• Date: Sat 27 March 2010
  • Venue: Oakwell Stadium
  • Ref: Deadman, D
  • Attendance: 14,188

Barnsley vs Doncaster Rovers

Team Lineups


Luke Steele
Darren Moore
Steve Foster
Luke Potter
Ryan Shotton
Hugo Roberto Colace
Filipe Teixeira (Daniel Bogdanovic, 29)
Franca Anderson Silva (Emil Hallfredsson, 73)
Adam Hammill
Nathan Doyle (Jacob Butterfield, 54)
Andy Gray

Doncaster Rovers

Neil Sullivan
James O'Connor
Gareth Roberts
James Chambers
Shelton Martis
Mark Wilson
John Oster
James Coppinger
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Martin Woods, M, 90)
Billy Sharp (Adam Lockwood, 87)
James Hayter

Match Report
James Coppinger grabbed the winner as Doncaster Rovers claimed all three points after putting one over South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley 1-0 at Oakwell. Coppinger crowned his impressive performance by sealing the win with his fourth goal of the season midway through the first half . Barnsley suffered from a dismal first-half display but might have snatched a point with a late burst that saw them go close. In a dreary first half Barnsley's lone striker Andy Gray produced a rare scoring chance when he headed a Ryan Shotton long throw goalwards but Doncaster's veteran keeper Neil Sullivan collected easily. It was Rovers who made the breakthrough after 35 minutes with a typically patient move after a corner. Barnsley were caught out ball watching and Coppinger took full advantage with space and time to drive his angled shot out of Luke Steele's reach. Just after the restart, Billy Sharp worked his way into a good position and collected a short pass from James Hayter but fired wide. At the other end, Franca Anderson Silva cut in from the right and drilled a low shot out of Sullivan's reach but dragged it wide before Adam Hammill picked out a long-range effort that Sullivan held easily. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas aimed a dangerous cross to the near post for Sharp but the striker, who is on loan from Sheffield United, messed up his header and it was wide. Coppinger caused a heart-stopping moment for the home side when he cut in again from the right but Steele hung onto the resulting shot. Jacob Butterfield arrived as a sub for Barnsley nine minutes into the second half and immediately had an impact improving the home side's midfield Emmanuel-Thomas, on loan from Arsenal, might have added a second for Rovers when he skipped into the area and rifled a low shot but Darren Moore cleared. Hugo Roberto Colace came close at the other end but his stinging shot was well saved by Sullivan.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.


Barnsley are replacing Franca Anderson Silva with Emil Hallfredsson.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked John Oster.

Yellow Card

Hugo Roberto Colace is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Nathan Doyle is replaced by Jacob Butterfield.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 1.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by D Deadman


Goal!! Doncaster have scored with James Coppinger putting it in the back of the net.

Yellow Card

Billy Sharp is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Filipe Teixeira is replaced by Daniel Bogdanovic.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff

Barnsley face Doncaster at 3pm on Saturday, March 27th.