• Date: Tue 16 March 2010
  • Venue: London Road Ground
  • Ref: Graham, F
  • Attendance: 6,773
1 - 2
Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers

Roberts (67)

Oster (90)

Peterborough United vs Doncaster Rovers

Team Lineups

Peterborough United

Joe Lewis
Craig Morgan
Gaby Zakuani
Mark Little
Scott Griffiths
Exodus Geohaghon
Charlie Lee
Tommy Rowe
Sergio Raul Torres (Josh Simpson, 80)
Liam Dickinson (Reuben Reid, 46)
Craig Mackail-Smith

Doncaster Rovers

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

Match Report
Although denied by John Oster's last-minute winner for Doncaster Rovers, Peterborough produced the sort of battling display in a 2-1 defeat that could help persuade manager Jim Gannon to commit his long-term future to the club. The former Stockport and Motherwell boss is at present with Posh only until the end of the campaign but at the club's annual meeting, earlier in the day, owner-chairman Darragh MacAnthony confirmed he had made Gannon an offer to stay permanently which he is now considering. Bidding for a third successive straight win, Posh had the better of an opening half that produced some refreshingly open play but failed to make the most of several well-worked openings, particularly when Craig Mackail-Smith headed over after Exdous Geohaghon nodded across a Sergio Torres corner. Argentine wide man Torres, back in favour at London Road after a loan spell at Lincoln City, should have broken the deadlock when released by Tommy Rowe only to fail to get the ball past well-positioned Neil Sullivan. The veteran Rovers keeper, who celebrated his 40th birthday last month, was even busier after the break, twice making finger-tip saves to keep out well-placed headers from Charlie Lee. The hard-working Posh midfielder finally beat Sullivan with another header on 55 minutes, although it was a close thing with the ball bobbling on the line before referee Fred Graham confirmed his assistant's signal that it was a goal. Dangerman Billy Sharp blazed wide as Rovers tried to hit back straight away and Sean O'Driscoll's side did haul themselves level 11 minutes later with skipper Gareth Roberts beating Posh's Joe Lewis with an unstoppable angled right-footed volley from 20 yards. The game could have gone either way in an often frantic final ten minutes with Mackail-Smith denied by a one-handed Sullivan save before Rovers had the last word with Oster's 90th-minute shot flashing past Lewis.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90
Substitution
 

Dean Shiels is being taken off, Adam Lockwood has come on in his place.

90
Goal
 

Goal!! John Oster scores for Doncaster.

87
Substitution
 

Doncaster are replacing James Chambers with James O'Connor.

80
Substitution
 

Peterborough are replacing Sergio Raul Torres with Josh Simpson.

67
Goal
 

Goal!! Doncaster have scored with Gareth Roberts putting it in the back of the net.

55
Goal
 

Goal!! Peterborough have scored with Charlie Lee putting it in the back of the net.

Second half
 

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

46
Substitution
 

Peterborough are replacing Liam Dickinson with Reuben Reid.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by F Graham

Kickoff
 

It's 7:45pm on Tuesday, March 16th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Peterborough face Doncaster at 7:45pm on Tuesday, March 16th.