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DRFC Rovers Boxing Day record

Boxing Day is Doncaster Rovers busiest fixture day in the clubs history and Vital Doncaster looks at the clubs record over the years.

Rovers have played 69 times previously on Boxing Day, winning 24, Losing 28 and drawing 17.

Their first ever Boxing Day game came in 1901. They were beaten 1-0 by Leicester City away, under their original name of Leicester Fosse.

Rovers had to wait until their fourth Boxing Day encounter to record their first win when they beat Bradford Park Avenue 1-0 at home.

Their best ever win came in 1925 when they beat Southport 6-1.

Nottingham Forest inflicted their heaviest defeat in 1935 when they lost 6-2.

Rovers have won seven and lost three of their games since the start of the new millennium.

Their last win came at Nottingham Forest in 2008 when Paul Heffernan twice, Martin Woods and Richie Wellens were on target in a 4-2 win.
The win was the start of Rovers surge up the championship table. Rovers went into the game bottom of the championship table but finished the season in fourteenth place.

Their last game on Boxing Day was in 2009 when they lost 1-0 at Coventry City.

Last year they were due to face Derby County at Pride Park, but the game was called off just hours before kick-off, due to a power cut in one of the stands.

Full list of results on Boxing Day
1901 Division 2 Leicester Fosse A L 0-1
1904 Division 2 Gainsborough Trinity A L 0-2
1923 Division 3 North Bradford Park Avenue A L 2-4
1924 Division 3 North BRADFORD PARK AVENUE H W 1-0
1925 Division 3 North SOUTHPORT H W 6-1
1927 Division 3 North HALIFAX TOWN H D 1-1
1928 Division 3 North NELSON H D 2-2
1929 Division 3 North ROCHDALE H W 3-1
1930 Division 3 North New Brighton A L 1-2
1931 Division 3 North York City A W 2-1
1932 Division 3 North TRANMERE ROVERS H D 2-2
1933 Division 3 North Crewe Alexandra A L 0-4
1934 Division 3 North HARTLEPOOLS UNITED H W 3-1
1935 Division 2 Nottingham Forest A L 2-6
1936 Division 2 Coventry City A D 1-1
1938 Division 3 North ROTHERHAM UNITED H D 1-1
1946 Division 3 North Wrexham A W 2-0
1947 Division 2 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H W 2-0
1949 Division 3 North New Brighton A D 2-2
1950 Division 2 Barnsley A W 1-0
1951 Division 2 Everton A D 1-1
1952 Division 2 SHEFFIELD UNITED H L 0-2
1953 Division 2 BLACKBURN ROVERS H L 0-2
1955 Division 2 Lincoln City A D 1-1
1956 Division 2 MIDDLESBROUGH H W 2-1
1957 Division 2 CHARLTON ATHLETIC H L 1-2
1958 Division 3 Rochdale A L 0-1
1959 Division 4 Oldham Athletic A D 1-1
1960 Division 4 STOCKPORT COUNTY H W 3-1
1961 Division 4 YORK CITY H L 1-2
1962 Division 4 WORKINGTON H W 2-0
1963 Division 4 Southport A L 0-3
1964 Division 4 STOCKPORT COUNTY H W 3-0
1966 Division 3 Grimsby Town A L 1-4
1967 Division 4 CREWE ALEXANDRA H D 2-2
1968 Division 4 Darlington A D 0-0
1969 Division 3 ROTHERHAM UNITED H L 1-2
1970 Division 3 Bradford City A L 0-3
1972 Division 4 LINCOLN CITY H D 1-1
1973 Division 4 Scunthorpe United A L 1-2
1974 Division 4 Rochdale A L 0-2
1975 Division 4 LINCOLN CITY H L 2-4
1977 Division 4 SCUNTHORPE UNITED H D 1-1
1978 Division 4 DARLINGTON H L 2-3
1979 Division 4 Walsall A L 1-3
1980 Division 4 Bradford City A D 1-1
1983 Division 4 NORTHAMPTON TOWN H W 1-0
1984 Division 3 Bradford City A W 1-0
1985 Division 3 York City A W 1-0
1986 Division 3 Chesterfield A L 1-4
1987 Division 3 YORK CITY H W 2-0
1988 Division 4 Cambridge United A D 0-0
1989 Division 4 WREXHAM H D 2-2
1990 Division 4 MAIDSTONE UNITED H W 3-0
1991 Division 4 Carlisle United A L 0-1
1992 League 3 Halifax Town A D 2-2
1994 League 3 Chesterfield A L 0-2
1996 League 3 SCARBOROUGH H L 1-2
1998 Conference LEEK TOWN H L 0-1
2000 Conference Scarborough A L 1-3
2001 Conference SCARBOROUGH H W 4-3
2002 Conference Scarborough A W 5-2
2003 League 3 SCUNTHORPE UNITED H W 1-0
2004 League 1 MILTON KEYNES DONS H W 3-0
2005 League 1 Nottingham Forest A L 0-4
2006 League 1 Bradford City A W 1-0
2007 League 1 NORTHAMPTON TOWN H W 2-0
2008 Championship Nottingham Forest A W 4-2
2009 Championship Coventry City A L 0-1

Overall playing record for 26 December:

Played 69
Won 24
Drawn 17
Lost 28
Goals for 97
Goals against 106

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Date:Sunday December 25 2011

Time: 8:00AM

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