DRFC Hartlepool v Rovers Head To Head
Vital Doncaster looks at the head-to-head record between Hartlepool United and Doncaster Rovers at Victoria Park over the years.
Saturday will be the 51st meeting between the two with Hartlepool having won 25, Doncaster 11 and 14 draws in the previous 50.
The first ever meeting was a Third Division North clash in the 1923/24 season when they shared the points in a 1-1 draw.
The first two meetings ended in draws with a 2-2 scoreline the following season.
Hartlepool enjoyed their first win in the 1925/26 season, winning 2-1.
Rovers had to wait until their eighth visit to the North East for their first win when they won 2-1 in the 1930/31 season.
The last time the two sides met was in the 2007/08 season when Hartlepool won 2-1 in Rovers first away game of the season.
James Hayter looked to have earned Rovers a point with less than twenty minutes remaining but a late penalty for Richie Barker earned the home side all three points.
Rovers last win there came the previous season when two goals from Paul Heffernan in two minutes and one from Jason Price secured their place in the next round of the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy.
Hartlepool enjoyed their biggest win in the 1931/32 season when they won 5-0.
Rovers have twice scored six goals at Victoria Park. They won 6-2 in the 1959/60 season and won 6-0 in the 1989/90 season. Rovers had won just one of their opening nine games in the 89/90 season but a hat trick from Lee Turnbull inspired Rovers to a 6-0 win.
Full list of results - League unless stated
1923/24 Pool 1-1 Rovers
1924/25 Pool 2-2 Rovers
1925/26 Pool 2-1 Rovers
1926/27 Pool 3-0 Rovers
1927/28 Pool 1-0 Rovers
1928/29 Pool 2-2 Rovers
1929/30 Pool 3-0 Rovers
1930/31 Pool 1-2 Rovers
1931/32 Pool 5-0 Rovers
1932/33 Pool 4-0 Rovers
1933/34 Pool 2-2 Rovers
1937/38 Pool 0-0 Rovers
1938/39 Pool 1-3 Rovers
1946/47 Pool 0-2 Rovers
1948/49 Pool 2-1 Rovers
1949/50 Pool 1-1 Rovers
1959/60 Pool 2-6 Rovers
1960/61 Pool 2-1 Rovers
1961/62 Pool 3-0 Rovers
1962/63 Pool 1-1 Rovers
1963/64 Pool 2-1 Rovers
1964/65 Pool 1-1 Rovers
1965/66 Pool 2-0 Rovers
1967/68 Pool 0-0 Rovers
1971/72 Pool 0-0 Rovers
1972/73 Pool 1-0 Rovers League Cup
1972/73 Pool 0-0 Rovers
1973/74 Pool 3-0 Rovers
1974/75 Pool 2-1 Rovers
1975/76 Pool 2-1 Rovers
1976/77 Pool 0-0 Rovers
1977/78 Pool 0-2 Rovers
1978/79 Pool 3-4 Rovers
1979/80 Pool 1-2 Rovers
1980/81 Pool 1-0 Rovers
1983/84 Pool 1-0 Rovers
1987/88 Pool 1-0 Rovers Members Cup
1988/89 Pool 2-1 Rovers
1989/90 Pool 0-6 Rovers
1990/91 Pool 1-1 Rovers
1994/95 Pool 2-1 Rovers
1995/96 Pool 0-1 Rovers
1996/97 Pool 2-4 Rovers
1997/98 Pool 3-1 Rovers
2000/01 Pool 3-1 Rovers Members Cup
2004/05 Pool 2-1 Rovers
2005/06 Pool 1-1 Rovers
2006/07 Pool 1-3 Rovers Members Cup
2007/08 Pool 2-1 Rovers
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