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Bristol City 2 - Doncaster Rovers 1

Ashton Gate

21/01/12 3pm

Attendance: 14,951

Five minute spell proves costly

Doncaster Rovers remain deep in relegation trouble after losing at Bristol City.

A five-minute spell in the first half proved costly for Doncaster with Bristol City scoring twice and Rovers being reduced to ten men.

Chris Wood opened the scoring for the home side on 26 minutes when he headed home unchallenged.

Five minutes later, Doncaster defender Habib Beye was shown a straight red card for a two-footed tackle on Carl Skuse.

From the resulting free kick, Kalifa Cisse headed home a second for Bristol.

Doncaster got a lifeline with fifteen minutes remaining when El Hadji Diouf headed home in what could be his last appearance for the club.

They almost snatched a late point when Billy Sharp forced David James into a good save.

The result sees Doncaster five points from safety and they must now prepare for a trip to inform Hull City in ten days` time.



Teams

Bristol City
James, Skuse (Pitman 66), Nyatanga, Carey, Foster; Pearson; Cisse, Adomah, Wood (Stead 76), Bolasie (Wilson83). Kilkenny

Subs not used
Gerken, Maynard

Doncaster Rovers
Button; O'Connor, Beye, Hird, Spurr; Coppinger (Oster 19), Gillett (Bennett 78), Stock, Hayter (Lockwood 32), Sharp, Diouf.

Subs not used
Bennett, Bamogo, Bagayoko

Referee: Fred Graham (Essex)

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The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 22 2012

Time: 6:53AM

Your Comments

How many cards is that now for Beye?
temaze10
He has played 10 times, received 5 yellow cards and 1 red. He is now finished at Donny as his loan spell finishes before his suspension.
DonnyEd
Defending was poor for both goals but strange decisions all round on Saturday by the ref. Why couldn't Lockwood come on until after the free kick following Beye's sending off?
1879Rovers
 

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