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DRFC Doncaster v Norwich Match Preview

DRFC Doncaster v Norwich Match Preview

Doncaster Rovers welcome Norwich City to the Keepmoat on Tuesday night with both sides in the top ten in the Championship.

Form


Doncaster
Rovers scored in the dying seconds of the game at Watford on Saturday to claim a point in a 2-2 draw.

Last time out at the Keepmoat, they beat Hull City 3-1 thanks to goals from Martin Woods, Billy Sharp and James Coppinger.

In their only other home Championship match this season they drew 1-1 with Bristol City.

After five games this season, they have won two, drawn two and lost one and sit in tenth spot on eight points.

Norwich
The Canaries came from behind to score two goals in the final twenty minutes on Saturday and beat Barnsley 2-1 at home.

In their last away game they drew 1-1 at Nottingham Forest.

In their only other away game this season, they won 1-0 at Scunthorpe United thanks to a last minute goal from Grant Holt.

Five games into their first season back in the Championship after promotion from League One, they have won three, drawn one and lost one and are in seventh spot on ten points.

History

The two sides have only ever met on five occasions at Doncaster with Norwich winning three to Doncaster`s one and one being draw.

The last time they met was in January 2009. Paul Heffernan gave Rovers a first half lead but they were pegged back just past the hour mark when Jonathon Grounds headed in for the visitors.


Full history (League unless stated)
1924/25 Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Norwich City FA Cup
1935/36 Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Norwich City
1935/36 Norwich City 2-1 Doncaster Rovers
1936/37 Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Norwich City
1958/59 Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Norwich City
1958/59 Norwich City 3-0 Doncaster Rovers
1981/82 Norwich City 2-1 Doncaster Rovers
2008/09 Norwich City 2-1 Doncaster Rovers
2009/10 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Norwich City

Betting (Odds supplied by Blue Square)

Doncaster 5/4
Draw 9/4
Norwich 2/1



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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Monday September 13 2010
Time: 1:45PM

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Two home games in four days, we need to make sure we are taking a minimum of four points from these. Norwich have made a decent start to the season and I would much prefer taking three points on Friday than against Norwich, if we had to settle for four points.
1879Rovers
13/09/2010 14:45:00
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I noticed that Ryan Mason was only on the bench at the weekend, just wondering what you guys thought of him from what you have seen so far?
oxfordspur
13/09/2010 16:58:00
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he's looked really good, unfortunately he's been carrying an injury. He actually returned to Spurs last week for your medical staff to assess and there was a danger his loan was coming to a premature end. Would like him to stay for the season, anymore youngsters need some first team action, I've heard the lad Caulker is quite good at the back.
1879Rovers
13/09/2010 20:20:00
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He did well on his debut and definitely looks one for the future. Like 1879 says, a season long loan would be good.
donnyed
13/09/2010 20:59:00
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Two home games in four days. Need to get at least one win and avoid defeat in the other. Both promoted sides are playing well so its not going to be easy.
donnyed
13/09/2010 21:00:00
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