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Reading continue to frustrate Rovers

Doncaster Rovers
0 - 3

Keepmoat Stadium

15/01/11 3pm

Attendance: 9,496


Reading continued their long hoodoo over the Rovers when they inflicted only Rovers second home defeat of the season.

Rovers have now won just two games in nineteen games on home soil against the Berkshire club.

Matt Kilgallon made his debut for Rovers after signing on loan from Sunderland in midweek.

John Oster had an early chance for Rovers against one of his former clubs but his long range effort was saved by Federici.

Reading took the lead just short of the half hour with the first shot on target when Kebe played in Long and he stabbed the ball past Neil Sullivan.

The visitors had chances to double their lead before half time with Sullivan forced into a good save and Kebe and Long shooting wide.

Rovers had struggled to get their fluent football going during a first half played in windy conditions.

Billy Sharp had Rovers first chance of the second half but Federici saved his shot from distance.

Reading doubled their lead on 68 minutes when Kebe lobbed Neil Sullivan who was caught in no man`s land.

Brooker tried to get Rovers quickly back into the game but his header went wide of the post.

Rovers afternoon was summed up five minutes later when a clearance by Adam Lockwood was blocked by McAnuff and the ball flew into the back of the net.

The goal killed off any hope of a Rovers comeback and they only had efforts from Brooker and Woods in the final fifteen minutes on a disappointing afternoon at the Keepmoat.


Sullivan, O`Connor, Kilgallon, Lockwood, Mills (Friend 33), Coppinger, Hird (M. Woods 60), Wilson, Hayter (Brooker 60), Sharp, Oster

Subs not used
G. Woods, Chambers, Shiels, Souza

Federici, Griffin, Karacan (Tabb 79), Leigertwood, Harte, McAnuff, Kebe, Ingimarsson, Pearce, Hunt (Church 79), Long

Subs not used
Cummings, McCartney, Antonio, Robson-Kanu, Howard

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Date:Saturday January 15 2011
Time: 8:00PM


I thought Reading were a good price at 7/4. Why do they have such a record against us?
16/01/2011 18:43:00
That is some poor record against Reading and to lose so heavily.
King Billy
16/01/2011 19:14:00
I still can't get my head around this result. Was full of confidence after signing Kilgallon in midweek.
16/01/2011 21:11:00
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