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Ward makes instant impact

Sheffield Wednesday
0 - 2
Doncaster Rovers

Hillsborough

16/02/10 7.45pm

Attendance: 22,252

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Doncaster Rovers recorded their first ever double over near neighbours Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night and continued their recent return to form.

Rovers won 2-0 thanks to a spectacular bicycle kick goal by debutant Elliott Ward and an own goal by James O`Connor.

The win was no more than Rovers deserved who knocked the ball around well on the big Hillsborough pitch.

The win was Rovers second in the space of four days and third clean sheet in a row since the disappointing home defeat by Reading at the start of the month.

After the Reading defeat, fans were beginning to look nervously over their shoulders at the relegation places but after this win, they are once again thinking about a charge for a play off place.

Teams

Sheffield Wednesday
Grant, Simek, Purse, Beevers, Spurr, Soares, Potter, O`Connor, Gray, Tudgay, Varney

Subs
Boden, Clarke, Lekaj, Esajas, McAllister, Hinds, Jameson

Doncaster Rovers
Sullivan, O`Connor, Hird, Ward, Chambers, Stock, Wilson, Oster, Sharp, Coppinger, Hayter

Subs
Smith, Spicer, Guy, Dumbuya, Shiels, Mutch

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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Wednesday February 17 2010
Time: 9:01PM

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What a fantastic goal from Ward to become an instant hit with the fans, great win.
DonnyEd
17/02/2010 21:04:00
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Was a fantastic over head kick, didn't know central defenders could do things like that!
dazza71
17/02/2010 21:12:00
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Good win for you Rovers that
herringthorpe
17/02/2010 21:19:00
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