2007-08, match reports

Millwall 0-3 Doncaster Rovers

If anything points to a side both in control and in rampant form then Rovers shots at goal stats are certainly it. Twenty-nine efforts in Tuesday’s home win over Hartlepool looked pretty formidable; but even on the road there is no stopping Donny; an incredible thirty three efforts rained in on Millwall’s goal at the weekend; thankfully three of them found a way in to give Rovers a second successive win.

Despite a lot of possession and the aforementioned high shot count Rovers had to wait until three minutes before half-time to take the lead. Brain Stock’s corner was met by Stephen Roberts at the far-post but the defender’s effort was blocked on the line; however the ball continued to bounce around the six-yard box and from a melee on the line it eventually fell to Jason Price who slotted it home from seven yards.

Rovers second goal came from James Coppinger fifteen minutes from time. Some neat possession football by the Rovers led to Mark McCammon laying the ball on for Coppinger who struck a dipping half-volley over from twenty-five yards over Preston Edwards in the Millwall goal and into the far-corner of the net.

The result was rounded off in fine style with an excellent strike from Rovers longest serving player; Paul Green. A deep cross from Mark was met first time by Green who’s glorious right footed volley found the far corner of the net to complete a greatly deserved a way win. Seven wins in nine for Rovers means a two point gap between themselves and the play-off places below; roll on the next match.

Millwall line-up: Rhys Evans (Preston Edwards); Danny Senda, Paul Robinson, Alan Dunne (Ahmet Brkovic), Scott Barron; Andy Frampton, Adrian Forbes, Jay Simpson, Ali Fuesini; Lewis Grabban (Marc Laird), Gary Alexander

subs not used: Marcus Bignott, David Martin

booked: Paul Robinson, Lewis Grabban

Doncaster Rovers line-up (4-3-1-2): Neil Sullivan; James O’Connor, Stephen Roberts, Adam Lockwood, Gareth Roberts; Richie Wellens, Paul Green, Brian Stock (Mark Wilson); James Coppinger; Jason Price (Paul Heffernan), Mark McCammon (Matt Mills)

subs not used: Lewis Guy, Sean McDaid

booked: Stephen Roberts


About glen wilson

Former schoolboy, Glen Wilson writes on football and travel and has been editor of the award-winning popular STAND fanzine since before the award.


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