Doncaster Rovers - Rovers battle to draw
UK time is: 06:21:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Swansea City 0 - Doncaster Rovers 0

Liberty Stadium

02/05/10 1pm

Attendance: 17,630

Rovers battle to draw

Doncaster Rovers battled to a 0-0 at Swansea City on the final day of the season with a terrific defensive display.

Swansea needed three points to have any chance of a play off place.

Rovers gave a rare start to Ben Smith in goal as he replaced Neil Sullivan.

Swansea had the best chances of the first half with Kuqi, Cotterill and Pratley all going close.

Rovers rarely threatened the Swansea goal and Emmanuel-Thomas had there best effort from distance which went over the bar.

The second half followed a pretty similar pattern with Cotterill and Pratley having early chances to open the scoring.

Rovers had more chances in the second half with Swansea pushing men forward in search of a goal, Coppinger forcing De Vries into his first save of the afternoon.

Dean Shiels had a couple of good opportunities for Rovers but failed to hit the target.

Heffernan had a great chance to earn a victory for Rovers late on but he shot over when well placed.

Swansea thought they had won all three points in injury time when Beattie found the back of the net but the referee had already blown for a handball by Dyer.

Rovers finish the season in the top half of the table in twelfth place after a tremendous second season in the Championship.


Teams

Swansea
De Vries, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Edgar, Britton, Gower, Pratley, Cotterill, Dyer, Kuqi

Subs
Cornell, Serran, Orlandi, Van Der Gun, Trundle, Pintado, Beattie

Doncaster
Smith, O`Connor, Hird, Martis, Roberts, Wilson, Mutch, Coppinger, Shiels, Emmanuel-Thomas, Hayter

Subs
Woods, Lockwood, Heffernan, McDaid, Dumbuya, Fairhurst, Clark


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






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 2 2010

Time: 3:35PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
A good battling draw. Well done on a top half finish. Can Rovers hang onto O'Driscoll and there main players this summer?
dazza71
Report Abuse
02/05/2010 15:38:00

What a great season for Rovers, limited budget, small squad and they were most peoples favourites for relegation. At one stage I really thought they was going to make the play offs.
DonnyEd
Report Abuse
02/05/2010 15:45:00

Top half respectablilty congratulations
Tiny T
Report Abuse
02/05/2010 22:31:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. DonnyEd 11
2. Dblido 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Colchester 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Fleetwood 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Gillingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Millwall 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Striker Joins From Luton
Blackpool : 01/07/2015 21:33:01
Familiar Face At Sky Blues First Day
Coventry : 01/07/2015 21:03:01
Mellis Becomes Flitcroft's Fourth Capture
Bury : 01/07/2015 19:08:01
Bury Brought Forward
Southend : 01/07/2015 17:56:00
O'Neill Targeted Again
Southend : 01/07/2015 17:48:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you think Williams can net 20 goals for Doncaster?
Suggested By:  
Yes 59%
No 41%