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Norwich City 2 - Doncaster Rovers 1

Carrow Road

25/10/08 3pm

Attendance: 24,532

DRFC - Rovers lose in last seconds

Doncaster came away with nothing again after conceding a last minute winner in a poor game at Carrow Road.

With Rovers having so many defensive problems before the game the only change at the back from midweek was Matt Mills coming back in for Sam Hird. Jason Price was the only other change replacing James Hayter in attack.

The first half was probably one of the poorest 45 minutes of the season so far with neither club really threatening to make the break through.
James Chambers who went off injured early in the midweek loss at Reading once again limped away from the action after only 28 minutes and was replaced by James O`Connor.

The first half wasn`t helped by a referee who seemed intent on spoiling the game the best he could.

The second half started a little better and Norwich were quickly on the attack with Sibierski forcing Sullivan into a save.

Rovers finally made the Norwich keeper wake up when he had to make a save from Jason Price just short of the hour.

The visitors were now getting into the game a bit more, a succession of corners finally saw Coppinger shoot wide.

Rovers were enjoying a good percentage of the play now and Lewis Guy had a header just go wide.

The breakthrough was finally made with just thirteen minutes left on the clock, Price was put clear and Norwich defender Stefanovic pushed the Rovers player and a penalty was awarded.

Brian Stock coolly stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way.

Rovers were dealt a cruel blow with only seven minutes left when an awful shot went in the direction of Norwich striker Sibierski whose header gave Sullivan no chance.

Norwich were now going all out for the winner with Rovers hanging on for the draw.

Once again Rovers were to be out of luck when three minutes into stoppage time on loan striker Leroy Lita found himself in space ten yards out and his shot gave Sullivan no chance.

Once again we have come away from a game when putting in a decent enough performance to deserve at least a point.

The game against Barnsley on Tuesday night is critical and we must take three points from it if we are to pull away from the relegation zone.

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Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 26 2008

Time: 7:56PM

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Absolutely gutted, deserved at least a draw. When will our luck change?

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