Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

Cardiff Here We Come!

Cardiff Here We Come!

Rovers snatched a place in the Johnstones Paint Trophy Final in dramatic style last night.

With the game tied at 3-3 after the first leg it was always going to be a tight game at the Keepmoat. The Rovers squad had been hit by a flu bug, which had struck so many players Rovers asked the League to postpone the game. The League refused the request and also refused to allow Rovers to recall striker Bruce Dyer from his loan at Bradford City.

Therefore players were dragged from their sick beds to make up the team and it showed in the first half. Paul Heffernan looked out of sorts, tripping over the ball, and Brian Stock struggled for breath through most of the game. They were not the only two suffering. Yet Rovers battled on and forced all the play but could not convert the pressure in to goals. Crewe scored twice against the run of play, Rovers lost Gareth Roberts to injury and Donny looked dead and buried at half time.

Yet to write them off would have been madness, Rovers of old know how to fight back, they know how to produce moments of magic in front of the cameras and the fighting spirit, which has been lacking in a number of league games, re-appeared. When Paul Heffernan managed to find the back of the net to get Rovers back in the game, the crowd felt that this could be another great night for the club. When Jason Price was brought down in the area and Heffs despatched the penalty twice (with ref Trevor Kettle demanding it be retaken) the crowd knew it would be another great night for the club!

Then, with one minute to go on the clock the ball fell at Jason Price's feet a mere six yards from goal and he hammered it home to put Rovers ahead.

Of course Crewe may well claim that their 'third' goal was onside, but the linesmen correctly ruled it out. Rovers were by far the best team over two games and deserved to go through to the final to be held on April 1st against Bristol City or Bristol Rovers.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Tuesday February 13 2007
Time: 4:36PM

Comments

0
Great game great come back great nights TV thank you all the best for the final
ccfcks
13/02/2007 18:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

Ferguson Looking To Bring In Three More Players In Key Areas

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says he is still looking to sign one more player in three areas during this transfer window.

Chelsea Midfielder Could Be Available During Transfer Window

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says he has spoken with Chelsea midfielder Jordan Houghton in the past week

DRFC Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers Carabao Cup Details

Bradford City and Doncaster Rovers have confirmed the date for their Carabao Cup First Round tie

DRFC Ferguson Confident A Deal Will Be Done With Marquis

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says he is confident a deal will be done with striker John Marquis when the squad return for pre-season training next week

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will John Marquis still be at the club at the end of this transfer window?
Suggested By:
Yes62%
No38%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers28
2.DonnyEd23
3.Dblido2
Write for Vital Football