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DRFC -Doncaster cut down by Blades

Doncaster Rovers
0 - 2
Sheffield United

Keepmoat

30/9/08 7.45pm

Attendance: 14,242

Referee:

Rovers lost their fifth game in a row against South Yorkshire neighbours Sheffield United on Tuesday night.

It was the first League meeting between the two sides in twenty five years and a near full Keepmoat Stadium was anticipating a good local derby.

After all the recent defeats Sean O`Driscoll made three changes to the Rovers line up, Adam Lockwood replaced Sam Hird, Martin Woods replaced Lewis Guy and Mark Wilson replaced James Coppinger.

Both clubs were feeling each other out in the first ten minutes but then just short of the quarter hour Danny Webber put in a ball that deflected off Rovers defender Gareth Roberts and into his own net.
It was the second game in a row that Rovers have fallen behind to an own goal.

Rovers could have equalised soon after when a corner was swung over and Lockwood met the ball with a firm header, it was deflected off the line and Darren Byfeld somehow managed to miss from a yard out.

Stock was the next player to go close for Rovers when a stinging shot came back off the cross bar.

The break came with Rovers somehow still trailing.

The second half was once again a close contest with Rovers creating chances without having the composure in front of goal to score.

The Blades put the game beyond Rovers just after the hour when Stephen Quinn skipped between two defenders and gave Neil Sullivan no chance in the Rovers goal.

Rovers continued to huff and puff but lacked the killer instinct in front of goal while United were happy to hit Rovers on the break and soak up any pressure Rovers put on them.

Another defeat for Rovers and once again the team have played well without an end product which seems to be the same every game.

On Saturday we travel to Oakwell to play Barnsley in another South Yorkshire derby, we have faired well against them in recent years and with both clubs struggling at the foot of the table it`s a crucial game for Rovers to come away with something





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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Wednesday October 1 2008
Time: 4:10PM

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I am fed up of them saying how well we are playing yet cannot score!
dazza71
01/10/2008 16:17:00
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Good luck for the season, lads, I admire the style and determination to 'play it the right way', but I think you are going to have to develop a bit of hardness and flexibility to win ugly when necessary.
gloucblade
01/10/2008 18:28:00
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i like donny and admire there progression in the last 7 years. it is remarkable. well done.
bladesforlife1889
03/10/2008 00:46:00
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