Doncaster Rovers - Rovers humbled
UK time is: 00:55:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Doncaster Rovers 0 - Bolton Wanderers 5

Keepmoat Stadium

01/08/2008 7.30pm


Rovers humbled

Doncaster finished off their pre season campaign with a heavy home defeat against Premiership Bolton.

This was Bolton's second visit to the Keepmoat after being one of Rovers first ever visitors to the stadium when we met in the FA Cup in 2007. On that occasion Bolton won 4-0 and are still the most impressive side I have seen visit the Keepmoat.

Doncaster once again named a twenty two man squad with the intention of giving most a run out.
Bolton started with what will be very close to their starting eleven for the start of the new Premiership season.

Bolton soon took an early advantage when Kevin Davies muscled his way in to nod home at the far post.
Bolton then extended their advantage after twelve minutes when Elmanders low left foot shot from the edge of the area gave Sullivan no chance in the Rovers goal.
Mouamba made it three with an unstoppable shot from outside the box.
It wasn't long before Joey O'Brien got in on the act to make it four, curling in a wonderful shot from outside the box.

Rovers made eight changes for the start of the second half. Trialist Richard Keogh from Bristol City once again being given fourty five minutes.
Rovers had much the better of the second half but conceeded a fifth late on when Elmander side footed in from close range.

Not the end to pre season that Rovers will have wished for. With Rovers having a mixture of what will most probably be the first team players playing in each half it shouldn't be looked into too seriously.
Bolton had one of those halves when everything they attempted went in without giving Sullivan much chance with any of them.

We can all start looking forward to next Saturday at Derby.

Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 2 2008

Time: 12:24PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. DonnyEd 37
2. 1879Rovers 14
3. Dblido 4
4. Mirsad Bubalovic 2
5. garysenior 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Fleetwood 46 17 12 17 -3 63
11. Barnsley 46 17 11 18 1 62
12. Gillingham 46 16 14 16 -1 62
13. Doncaster 46 16 13 17 -4 61
14. Walsall 46 14 17 15 -4 59
15. Oldham 46 14 15 17 -13 57
16. Scunthorpe 46 14 14 18 -13 56

Breaking League News

DRFC Wolves added to pre-season schedule
Doncaster : 27/05/2015 20:17:01
Cameron Belford Signs For Wrexham
Swindon : 27/05/2015 20:16:00
Chief Scout King Passes Away
MK Dons : 27/05/2015 18:31:00
Doncaster Enquired About Tom Bradshaw
Walsall : 27/05/2015 17:15:00
Bristol City Up In Pre Season
Yeovil : 27/05/2015 17:12:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you go to pre-season games?
Suggested By:  
Yes 63%
No 37%