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DRFC Doncaster v Leyton Orient head-to-head

Doncaster Rovers and Leyton Orient at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday and Vital Doncaster looks at the history of the fixture.

The two sides have only ever met on 13 previous occasions at Doncaster. Rovers have by far the better record having won 7, Orient have won 3 and there have been 3 draws.

The first meeting at Belle Vue was in the 1956/57 record and is Rovers best result in the fixture as they won 6-1 in a Second Division clash.

Orient had to wait until their fourth visit to Belle Vue before recording their first win, when they won Third Division clash 1-0.

They have met on just one previous occasion at the Keepmoat Stadium when they met in a League One clash in the 2007/08 season.

After a tight goalless first half the game sprung to life in the second half when Richie Wellens fired Rovers ahead.

Jabo Ibehre quickly restored parity and Orient went ahead halfway through the half through Stephen Purches.

Jason Price equalised within a minute for Rovers and goals in the final ten minutes from James Hayter and a second for Wellens secured a 4-2 Rovers win.

Full History at Doncaster
1956/57 Rovers 6-1 Orient
1957/58 Rovers 2-0 Orient
1966/67 Rovers 2-2 Orient
1969/70 Rovers 0-1 Orient
1982/83 Rovers 0-3 Orient
1984/84 Rovers 1-1 Orient
1988/89 Rovers 1-0 Orient
1995/96 Rovers 4-1 Orient
1996/97 Rovers 2-1 Orient
1997/98 Rovers 1-4 Orient
2003/04 Rovers 5-0 Orient
2006/07 Rovers 0-0 Orient
2007/08 Rovers 4-2 Orient

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Date:Thursday January 17 2013

Time: 9:00AM


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