Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

Loan stars at it again

Doncaster Rovers
2 - 1
Derby County

Keepmoat Stadium

13/03/10 3pm

Attendance: 11,858

Referee:

Doncaster Rovers recorded their second double over Derby County in succession, with a 2-1 win at the Keepmoat thanks to their loan stars.

Billy Sharp and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas who scored two goals apiece in last weekends win again were on the score sheet to keep Rovers in with an outside chance of the play offs, despite Sean O`Driscoll playing down their hopes earlier in the week.

Rovers once again stuck with the same side that had done well at Bristol City and Preston in the past week as they looked to stretch their unbeaten run to four.

Billy Sharp showed a lot of character to give Rovers the lead on the quarter hour, he was fouled in the area to win Rovers a penalty.

Sharp had seen his penalty at Preston in midweek excellently saved but this time he gave the Derby keeper no chance to give Rovers the lead.

Rovers extended their lead with just over twenty minutes left when Emmanuel-Thomas scored his third goal in three starts since arriving from Arsenal with an unstoppable left foot shot from 20 yards.

Derby were thrown a lifeline within five minutes when Rob Hulse was given time in the box to shoot and score.

The visitors pressed hard to try and find an equaliser in the closing minutes but couldn`t break through a resolute Rovers defence marshalled by Elliott Ward who was playing his last game in his loan spell before returning to Coventry City.

Another three points won and Rovers fans are not sure whether to look at it as three more points towards the magical fifty and safety in the Championship or towards their push towards the play offs.

Teams

Doncaster
Sullivan, O`Connor, Roberts, Chambers, Ward, Oster, Wilson, Coppinger, Sharp, Hayter, Emmanuel-Thomas

Subs
Smith, Hird, Martis, Woods, Mutch, Guy, Shiels

Derby
David Martin, McEveley, Barker, Buxton, Green, Savage, Pearson, Hulse, Hunt, Tonge, Davies

Subs
Leacock, Moxey, Dave Martin, Porter, Anderson, Sunu, Severn

Join Vital Donny

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 .


Bookmark and Share



Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Saturday March 13 2010
Time: 10:56PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Comments

0
Get to fifty points then see what the rest of the season brings.
dazza71
13/03/2010 22:58:00
0
Emmanuel-Thomas has proved to be an inspirational signing. Could just get Rovers to the Play offs.
DonnyEd
14/03/2010 21:16:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Rovers will do against Crewe?
Suggested By:
Win76%
Lose12%
Draw12%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Wigan 44 23 15 6 84 36
2 Burton 44 24 9 11 81 19
3 Walsall 44 22 12 10 78 15
4 Millwall 44 22 9 13 75 20
5 Bradford 44 21 11 12 74 12
6 Barnsley 44 21 7 16 70 13
7 Gillingham 44 19 12 13 69 17
8 Scunthorpe 44 19 11 14 68 10
9 Sheff Utd 44 18 12 14 66 9
10 Rochdale 44 18 11 15 65 6
11 Port Vale 44 18 11 15 65 4
12 Coventry 44 17 12 15 63 14
13 Southend 44 16 11 17 59 -4
14 Peterborough 44 17 6 21 57 4
15 Bury 44 15 12 17 57 -15
16 Swindon 44 15 10 19 55 -10
17 Oldham 44 12 18 14 54 -9
18 Chesterfield 44 14 8 22 50 -13
19 Shrewsbury 44 13 11 20 50 -17
20 Fleetwood 44 11 15 18 48 -4
21 Blackpool 44 12 10 22 46 -15
22 Doncaster 44 11 12 21 45 -14
R Colchester 44 9 12 23 39 -41
R Crewe 44 6 13 25 31 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Crewe Alexandra (a)
Sky Bet League One
May 8 2016 12:30PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers36
2.DonnyEd10
3.Dblido4
4.ssnolsns012
5.kimmyricks112
6.BarryGreyBeard1