Date:Saturday August 14 2010
Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O`Driscoll felt that his side had done enough to take all three points with their first half display against Bristol City, but he was far from happy with the response after going a goal down.
O`Driscoll had to thank Billy Sharp for scoring an injury time equaliser to claim a point in a 1-1 draw.
Speaking on the BBC website, O`Driscoll said, 'I thought we were the better side by far in the first half. All the things you want your players to do we were doing.'
Rovers fell to the sucker punch in the opening five minutes of the second half when Stewart headed in for the visitors.
It took until the final twenty minutes for Rovers to find any of their first half form; it was only after O`Driscoll introduced James Coppinger to the game, from the bench, that Rovers started to get a foothold back in the game.
O`Driscoll felt that both the side and the fans was disappointing after City took the lead, 'I was disappointed with the reaction from everybody - players and crowd - after they scored," he continued.
Rovers salvaged a point in the final minute of normal time when club record signing Billy Sharp held his nerve to beat England goalkeeper David James from the penalty spot.
O`Driscoll was delighted with Sharp`s equalising goal, and showed just whey Rovers spent over £1 million on him during the summer, 'Billy Sharp showed what he's made of with the equaliser from the penalty spot. There was a lot of pressure on him to score against the England keeper in the last minute but he stuck it in like a man who was very determined," O`Driscoll continued.
The goal is Sharp`s first of the season and O`Driscoll will be hoping that he can beat the fifteen he scored last season whilst on loan at the Keepmoat from Sheffield United.
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:Saturday August 14 2010
DRFC Dickov embarrassed by defeat (Sunday September 28 2014)
Sorry Rovers crushed by Walsall (Sunday September 28 2014)
Stats: Walsall v Doncaster Rovers (Sunday September 28 2014)
DRFC Robinson to atone for midweek miss? (Saturday September 27 2014)
Former Man City strike partner to help Dickov (Friday September 26 2014)
DRFC Will Rovers make it back-to-back league wins? (Friday September 26 2014)
DRFC Walsall v Doncaster Rovers - History (Friday September 26 2014)
DRFC Experienced referee in charge at Walsall (Thursday September 25 2014)
DRFC Walsall v Doncaster Rovers Team News (Thursday September 25 2014)
Stats: Fulham v Doncaster Rovers (Tuesday September 23 2014)
|16. Notts County||9||2||5||2||1||11|
|19. Leyton Orient||9||2||4||3||-1||10|
|Crewe seek reversal of fortunes
» Crewe : 30/09/2014 12:41:00
|Davis rues inconsistencies
» Crewe : 30/09/2014 12:32:00
|West Brom Teen Snapped Up
» Port Vale : 30/09/2014 08:59:00
|Goal Heroes Delight As The Bar's Set High
» Oldham : 29/09/2014 18:26:00
|Swindon's Harley Trains With Exeter City
» Swindon : 29/09/2014 18:24:00