Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

Rovers claim point

Watford
1 - 1
Doncaster Rovers

Vicarage Road

08/08/09 3pm

Attendance: 15,636 (Rovers 1,419)

Referee:

Doncaster travelled to Watford for their opening fixture in this seasons Championship.

New recruits Mustapha Dumbuya and John Oster made the bench whilst Quentin Fortune and Byron Webster still haven`t received international clearance.


In a scrappy start to the game Watford took the lead in the 28th minute thanks to Danny Graham.

Doncaster were soon back on level and deservedly so, James Hayter who finished last season amongst the goals drew the sides level with a looping header.

The sides went in at half time level with Rovers finishing the half stronger.


In a slightly better second half, Tommy Smith see`s an effort come back off the bar early in the half.

Rovers then though they had taken the lead, Stocks shot from the edge of the area was saved by Loach, Shiels was given offside from the follow up.

Shiels then thought he`d given Rovers the lead but his effort was adjudged to have not crossed the line.

Tommy Smith thought he`d given Watford the lead with fifteen minutes remaining but his header somehow goes wide.




Teams

Watford
Loach, Doyley, DeMerit, Williamson, Mariappa, Cowie, Jenkins, Smith, Serevin, McAnuff, Graham

Subs
Lee, Harley, Hodson, Eustace, Bryan, Ellington, Hoskins

Doncaster
Sullivan, Chambers, Hird, Lockwood, Roberts, Spicer, Woods, Stock, Shiels, Heffernan, Hayter

Subs
Smith, Wilson, Dumbuya, Oster, O`Connor, Coppinger, Guy

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 .




Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Saturday August 8 2009
Time: 5:05PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Khan to Fight in the UK

Comments

0
Glad to see us come away with something from the game, two home League games next.
dazza71
08/08/2009 18:16:00
0
Thought the game was a clssic "first game of the season" a draw was the right result and can only see both teams getting better, as long as we keep some of our players, Good away support, all the best for the season
ANDY710
10/08/2009 09:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the match v Mansfield?
Suggested By:
Etheridge0%
Wright10%
Fielding0%
Calder0%
Evina0%
Blair10%
Middleton10%
Houghton0%
Williams0%
Beestin50%
Mandeville20%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Morecambe 5 4 0 1 12 3
2 Luton 5 3 1 1 10 6
3 Doncaster 5 3 1 1 10 4
4 Colchester 5 3 1 1 10 3
5 Mansfield 5 3 1 1 10 1
6 Carlisle 5 2 3 0 9 2
7 Plymouth 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Portsmouth 5 2 2 1 8 1
9 Crawley 5 2 2 1 8 0
10 Leyton Orient 5 2 1 2 7 2
11 Notts County 5 2 1 2 7 0
12 Grimsby 5 2 0 3 6 2
13 Barnet 5 1 3 1 6 1
14 Cheltenham 5 1 3 1 6 1
15 Hartlepool 5 1 3 1 6 0
16 Crewe 5 1 3 1 6 -1
17 Blackpool 5 1 2 2 5 0
18 Newport 5 1 2 2 5 -1
19 Wycombe 5 1 2 2 5 -2
20 Accrington 5 1 1 3 4 -3
21 Yeovil 5 1 1 3 4 -3
22 Stevenage 5 1 1 3 4 -6
23 Exeter 5 1 0 4 3 -4
24 Cambridge 5 0 2 3 2 -6
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers21
2.DonnyEd14
3.Dblido7
4.Leinster Rover4
5.jnnybns012
6.BarryGreyBeard2