• Date: Sat 06 March 2010
  • Venue: Ashton Gate
  • Ref: Phillips, D
  • Attendance: 13,401
Bristol City

Bristol City

Orr (9)

Orr (15)

2 - 5
Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers

Emmanuel-Thomas (2)

Sharp (12)

Sharp (34)

Emmanuel-Thomas (43)

Bristol City vs Doncaster Rovers

Team Lineups

Bristol City

Dean Gerken
Bradley Orr
Liam Fontaine
Louis Carey
Lewin Nyatanga
Lee Johnson
Cole Skuse
Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Paul Hartley, 74)
Nicky Maynard (David Clarkson, 74)
Danny Haynes (Ivan Sproule, 46)
Chris Iwelumo

Doncaster Rovers

Neil Sullivan
James O'Connor
Gareth Roberts
James Chambers
Sam Hird
Mark Wilson (John Spicer, 88)
John Oster
James Coppinger (Dean Shiels, 77)
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Jordon Mutch, 84)
Billy Sharp
James Hayter

Match Report
Doncaster Rovers have secured a stunning 5-2 away-day victory at Bristol City with Billy Sharp amongst the goals once again. Four goals in the opening 15 minutes made this more like an entertaining old style musical than football with Sharp topping the bill. By the break he had scored twice and helped set up two other goals and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas looked a star in the making. When Sharp made his first run at the City defence in the second minute, he picked out Thomas at the far post and the 19-year-old stroked confidently into the far corner. Starting his first game of a one-month loan from Arsenal where he captains the youth side, Emmanuel-Thomas went on to score again. City right-back Bradley Orr, who took most of the blame for the first goal, redeemed himself with two of his own in the ninth and 15th minutes. Both were scored close in as he connected with meaty left wing crosses from Jamal Campbell-Ryce. It was all highly entertaining stuff except for the respective coaches who must have found some appalling defending far from amusing. Both sides could have had more; Nicky Maynard hit the bar from 25-yards for City and James Coppinger had a shot for Rovers diverted by keeper Dean Gerken. But it was Sharp who made the difference. His first goal came from a cross on the right by Coppinger, his second from a run through the middle after wrong footing central defender Lewin Nyatanga. Donny's neat passing game and a comfortable two-goal lead at half time was enough to carry them to only their second ever win at Ashton Gate as they completed a second win this season against their opponents. The scoreline was boosted for them by Bradley Orr who turned the cross from Coppinger through his own goal with an hour gone after he had twice come close to scoring a hat-trick of his own.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

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


Doncaster are replacing Mark Wilson with John Spicer.


Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is replaced by Jordon Mutch.


James Coppinger is being taken off, Dean Shiels has come on in his place.


Jamal Campbell-Ryce is being taken off, Paul Hartley has come on in his place.


Nicky Maynard is replaced by David Clarkson.

Own Goal

Own goal, Bradley Orr has put it in his own net.


Danny Haynes is being taken off, Ivan Sproule has come on in his place.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 4.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by D Phillips


Goal!! Doncaster have scored with Jay Emmanuel-Thomas putting it in the back of the net.

Yellow Card

Cole Skuse goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Doncaster have scored with Billy Sharp putting it in the back of the net.


Goal!! Bradley Orr scores for Bristol City.


Goal!! Billy Sharp scores for Doncaster.


Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Bradley Orr putting it in the back of the net.


Goal!! Doncaster have scored with Jay Emmanuel-Thomas putting it in the back of the net.


It's 3pm on Saturday, March 6th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Bristol City face Doncaster at 3pm on Saturday, March 6th.