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Doncaster Rovers 3 - Bradford Park Avenue 1


03/11/12 3pm

Attendance: 4,602

Rovers ease through to second round

Doncaster Rovers booked their place in the second round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over non-league Bradford Park Avenue.

Andy Griffin and Sammy Clingan both made their first starts for Rovers since signing short-term deals recently with boss Dean Saunders changing things around.

It took Rovers almost thirty minutes to break down their Blue Square Conference North opponents.

Martin Woods finally breaking the deadlock on 27 minutes at a time when Bradford were enjoying their best spell of the game.

Ten minutes later, Rovers doubled their lead when Iain Hume was found in the centre and he place his shot past Tim Deasey.

Bradford enjoyed a decent start to the second half but it was Woods again who drew a good save out of Deasey.

The visitors found their way back into the game ten minutes into the second half when midfielder Richard Marshall fired home.

The game was evenly balanced with the non-league side competing well.

Rovers eventually made the game safe when substitute Chris Brown headed home his sixth goal of the season with fifteen minutes remaining.

Rovers had chances in the final ten minutes to increase their lead but it would have been harsh on the visitors from Bradford who put up a good fighting display.


Gary Woods, Andy Griffin, Rob Jones, Tommy Spurr, James Husband; David Syers (Robbie Blake 42), Sammy Clingan, Paul Keegan, Martin Woods, Iain Hume (Michael Woods 89), Billy Paynter (Chris Brown 57)

Subs not used
Neil Sullivan, Paul Quinn, James Harper

Bradford PA
Tim Deasey Ben Higginson 82),, Michael Duckworth, Rob O`Brien (Danny Holland 54), James Knowles, Nthan Hotte, Alex Davidson, Richard Marshall, , Jordan Deacey (Matty, James (Tom Greaves 70), Paul Walker

Subs not used
Jamie Jackson, Craig Radcliffe, Ross Daly, Mark Hume

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Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 4 2012

Time: 7:14AM

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Glad to get through. I always thought it would not be an easy game.

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