UK time is: 22:38:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Doncaster Rovers 0 - Nottingham Forest 1

Keepmoat

16/08/11 7.45pm

Attendance: 9,464

Rovers remain pointless

Doncaster Rovers remain pointless after three games after losing to a solitary goal to Nottingham Forest at the Keepmoat.

Rovers lacked a cutting edge after enjoying plenty of play in the opening half hour but they were punished when Chris Gunter scored with a rare chance for Forest.

Rovers boss Sean O`Driscoll made one change from the side that were beaten by West Ham at the weekend.

Sam Hird replaced Richard Naylor in defence and there were also places on the bench for Mark Wilson, who returned from injury and Reece Brown, who signed from Manchester United on loan earlier in the day.

James Coppinger had the first chance of the evening but his long range effort went wide of the post.

Kyle Bennett then tried his luck from distance for Rovers but his effort cleared the bar.

Wes Morgan had the first chance of the evening for Forest but his volley from inside the area went wide of the post.

Giles Barnes had Rovers first effort on target but Lee Camp was equal to the effort.

Forest had claims for a penalty turned down when Matt Derbyshire went down under pressure from Sam Hird.

Forest took the lead through Chris Gunter on the half hour when he got between two defenders to head past Woods after a good ball in by Moloney.

Chris Cohen then saw his shot go over the bar as the visitors looked for a second.

James Coppinger came close to equalising for Rovers when he had Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp at full stretch, who tipped the ball around the post.

Radoslav Majewski then had an effort from distance for the visitors that failed to trouble the Rovers goal.

It was to prove the last meaningful action of the half as Rovers would have felt a little unlucky to go in at the break behind.

The second half saw little goalmouth action and Kyle Bennett had the first real shot of any description inside the final fifteen minutes of the game when he shot wide from outside the area.

Simon Gillett then saw his shot saved by Camp as Rover searched for an equaliser.

Chris Brown then drew a save from Camp with a header from inside the six-yard area.

Rovers final chance of the game fell to Tommy Spurr but his header from a free kick went harmlessly over the bar.

Rovers now travel to Derby County on Saturday and manager Sean O`Driscoll will be desperate to bring in a striker to help bolster the forward line.

Teams
Doncaster
Woods, Dumbuya, Hird, Spurr, Friend, Oster, Coppinger, Gillett, Barnes (Baxendale 89), C. Brown, Bennett (R. Brown 85)

Subs
Sullivan, Naylor, Wilson,
Nottingham Forest
Camp, Moloney, Morgan, Chambers, Gunter, Majewski, Greening, Cohen, Reid, McGoldrick (Miller 75), Derbyshire (Findlay 57)

Subs not used
Smith, Lynch, McGugan,

Join Vital Donny

Join The Vital Debate


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




Vital Doncaster on: facebook

Vital Doncaster on: twitter








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:Tuesday August 16 2011

Time: 10:05PM

 

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 45
2. DonnyEd 20
3. Dblido 11
4. TOMMODRFC 1
5. Jaclin 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Yeovil 0 - 3 Doncaster
Doncaster 1 - 3 Port Vale
Doncaster 1 - 1 Preston

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Crawley 3 2 0 1 0 6
8. Preston 3 1 2 0 4 5
9. Port Vale 3 1 2 0 2 5
10. Doncaster 3 1 1 1 1 4
11. Swindon 3 1 1 1 1 4
12. Leyton Orient 3 1 1 1 1 4
13. Gillingham 3 1 1 1 0 4

Breaking League News

Rovers to be without midfielder for Barnsley trip
Doncaster : 22/08/2014 21:37:00
City Aim to Get The Ricoh Rocking
Coventry : 22/08/2014 21:20:00
DRFC Quinn departs Rovers
Doncaster : 22/08/2014 20:55:00
DRFC Will Rovers return to winning ways?
Doncaster : 22/08/2014 20:00:00
Evans: Agard 'Money Motivated'
Bristol City : 22/08/2014 19:21:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will Rovers do against Colchester?
Suggested By:  
Win 67%
Lose 22%
Draw 11%