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Rovers miss great opportunity

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Portsmouth

Keepmoat

16/03/13 3pm

Attendance: 7,604

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Doncaster Rovers missed a great chance to put daylight between themselves and the chasing pack at the top of League One.

Rovers had to settle for a draw against struggling Portsmouth at the Keepmoat Stadium after Chris Brown had given the home side a first half lead.

Jed Wallace equalised for the visitors with fifteen minutes remaining to deny Rovers what would have been a massive three points.

Rovers had chances to wrap the game up in. Billy Paynter failed to beat Simon Eastwood in the Portsmouth goal when in behind the defence and in the second half, both David Cotterill and Rob Jones went close.

Portsmouth almost claimed all three points when Wallace fired wide minutes after equalising for the visitors.

With second placed Sheffield United losing heavily at Stevenage, it was a missed chance for Rovers. Brentford are now in second place behind Rovers after their late winner at Griffin Park. Brentford won thanks to a last minute penalty to move to within two points of Rovers at the top of the table.

Teams

Doncaster Rovers
Gary Woods, Paul Quinn, Rob Jones, Jamie McCombe, Tommy Spurr, David Cotterill, James Coppinger (Dean Furman 63), John Lundstram (Andy Griffin 84), Billy Paynter (Iain Hume 79), Chris Brown, James Husband

Subs not used
Neil Sullivan, Liam Wakefield, Mark Wilson, Kyle Bennett


Portsmouth
Simon Eastwood, Yassin Mouatouakil, Ricardo Rocha, Gabor Gyepes, Dan Butler (Adam Webster 90), Liam Walker (John Akinde 72), Therry Racon, Johnny Ertl, Jed Wallace, David Connolly, Patrick Agyemang


Subs not used
Phil Smith, Sam Sodje, Ashley Harris, Shaun Cooper, Jack Maloney,





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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday March 17 2013
Time: 8:40AM

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