After Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe, Grant McCann promised to freshen things up for the trip to Shrewsbury Town and there were three changes, one of them being for the injured Herbie Kane. Sadly Rovers seemed anything but fresh in a dismal first half; they were lethargic and ponderous instead. Continue reading Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report
If Rovers’ infamous goalless draw with Fleetwood is the dullness against which all other 0-0s are judged, this scintillating fixture was in contrast a technicolour affair on par with the weekend’s Pride celebrations. Continue reading Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Shrewsbury Town: 250 word match report
A cold, snowy Shropshire greeted Rovers as they travelled to face League One’s surprise packages. The first half can be summed up quickly: Rovers were constipated in attack, vulnerable in defence and lucky to be trailing only to Mat Sadler’s 21st minute goal. Things looked even grimmer on 52 minutes as Shrewsbury doubled their lead when Carlton Morris hooked in following a corner. Continue reading Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report
With a return to winning ways at Plymouth at the weekend, and the everlasting sense of pride at the performance at the Emirates, the Keepmoat had a more confident feel about it on a misty Tuesday night. Continue reading Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Shrewsbury Town: 250 word match report
SAME OLD STORY FOR NEW-LOOK ROVERS
Like Doncaster Rovers circa 2016, the England cricket team of the 1990s boasted a Gooch and a Stewart in their ranks. They also often gave the impression that their team had been selected via the expedient of drawing names out of a hat. Rovers’ XI for the ‘must win’ game against Shrewsbury Town suggested some kind of random process at work.
Ninety-four minutes later, I can confirm, it’s going to be a rollercoaster. Not only did Son Of Fergie’s first match in charge result in an away win, but for the larger share, it also saw an unshackling of the cautious play that characterized much of Paul Dickov’s time. Continue reading Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Doncaster Rovers; 250 word match report