday December 8 2013)
|23. Sheff Wed||18||2||8||8||-9||14|
|Welcome boost for Boro
» Middlesbrough : 12/12/2013 14:17:00
|We can turn it around - Williams
» Middlesbrough : 12/12/2013 14:02:00
|FA Cup ticket details announced
» Sheff Wed : 12/12/2013 13:42:00
|Mandaric to give Gray a chance
» Sheff Wed : 12/12/2013 13:32:00
|Maribor v Latics Europa League Preview
» Wigan : 12/12/2013 12:03:00
|DRFC Doncaster v Leeds Team News
» Doncaster : 12/12/2013 11:00:00
|Burnley Hope to King Power Their Way to Victory!
» Burnley : 12/12/2013 10:49:00