As we began this week with a video highlighting Rovers’ free-flowing football approach, it seems only right to end the week on a similar note. There was a little criticism from some quarters that as neat as Rovers 35 pass move against Queens Park Rangers was, it didn’t actually lead to anything. Of course when you’ve got the ball the opposition can’t score and when your 2-0 up, two minutes of continued possession certainly does you no harm.
But just for the naysayers, this episode of Viva Video shows a more productive passing move, and rather perfectly ahead of tomorrow’s trip to the City Ground, it’s from Rovers’ last match with Nottingham Forest. On Boxing Day last year Doncaster travelled to Nottingham rock bottom of the Championship and having failed tos core more than a single goal in a game since the previous season’s play-offs. That changed dramatically on the banks of the Trent as Rovers saw off Forest and manager Colin Calderwood’s contract with a 4-2 victory.
The second of those four goals (shown last on this clip) was the piece-de-resistance of the day. Rovers retained possession for eighteen consecutive passes before Richie Wellens fed Martin Woods with pass number 19. Woods then turned on the edge of the box before executing a sublime chip over the home ‘keeper and into the back of the net. A glorious goal that kick-started a brilliant Rovers recovery and a fitting build up to tomorrow’s big game.