UK time is: 10:54:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Doncaster Rovers 3 - Scunthorpe United 0

Keepmoat

01/01/01 3pm

Attendance: P. Tierney

Rovers cruise to easy win over Scunthorpe

Rovers enjoyed a great start to 2011 with a comfortable 3-0 win over near neighbours Scunthorpe United.

The game was held up for nearly an hour when only one ambulance was present at the Keepmoat and Football League regulations stipulate that there must be two in attendance.

Former Rovers loan player Jonathan Forte had the first chance of the afternoon and he shot straight at Sullivan.

James O`Connor had Rovers first chance when he shot straight at Murphy in the Scunthorpe goal.

Sharp opened the scoring on 26 minutes when he got his head to a Brian Stock corner to head past Murphy.

James Hayter almost made it 2-0 just past the half hour when his shot went just wide of the post.

Hayter did make it two on 37 minutes when he got on the end of a James Coppinger cross and beat Murphy to the ball to find the back of the net.

Hayter could have made it 3-0 soon afterwards when he got on the end of a free kick but failed to hit the target with his header.

Rovers did make it 3-0 just before half time whistle when Joseph Mills scored with a volley from an inch perfect cross from Oster.

The half time followed soon afterwards, as Rovers thoroughly deserved their three-goal advantage at the break.

Billy Sharp went close to making it four early in the second half but his shot was deflected wide for a corner.

From the resulting corner, Brian Stock saw his header saved by Murphy.

Having lost Shelton Martis in the first half through injury, Rovers were forced into their second change of the afternoon just past the hour when Stock went off with what looked like an ankle injury.

The game had gone a little flat as Rovers were cruising to an easy victory with twenty minutes remaining.

Rovers almost made it 4-0 when John Oster put James O`Connor through but he couldn`t beat Murphy.

Rovers afternoon was marred late on when Sam Hird received his second yellow card of the afternoon from referee Paul Tierney who looked to be influenced in his decision by three or four Scunthorpe players who surrounded the referee.

The tackle was a poor tackle but the referee didn`t look like booking Hird until the Scunthorpe players got involved.

It was to prove to be the last incident of any sort as the referee had done his best to spoil the game in the second half.



Teams

Doncaster
Sullivan, O`Connor, Martis (Lockwood 17), Mills, Hird, Stock (Shiels 63), Oster, Wilson, Coppinger, Sharp, Hayter (Healy 80)

Subs not used
G. Woods, Souza, Gillett, Fairhurst

Scunthorpe
Murphy, Byrne, Mirfin, Nolan, Wright, Togwell, Woolford, O`Connor (Wright 62), Collins, Dagnell (Thompson 73), Forte (Godden 46)

Subs not used
Slocombe, Raynes, McClenahan, Cowan-Hall

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 January 1 2011

Time: 5:54PM

Your Comments

To think Rovers have hardly played recently and raced into a 3-0 lead. whats worrying is Martis and Stock injuries and Hird suspended with another game coming up on Monday.
DonnyEd
good to read and good goals as shown on tv . i just love it when Scunthorpe get beat , well done donny .
kimbo
A good win after not playing for so long
King Billy
 

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 25
2. DonnyEd 20
3. Dblido 6

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Barnsley 17 6 4 7 -1 22
14. Walsall 18 5 7 6 -1 22
15. Port Vale 18 6 4 8 -2 22
16. Doncaster 16 6 3 7 -6 21
17. Crawley 18 5 6 7 -10 21
18. Coventry 18 5 5 8 -7 20
19. Leyton Orient 18 4 7 7 -3 19

Breaking League News

DRFC Dickov - The players were fantastic
Doncaster : 23/11/2014 10:02:00
Rovers come from behind to claim the points
Doncaster : 23/11/2014 09:53:00
POSH REACTION: Darragh MacAnthony
Swindon : 23/11/2014 09:46:00
COOPER: Posh Reaction
Swindon : 23/11/2014 09:32:00
Swindon : 23/11/2014 09:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the match v Rochdale?
Suggested By:  
Johnstone 0%
Wabara 0%
Mccullough 0%
Butler 0%
Stevens 0%
Wellens 50%
Keegan 0%
Coppinger 0%
Main 0%
Tyson 0%
Bennett 50%
Forrester 0%