UK time is: 04:07:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Doncaster Rovers 3 - Hull City 1

Keepmoat Stadium

28/08/10 3pm

Attendance: 11,149

Rovers tame the Tigers

Doncaster Rovers quickly put last weekends heavy defeat at Cardiff City behind them by seeing off Hull City at The Keepmoat 3-1.

Rovers made the perfect start in the opening two minutes when Martin Woods looped a header over Matt Duke in the City goal after a cross into the middle by Coppinger.

Woods almost had his and Rovers second a few minutes later when his free kick was palmed away by Duke.

It wasn`t long before City were level, Robert Koren played through former England international Nicky Barmby who fired past Sullivan.

Oster had a chance to quickly put Rovers back in front but his long-range effort went just wide.

Woods was continuing his battle with Duke in the Hull goal, once again the Rovers midfielder forced the keeper into a save.

Bostock had a chance from long-range for the visitors but Sullivan saved well.

Rovers went back in front just before half time when Billy Sharp sent Duke the wrong way from the spot after a penalty was awarded for handball in the Hull area.

The goal was no more than Rovers deserved from their first half performance as they went in at half time in front.

Brian Stock had an early chance in the second half but his long-range shot went wide of the target.

Hull still carried a threat and little Nicky Barmby saw a header saved by Sullivan.

James Coppinger sealed the win for Rovers with twenty minutes remaining when he volleyed past Duke after some good play.

The goal seemed to ease the pressure off Rovers and Sharp and Coppinger both had chances to extend the lead.

Solano tried to get the visitors back into the game but Sullivan was equal to his shot.

Sullivan was soon in the action again when Simpson`s shot was fired straight at the veteran keeper who reacted well to keep it out.

A bad day was compounded deep into injury time when James O`Connor headed a goal bound Hull effort off the line.

A great performance from Rovers and a well deserved three points to record their first home win of the season.

Despite last weekend`s heavy defeat at Cardiff City, Rovers will be reasonably happy with their return of seven points from a possible twelve in the opening month.

Teams

Rovers:
Sullivan, O`Connor, Martis, Lockwood (Hird 46), Friend, Stock (Mason 87), Oster (Shiels 70), Sharp, Coppinger, M. Woods, Gillett

Subs not used:
G. Woods, Dumbuya, Fairhurst, Wilson

Hull:
Duke, Ashbee, Zayatte, Cooper, Dawson, Garcia, Solano, Barmby (Simpson 66), Bostock (Cairney 66), Cullen, Koren

Subs not used:
Oxley, Gardner, Kilbane, Devitt, Atkinson

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:Saturday August 28 2010

Time: 9:25PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
A good way to bounce back after last weekend, the early goal helped.
DonnyEd
Report Abuse
28/08/2010 22:02:00

Great to beat the Tigers, I wonder if they still think we are a pub team?
1879Rovers
Report Abuse
02/09/2010 19:26:00

 

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. 1879Rovers 4

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Barnsley 39 16 8 15 1 56
9. Bradford 38 14 12 12 5 54
10. Peterborough 38 16 5 17 -3 53
11. Doncaster 36 14 10 12 2 52
12. Fleetwood 38 14 10 14 -4 52
13. Oldham 39 14 10 15 -9 52
14. Gillingham 39 13 12 14 -3 51

Breaking League News

Damaging Defeat For Sky Blues
Coventry : 02/04/2015 02:00:01
1.4million Profit For Yeovil
Yeovil : 01/04/2015 16:30:00
Eagles Set For Bramall Lane Return
Sheff Utd : 01/04/2015 16:16:01
Clough - We Must Learn Crewe Lessons
Sheff Utd : 01/04/2015 16:14:01
Leeds & Middlesbrough Lads On Trial
Scunthorpe : 01/04/2015 16:12:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How many points do Rovers need to make the play-offs?
Suggested By:  
65-67 2%
68-70 50%
71-72 16%
73-74 16%
75+ 16%