DRFC Doncaster Rovers Player Ratings v Arsenal
Doncaster Rovers player ratings from the game at Arsenal.
A number of really good saves kept Doncaster in the game.
Under pressure in the first half but in the second half, he got forward to help the attack.
He did well in a tough tussle against Oliver Giroud.
The young defender had an excellent game in defence.
He worked tirelessly in defence helping keep Doncaster in the game.
He found it hard to get a foothold in midfield.
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He worked tirelessly and he gave as good as he got against the Arsenal defence and midfield. He was a constant threat for Doncaster helping to build the attacks.
He was always on hand to help out both defensively and in attack.
He fought hard in a good tussle in midfield.
He chased everything in attack as the side were feeding off scraps for much of the first half. He snatched at a chance in the first half that went into the side netting.
Helped the attack and he scuffed a great chance in the second half when I expected him to do better.
He gave Doncaster fresh legs in the final third of the game and he came agonisingly close to forcing extra-time when his shot was deflected just wide.
He had to deal with Arsenal attacking Doncaster late in the game in numbers.
Two good chances soon after coming on but he snatched at both.
It looked like being a long night the way Arsenal started as they were creating chance after chance.
When the first goal went in, I thought that could be the start of goal avalanche but Doncaster hung on and then looked a real threat throughout the second half.
Arsenal were always hitting Doncaster on the counter but they threw their bodies on the line to stay in the game.
A number of chances late in the game almost sent the game into extra-time and all the fans could go home proud of the battling performance.
Doncaster must now get going in the league again, starting at Plymouth this weekend.
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