Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

Sharp double not enough for Rovers

Ipswich Town
3 - 2
Doncaster Rovers

Portman Road

22/01/11 3pm

Attendance: 17,298

Referee:

Doncaster Rovers leaky defence continued a bad week when they conceded three more at Ipswich Town in a 3-2 defeat.

Billy Sharp scored twice for Rovers but it wasn`t enough as poor defending cost them dear.

Sharp almost gave Rovers the lead in the fifth minute when his turn and shot came back off the post.

A minute later Sharp did find the back of the net when his low shot across the keeper found the corner of the net.

Norris had the home sides best early effort when his shot was saved by the legs of Sullivan.

Wickham then tested Sullivan, with the veteran keeper saving well.

Sharp then thought he had doubled Rovers lead but his goal was ruled out for offside.

The home side continued to search for an equaliser with Wickham, Leadbitter and Priskin all going close but it was Rovers, who went in at the break in the lead after the early Billy Sharp strike.

Norris equalised for the visitors early in the second half when his volley beat Sullivan from inside the area.

Ipswich took the lead on the hour when a good ball in the middle found Wickham totally unmarked and he headed past Sullivan.

Rovers were back on level terms straight from the kick off when a good run and cross from Coppinger found Sharp and his diving header beat Fulop in the Town goal.

Ipswich scored the winner only a few minutes later when Edwards long-range effort took a deflection on its way past Sullivan.

Rovers struggled to find a way back into the game after the Edwards goal and they had to wait until the final five minutes before having a realistic chance of an equaliser.

John Oster played in James Hayter and his shot went just the wrong side of the post and into the side netting.

Kilgallon had Rovers last chance of the game but Fulop saved his effort.

Rovers have now lost their last two championship games and will hope to put things right when they entertain South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at the Keepmoat on Tuesday night.

Teams

Ipswich
Fulop, Edwards, McAuley, Delaney, O`Dea, Leadbitter, Priskin, Wickham, Norris, Martin, Healy

Subs not used,
Lee-Barrett, Peters, Kennedy, Scotland, Civelli, Smith, Hyam

Doncaster
Sullivan, O`Connor, Chambers (Fairhurst 89), Kilgallon, Lockwood, Oster, Wilson (Hird 90), Coppinger, Hayter, Sharp, Shiels (Mason 88)

Subs not used
G. Woods, Keegan, Souza, Friend

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



Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday January 23 2011
Time: 7:35AM

Comments

0
13 goals already this season, well on the way to 20.
1879Rovers
24/01/2011 21:12:00
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 Stevenage?
Suggested By:
Win47%
Lose23%
Draw30%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Carlisle 19 10 8 1 38 14
2 Plymouth 19 12 2 5 38 8
3 Doncaster 18 11 3 4 36 13
4 Portsmouth 19 9 4 6 31 12
5 Luton 19 8 7 4 31 10
6 Wycombe 19 8 4 7 28 1
7 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 27 11
8 Barnet 19 6 9 4 27 0
9 Grimsby 19 7 5 7 26 2
10 Crewe 19 6 8 5 26 -3
11 Cambridge 19 7 4 8 25 -2
12 Mansfield 19 6 7 6 25 -4
13 Yeovil 18 7 4 7 25 -4
14 Stevenage 17 7 3 7 24 0
15 Colchester 19 6 5 8 23 1
16 Crawley 18 6 5 7 23 -6
17 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
18 Hartlepool 19 5 7 7 22 -4
19 Notts County 19 6 4 9 22 -8
20 Accrington 19 5 6 8 21 -5
21 Exeter 19 6 2 11 20 -5
22 Leyton Orient 19 5 3 11 18 -5
23 Cheltenham 19 3 9 7 18 -8
24 Newport 18 4 5 9 17 -5
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 17 2016 12:30PM : Grimsby Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 31 2016 12:15PM : Mansfield Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Stevenage (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.DonnyEd5
2.1879Rovers1
Vital Football Comment