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DRFC Rovers lose at Carlisle

DRFC Rovers lose at Carlisle

Doncaster Rovers suffered their first defeat in pre season when going down to a 1-0 defeat at Carlisle United.

The game was a benefit game for former Rovers and Carlisle player Sean McDaid, who was forced to retire last season at just 25 years of age.

Before the game, the popular player was presented with mementoes from both clubs.

The game eventually kicked off ten minutes late due to a ticketing problem at Brunton Park.

Kyle Bennett had Rovers first effort on goal inside five minutes but shot wide from close range.

James Coppinger then had a chance but his weak effort was easy for Collin in the Carlisle goal.

Rovers missed a great chance on the half hour. Good work by Mustapha Dumbuya on the wing found Billy Sharp in the box but he put his effort wide.

Carlisle came close to opening the scoring minutes later when Craig Curran sees his header come back off the bar.

Zoko then tests Sullivan, who pushes the shot round the post for a corner.

The home side are enjoying plenty of possession and Welsh sees an effort cleared off the line.

Carlisle opened the scoring inside the final five minutes of the half when Curran managed to get on the end of a shot from Thirwell.

Sean O`Driscoll once again made eleven changes at half time with eight trialists on show, including three unnamed trialists.

The second half saw just a few chances for Rovers with one of the unnamed trialists shooting wide and also Rowan Vine having an effort off target.

Rovers now get ready for a trip to Bramall Lane and a game against Sheffield United on Tuesday night.

They then finish their pre season campaign with a trip to Grimsby Town on Friday night.

Rovers Team
First half:
Sullivan, Dumbuya, Naylor, Friend, Spurr, Coppinger, Bennett, Gillett, Oster, Hayter, Sharp.

Second half:
G. Woods, Gallagher, Hird, Baxendale, Bouhenna, Deeney, Vine, Radford, three unnamed trialists

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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday July 24 2011
Time: 10:17AM

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