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Sharp shoots down Rovers

Southampton
2 - 0
Doncaster Rovers

St Mary's Stadium

24/03/12 3pm

Attendance: 30,209

Referee:

Former Doncaster Rovers striker Billy Sharp scored twice for Southampton to condemn Rovers to their third defeat in a week.

Sharp left Rovers to join Southampton in January after netting 41 goals for the club in two and a half seasons and he came back to haunt his old club.

The striker headed Southampton ahead from close range close to the hour and he doubled the lead with just fifteen minutes remaining when he brushed off the challenge of Habib Beye to fire past Carl Ikeme.

Rovers best chance of the game came inside ten minutes when Frederic Piquionne headed over after a good ball from Simon Gillett.

The defeat leaves Rovers five points from safety with just eight games remaining.

They are back in action on Tuesday night when they play their rearranged game at Crystal Palace.

Teams

Southampton
Davis, Fonte, Fox, Butterfield, Hooiveld, Schneiderlin, Cork, Lallana (Hammond 78), Lambert (Chaplow 49), De Ridder (Barnard 67), Sharp

Subs not used
Harding, Martin

Doncaster
Ikeme, Beye, Ilunga, Chimbonda, Lockwood, Coppinger (Bennett 65), Oster (Robert 90), Diouf, Piquionne, Gillett, Barnes (Bennett 79)

Subs not used
Friend, Bagayoko

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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday March 25 2012
Time: 5:51AM

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It just had to be him. It was bad enough seeing him in a Southampton shirt, let alone scoring and celebrating against us.
1879Rovers
26/03/2012 20:06:00
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I think it was always on the cards that BS would both play and score. Pity is you missed maybe the best chance of all in the first half which might have set our nerves jangling. Good luck for the rest of the season.
SFC Forever
26/03/2012 22:26:00
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