Doncaster Rovers - Rovers condemned to another defeat
UK time is: 18:19:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff City 2 - Doncaster Rovers 0

Cardiff City Stadium

13/09/11 3pm

Attendance: 21,863

Rovers condemned to another defeat

Doncaster Rovers suffered another defeat as two second half goals condemned them to their fifth defeat of the season.

Goals from Anthony Gerrard and Rob Earnshaw were enough for the home side.

Sean O`Driscoll welcomed back James Coppinger to the side after missing the past two games with a calf strain.

Rob Earnshaw had a very early chance for the home side but saw his effort come back off the post.

Richard Naylor then almost put through his own goal for Rovers.

Anthony Gerrard then fired over for the home side as Cardiff started on the front foot.

Kyle Bennett had Rovers first chance but his shot went wide of the post.

Kenny Miller was next to have a chance for the home side but his effort was well over the bar.

Darcy Blake went close for the home side when he headed wide from a Cardiff corner.

James Hayter saw a shot saved by David Marshall as the game headed past the half hour.

Simon Gillett had an effort blocked by Cardiff defender Anthony Gerrard as the game headed towards half time.

Rovers headed in for half time with the game scoreless.

O`Driscoll made a substitution at the start of the second half with Milan Lalkovic replacing Richard Naylor.

Mark Hudson had an early second half chance for the home side but Woods saved his header.

Cardiff took the lead following a free kick from Peter Whittingham that was headed home by Gerrard.

Rob Earnshaw put his bad miss against England behind him from midweek when he doubled the lead with fifteen minutes remaining.

Earnshaw tucked the ball away after good work from Kenny Miller and Peter Whittingham.


Marshall, McNaughton, Taylor, Hudson, Gerrard, Whittingham, Cowie, Conway (Kiss 80), Blake (Gunnarsson 62), Miller (Gestede 83), Earnshaw

Subs not used
Heaton, Mason

Woods, O`Connor, Friend, Naylor (Lalkovic 46), Spurr, Dumbuya (Wilson 85), Oster, Bennett (Barnes 67), Coppinger, Hayter, Gillett

Subs not used
Sullivan, Hird,

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

The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 10 2011

Time: 6:58PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Defending for both goals was comical. We aren't scoring enough to allow silly mistakes at the back.
Report Abuse
13/09/2011 15:05:00


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 23
2. DonnyEd 6
3. dnshhrs01 4
4. Dblido 3

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Scunthorpe 19 8 2 9 1 26
14. Rochdale 19 6 6 7 0 24
15. Chesterfield 19 7 2 10 -6 23
16. Doncaster 19 6 5 8 -6 23
17. Fleetwood 19 6 3 10 -1 21
18. Shrewsbury 18 6 2 10 -3 20
19. Colchester 19 5 5 9 -15 20

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Walsall : 25/11/2015 18:03:01
Smith Feels Defeat Was Criminal
Walsall : 25/11/2015 17:47:00
Millwall Up For JPT Award
Millwall : 25/11/2015 17:42:01
Harris - We Lost To The Better Team
Millwall : 25/11/2015 17:38:01
Adkins Gutted With Shrewsbury Loss
Sheff Utd : 25/11/2015 17:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the match v Chesterfield?
Suggested By:  
Stuckmann 2%
Alcock 0%
Butler 13%
Taylor-Sinclair 0%
Evina 33%
Coppinger 13%
Middleton 0%
Grant 0%
Williams 13%
Tyson 6%
Mattioni 20%