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  • Date:08 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:7,921
  • Hayter (87)
  • Eastwood (22)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

The referee blows for offside against Freddy Eastwood. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Coppinger, Lukas Jutkiewicz manages to make a clearance.

91mins

James Hayter has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

90mins

Inswinging corner taken by James Coppinger, clearance by Richard Keogh.

88mins

James Hayter scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-1 Coventry.

87mins

David Bell goes off and Carl Baker comes on. Unfair challenge on David Bell by Wayne Thomas results in a free kick. Michael Quirke takes the direct free kick.

86mins

Matthew Kilgallon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dennis Souza.

85mins

Drilled right-footed shot by Freddy Eastwood. Gary Woods makes a save.

83mins

Shot from just outside the box by Gary McSheffrey misses to the left of the goal.

82mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

80mins

Franck Moussa concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Keogh. Michael Quirke takes the direct free kick.

79mins

James Coppinger has an effort at goal. Save by Michael Quirke.

76mins

Unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. James Coppinger delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Martin Cranie.

74mins

Shelton Martis goes off and Sam Hird comes on.

72mins

Foul by Ryan Mason on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. Aron Gunnarsson takes the free kick.

70mins

Sammy Clingan has an effort at goal. Save by Gary Woods.

68mins

Drilled left-footed shot by James Hayter. Save by Michael Quirke.

67mins

James Hayter fouled by Nathan Cameron, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Stock takes the free kick.

66mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by George Friend. David Bell restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

Ryan Mason on for Billy Sharp. James Coppinger takes a outswinging corner.

54mins

Brian Stock booked. Sammy Clingan fouled by Brian Stock, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.

53mins

Gary McSheffrey produces a cross, Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot.

51mins

Nathan Cameron is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Billy Sharp by Nathan Cameron results in a free kick. James Coppinger crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Richard Wood.

50mins

Unfair challenge on Wayne Thomas by Freddy Eastwood results in a free kick. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

49mins

The ball is crossed by Shelton Martis.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Brian Stock by Lukas Jutkiewicz results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by George Friend.

46mins

Aron Gunnarsson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

45mins

James Hayter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. David Bell crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Shelton Martis.

43mins

Corner taken by James Coppinger, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

42mins

Aron Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock. George Friend restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock by Freddy Eastwood. Free kick taken by Gary Woods. Nathan Cameron challenges Billy Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Coppinger has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

36mins

Brian Stock concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McSheffrey. Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

34mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Hayter on Richard Wood. Free kick taken by Michael Quirke.

34mins

Shot from 25 yards by Brian Stock. Save by Michael Quirke.

31mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Brian Stock. Richard Wood takes the direct free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Brian Stock. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, save by Gary Woods.

28mins

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball.

24mins

Shot by James Coppinger. Save by Michael Quirke.

24mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Freddy Eastwood goes wide left of the target.

23mins

Freddy Eastwood grabs a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 Coventry.Assist by Gary McSheffrey.

22mins

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey.

22mins

Corner taken right-footed by David Bell.

22mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Bell, George Friend manages to make a clearance.

19mins

Unfair challenge on Dennis Souza by Lukas Jutkiewicz results in a free kick. Gary Woods takes the free kick.

18mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary McSheffrey.

17mins

Franck Moussa has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Franck Moussa on David Bell. Gary McSheffrey takes the direct free kick.

13mins

David Bell sends in a cross.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Shelton Martis. Direct free kick taken by Gary Woods.

8mins

Dennis Souza gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Bell. Richard Keogh takes the direct free kick.

6mins

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.

3mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Friend by Aron Gunnarsson. Dennis Souza restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Freddy Eastwood is caught offside. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.

Match Preview

Rovers' injury crisis easing Doncaster duo James Hayter and James Coppinger could both return to the starting line-up against Coventry. Striker Hayter had been sidelined since early February with a calf injury before stepping off the bench on Saturday, while attacking midfielder Coppinger had missed the previous four games due to a similar problem before he too appeared as a second-half substitute at Leeds. Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll must decide whether to keep faith with young goalkeeper Gary Woods or start with loan signing Ben Alnwick, who was on the bench at Elland Road. First-choice keeper Neil Sullivan remains sidelined with a shin injury. The veteran has had an injection to aid his recovery, but will miss five days' training before he can contemplate a return. O'Driscoll has no new injury or suspension problems, but defenders James Chambers (hamstring), James O'Connor (foot) and Mustapha Dumbuya (knee) are still out. Coventry will assess both Keiren Westwood and Danny Ireland as they face a potential goalkeeper crisis. Regular number one Westwood was forced off at half-time in Saturday`s dismal 4-1 home defeat to Bristol City nursing a leg muscle injury. Replacement Ireland was introduced at the break but finished the encounter nursing a similar problem of his own, and the club`s medical staff are waiting as long as possible before making a decision on their availability. Should both be ruled out, and an emergency loan signing not made, then youngster Michael Quirke would be next in line to step up. The Sky Blues are also facing problems at the opposite end of the pitch as leading scorer Marlon King begins a four-match suspension for his dismissal at the weekend. The versatile Martin Cranie is back in contention following his one-match ban, while manager Aidy Boothroyd will again check on striker Clive Platt (calf), midfielder Lee Carsley (Achilles and hernia surgery) and defender Ben Turner (knee).

