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DRFC Season review - November

DRFC Season review - November

We enter the month of November on our look back at last season with Rovers handily placed in the championship.

Despite being in the bottom half of the table, they were just three points outside the play off places.

Rovers were boosted at the start of the month when Northern Ireland international David Healy signed from Sunderland on loan.

Healy became an instant hit with the Rovers faithful as his goal proved to be the winner in a 2-1 home win over Millwall.

Rovers added to their ranks again when they signed former Barnsley defender Dennis Souza on a short-term deal.

Burnley away was next up for Rovers and James Hayter continued his good scoring run when he fired Rovers ahead.

Neil Sullivan also saved a first half penalty for Rovers but they had to settle for a point when Jack Cork equalised for the home side in the second half.

Simon Whaley was the latest player to sign for Rovers when he joined on a short-term deal for Rovers in the middle of another injury crisis.

Rovers made the long trip to Portsmouth next and came away with all three points thanks to goals from Hayter, Healy and James Coppinger in a 3-2 win.

Byron Webster left for a month on loan at League Two side Hereford United as he struggled to find a way into the Doncaster side.

Next up were promotion chasing Swansea City at the Keepmoat.

James Hayter scored for the fifth game in a row to give Rovers the lead but an Angel Rangel goal deep into injury time rescued a point for Swansea.

It was the tenth championship game in a row that Rovers had found the net, the best run in the division so far in the season.

Rovers extended the loan of defender Joseph Mills from Southampton after the youngster impressed in his first month at the Keepmoat.

Crystal Palace inflicted Rovers only defeat of the month as the London side claimed all three points with a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park.

The result saw Rovers finish the month in tenth place and just two points outside the play off places.

The month ended with the FA Cup third round draw and Rovers earned a home time against Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Next week we will be looking back at December when the freezing conditions saw Rovers play just two games, in what is normally a very busy month.


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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday June 19 2011
Time: 9:00AM

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James Hayter enjoyed a great month and it was needed with Sharp out injured. I was a bit disappointed to not see a bit more of Healy after November.
DonnyEd
18/06/2011 22:29:00
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We wasn't looking to bad upto the end of this month. We lost so many games to the weather in December that just seemed to knock our momentum. Games that we would have probably have won had they been played in December we lost later in the season. I liked Healy, shame he didn't stay for the season.
1879Rovers
19/06/2011 19:51:00
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