Doncaster 2-0 Crystal Palace

25 April 2009 04:52
Doncaster earned a win over Crystal Palace in their last home game of the Championship season.The home side had seen Johannes Ertl, Neil Danns and Anthony Stokes hit the post for Palace before they went ahead. [LNB]Richie Wellens slid Dean Shiels through on goal and he slotted home past keeper Julian Speroni. [LNB]Stokes then had a goal disallowed for offside and Waide Fairhurst fed James Hayter, who rifled in a rising shot to wrap up Doncaster's win. [LNB][LNB]Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] emp_load.getEmpEmbeddedParams("emp_8018711");"I think we've shown we can compete in this division now. [LNB]"We had a bit of luck when they kept hitting the post but against that we should have had a penalty and when the chances came we took them. [LNB]"The supporters have helped us a lot this season because they have stuck with us when results weren't going our way. [LNB]"We were bottom of the table at Christmas and I'm proud of the way we've managed to climb up the table while at the same time sticking to playing football the way we have always done." [LNB]Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] emp_load.getEmpEmbeddedParams("emp_8018856");"We should have been 4-0 up before they scored. [LNB]"We hit the post three times in the first half and missed an even better chance than any of those but I was disappointed with the way we lost in the second half. [LNB]"The way we played after the interval told me a lot about my players - some good and some bad." [LNB][LNB]Doncaster: Sullivan (Gary Woods 90), Chambers, Van Nieuwstadt, Hird, Roberts, Spicer, Martin Woods, Wellens, Shiels (Guy 78), Hayter, LuaLua (Fairhurst 64).Subs Not Used: Fisher, Clarke. [LNB]Booked: Wellens. [LNB]Goals: Shiels 45, Hayter 75. [LNB]Crystal Palace: Speroni, Clyne, Lawrence, McCarthy, Hill, Ertl, Carle (Cadogan 58), Danns, Rui Fonte (Hills 76), Stokes, Kuqi (Scowcroft 69). Subs Not Used: Jose Fonte, Comley. [LNB]Booked: Danns. [LNB]Att: 12,031 [LNB]Ref: Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester). [LNB] Make your Championship predictions

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