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  • Date: Sat 03 April 2010
  • Venue: Keepmoat Stadium
  • Ref: Wright, K
  • Attendance: 10,179
Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers

Coppinger (58)

1 - 2
Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle

Mason (67)

Wright-Phillips (90)

Doncaster Rovers vs Plymouth Argyle

Team Lineups

Doncaster Rovers

Neil Sullivan
James O'Connor
Gareth Roberts (Adam Lockwood, 88)
James Chambers (Sam Hird, 77)
Shelton Martis
Mark Wilson
John Oster
James Coppinger
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
James Hayter
Dean Shiels (Jordon Mutch, 77)

Plymouth Argyle

David Stockdale
Reda Johnson
Bondz N'Gala
Onismor Bhasera
Karl Duguid
Chris Clark
Damien Johnson
Alan Judge (Kenny Cooper, 81)
Yannick Bolasie (Joe Mason, 61)
Jamie Mackie
Bradley Wright-Phillips

Match Report
Plymouth boosted their hopes of avoiding Championship relegation when they came from behind to snatch a dramatic 2-1 victory at Doncaster Rovers. Doncaster, whose faint hopes of a promotion play-off place were shattered by the defeat, only had themselves to blame. Rovers were way below their best but still dictated the pace for most of the game against a poor Plymouth side. The hosts produced the first opportunity as James Coppinger hit a fierce angled shot which was palmed round the post by goalkeeper David Stockdale. John Oster volleyed just over the top in the 25th minute and Doncaster had a clear cut shout for a penalty five minutes later when full-back Onismor Bhasera bundled over James chambers in the box, but the referee waved play on. On loan Arsenal youngster Jay Emmanuel-Thomas twice went close in the second-half with a shot that Stockdale did well to parry before saving his header soon after. Doncaster made the breakthough in the 58th minute following good work from Dean Shiels. The ball ran to Coppinger, whose first attempt was blocked, but he volleyed home the rebound in fine style. Rovers were made to pay for slackness at the back less than ten minutes later when substitute Joe Mason equalised after Neil Sullivan had failed to hold an effort from Damien Johnson. Doncaster still looked to have the game in their grasp, but Emmanuel-Thomas saw a powerful effort tipped away by Stockdale before Hayter was denied another clear-cut penalty appeal when he was barged over by Karl Duguid. Doncaster had a chance to snatch victory in the 80th minute when Hayter hit the crossbar following a superb move involving Coppinger and James O'Connor. But it was the Pilgrims who clinched the points when Bradley Wright-Philips nipped in unmarked to head home a free-kick from Bhasera at the death.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90
Goal
 

Goal!! Bradley Wright-Phillips scores for Plymouth.

88
Substitution
 

Doncaster are replacing Gareth Roberts with Adam Lockwood.

81
Substitution
 

Alan Judge is replaced by Kenny Cooper.

77
Substitution
 

James Chambers is being taken off, Sam Hird has come on in his place.

77
Substitution
 

Dean Shiels is replaced by Jordon Mutch.

67
Goal
 

Goal!! Joe Mason scores for Plymouth.

61
Substitution
 

Yannick Bolasie is being taken off, Joe Mason has come on in his place.

58
Goal
 

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

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, April 3rd, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Doncaster face Plymouth at 3pm on Saturday, April 3rd.