UK time is: 18:13:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Doncaster Rovers 0 - Charlton Athletic 1

Keepmoat Stadium

16/09/08 19.45

Attendance: 10.483

DRFC- Doncaster lose at home

Rovers lost their first home game of the season against Charlton Athletic falling to an early goal by Andy Gray.

For the second game in a row Doncaster have dominated for long periods but have had no end product.
With only three goals so far this season Rovers have to find a way to break down the opposing defences.

Rovers could have taken the lead in the first minute when Gareth Taylor and Lewis Guy had good efforts which were eventually cleared for a corner.

Rovers were soon to pay for the early missed chance when a Charlton free kick was swung in and former Blade Andy Gray got his head to it and looped the ball over Sullivan in the Rovers goal.

The home side then took the game by the scruff of the neck and after a succession of Corners Wellens had a stinging volley tipped over the bar by Weaver in the Charlton goal.

Still having most of the play Rovers just couldn`t find the killer ball and most efforts were from long distance which Weaver was able to deal with comfortably.

Doncaster continued where they had left off in the first half and attacked the Charlton goal.

Charlton had a brief respite when Gray the Charlton goal scorer headed wide.

Around the hour mark Rovers really set siege to the Charlton goal and after a succession of corners and near misses they still couldn`t find the equalising goal.

This was to be Rovers last real chance and the game became more even over the last quarter with neither side having any real chances to score.

Gareth Taylor went off late on with what looked like a slight hamstring strain. Will Rovers decide to give Darren Byfield his full debut against his former club Bristol City at the weekend?


Another good performance from Rovers but once again no points at the end of the game.


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:Tuesday September 16 2008

Time: 10:27PM

Your Comments

DRFC website says Taylor will be out for a few weeks. Should be the chance for Byfield to play for more than 25 minutes
temaze10
 

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. 1879Rovers 23
2. DonnyEd 13
3. Dblido 6
4. bogey55 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Crawley 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Fleetwood 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Gillingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Leyton Orient 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Johnstone Paint Trophy Bye
Walsall : 30/07/2014 17:44:00
Clough Takes The Positives
Sheff Utd : 30/07/2014 17:05:00
DRFC Curtis Main joins Rovers
Doncaster : 30/07/2014 16:59:00
DRFC Husband completes Middlesbrough move
Doncaster : 30/07/2014 16:56:00
Macclesfield 0-2 Rochdale
Rochdale : 30/07/2014 16:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think Rovers will finish this season?
Suggested By:  
Automatic promotion 20%
Play off 18%
7-10 6%
11-14 0%
15-20 0%
Relegated 56%