Formation:4231Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

Formation: 442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Coventry

  • Gary Woods
  • Shelton Martis
  • Dennis Souza
  • Wayne Thomas
  • George Friend
  • Mark Wilson
  • Brian Stock
  • James Coppinger
  • Franck Moussa
  • James Hayter
  • Billy Sharp
  • SUBS
  • Ben Alnwick
  • Ryan Mason
  • Simon Gillett
  • Sam Hird
  • Dean Shiels
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • Ryan Burge

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Match Report

Hayter foils Sky Blues at the death James Hayter's late equaliser denied Coventry a first league double over struggling Doncaster who snatched a 1-1 draw. The two sides began the evening in unexpected relegation trouble despite bright starts to their respective campaigns, and Freddy Eastwood's first-half strike looked set to consign Sean O'Driscoll's men to an eighth defeat in their last 12 league games. The result will go some way towards easing building pressure on under-fire Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd who would have seen his side leapfrog Doncaster in the table had Hayter not beaten an impressive Michael Quirke before the final whistle. Coventry had the first chance of the match after six minutes, Gary McSheffrey finding space on the edge of the area to test Gary Woods, who saved comfortably. The hosts responded through Franck Moussa, the Belgian jinking his way into the Sky Blues' box to launch a low left-footed drive past the hand of outstretched rookie goalkeeper Quirke but wide of the post with 17 minutes played. Lukas Jutkiewicz could have put Coventry ahead just a minute later, Woods reacting quickly to parry a bullet header over his crossbar. The visitors did not have to wait much longer to make the breakthrough, McSheffrey tidying up after a deep inswinging corner from David Bell to slide the ball across the six-yard box to a loitering Eastwood. The former Wolves man slotted his fifth league goal of the season into the top corner to give Coventry the lead after 23 minutes. Eastwood could have doubled the visitors' advantage immediately after kicking off, drilling right-footed from distance but failing to hit the target. The hosts had an opportunity to restore parity before the break. Nathan Cameron fouled Billy Sharp within striking range of goal but Coppinger, making his 250th appearance for the club, blazed his free-kick over the crossbar on 40 minutes. Aron Gunnarsson provided an early scare in the second half, hitting a dipping drive towards the Doncaster goal which just grazed the crossbar. On 53 minutes, McSheffrey teed up a pinpoint cross for an onrushing Jutkiewicz. The former Everton striker saw his powerful strike clatter against the crossbar and bounce clear of danger. The under-siege hosts then received a hammer blow to their chances of recovery, losing top scorer Billy Sharp to injury on the hour mark. Coventry had their goalkeeper to thank again with 68 minutes played, Hayter controlling a loose ball and directing a swerving strike which Quirke did well to catch. Coppinger then saw his 79th minute effort rebound off the teenager's feet. But Hayter spoiled the visitors' evening with his ninth goal of the season, manoeuvring inside the box to find a gap and finally beat Quirke.

Form Guide

    LLDDWL
  • Doncaster
  • VS
  • Coventry
  • LLWLDL

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 28/09/2010
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 26/12/2009
  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 18/08/2009
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 21/03/2009
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 30/08/2008
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 29/03/1952

Top Scorers

Doncaster

  • B Sharp 11
  • J Hayter 8
  • J Coppinger 6
  • D Shiels 3
  • J O'Connor 2
  • J Mills 2
  • J Euell 1
  • AB Lockwood 1
  • B Stock 1
  • S Martis 1
  • M Woods 1
  • S Gillett 1
  • G Friend 1
  • F Moussa 1

Coventry

  • M King 5
  • G McSheffrey 5
  • F Eastwood 4
  • B Turner 4
  • C Platt 3
  • AE Gunnarsson 3
  • L Jutkiewicz 2
  • D Bell 1
  • C Baker 1
  • R Wood 1
  • J Clarke 1

Goals

Doncaster

    • Total goals 113
    • Goals per game 48
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 12 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 14 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 14 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Coventry

    • Total goals 102
    • Goals per game 37
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 11 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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