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  • Date:15 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:8,448
  • Sam Hird - og (24) Healy (32)
    Wickham (41) Wickham (60)
    McAuley (64) Wickham - pen (89)

Live Commentary

91:24 +1.24

The offside flag is raised against Andy Drury. George Friend restarts play with the free kick.


Penalty scored by Connor Wickham. Doncaster 0-6 Ipswich.Penalty awarded for a foul by Sam Hird on Connor Wickham.


Corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger, Wayne Thomas takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop.


Paul Keegan takes a shot. Save made by Marton Fulop.


Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jimmy Bullard.


Wayne Thomas challenges Jaime Peters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jimmy Bullard takes the direct free kick.


Handball decision goes against Mark Kennedy. Joseph Mills takes the direct free kick.


Damien Delaney has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.


John Oster challenges Andy Drury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jimmy Bullard restarts play with the free kick.


Jaime Peters replaces Grant Leadbitter.


Ryan Burge decides to take a short corner.


Andy Drury challenges Joseph Mills unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joseph Mills takes the free kick.


Jason Scotland leaves the field to be replaced by Tamas Priskin.


Connor Wickham has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.


Damien Delaney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger. John Oster takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Keegan on Mark Kennedy. Damien Delaney takes the free kick.


Dean Shiels goes off and Ryan Burge comes on.


Connor Wickham takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save.


Gareth McAuley finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Doncaster 0-5 Ipswich.The assist for the goal came from Jimmy Bullard.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Leadbitter by Paul Keegan. Jimmy Bullard takes the direct free kick.


Lee Martin leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Drury. Jason Scotland fouled by Wayne Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.


Goal scored by Connor Wickham from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-4 Ipswich.


Corner from left by-line taken by Jimmy Bullard.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Kennedy by James O'Connor. Direct free kick taken by Marton Fulop.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Wilson by Colin Healy. Direct free kick taken by Sam Hird.


Effort from the edge of the box by Mark Wilson goes wide of the left-hand post.


Short corner taken by James O'Connor.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Delaney on Dean Shiels. James O'Connor takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Oster by Colin Healy. Sam Hird takes the free kick.

46:03 +1.03

Joseph Mills has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.


Paul Keegan produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.


Wayne Thomas replaces James Chambers.


James Coppinger takes a shot. Marton Fulop makes a save.


Connor Wickham grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-3 Ipswich.


Colin Healy takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.


James Coppinger takes a shot.


Short corner taken by Dean Shiels.


James Chambers takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.


Corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line.


Colin Healy finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-2 Ipswich.Lee Martin provided the assist for the goal.


Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard.


Shot by Jason Scotland. Blocked by James O'Connor.


Mark Kennedy is caught offside. Gary Woods takes the indirect free kick.


Sam Hird puts the ball into his own net from 12 yards. Doncaster 0-1 Ipswich.


Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard, Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Sam Hird gets a block in.


Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the left by-line.


Effort from the edge of the box by John Oster goes wide of the left-hand post.


Shot from just outside the box by Jason Scotland goes over the crossbar.


Foul by James Chambers on Lee Martin, free kick awarded. Mark Kennedy takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Chambers by Lee Martin. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.


Outswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, Joseph Mills manages to make a clearance.


Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.


George Friend is ruled offside. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick.


Joseph Mills challenges Colin Healy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jimmy Bullard restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Rovers to hand Sullivan fitness test Doncaster will hand a late fitness test to goalkeeper Neil Sullivan ahead of the home clash with Ipswich. Sullivan had been expected to return for Saturday's match with Portsmouth after a shin injury, but missed out again after suffering a recurrence and will be closely monitored. Gary Woods will make his fourth appearance for Rovers if Sullivan fails to make it. Midfielder Ryan Mason, however, is definitely out as he sustained a leg injury after stepping off the bench in the home defeat to Pompey. Defender Joseph Mills is in contention for a place in the starting line-up, but midfielders Simon Gillett (knee) and Martin Woods (groin) are still several weeks away from a return. Wayne Thomas (calf) is stepping up his rehabilitation, but fellow defenders Shelton Martis (ankle), Mustapha Dumbuya (knee) and striker James Hayter (calf) remain sidelined. Meanwhile, Ipswich captain David Norris looks set to miss out on the trip to South Yorkshire. The midfielder - who has scored nine times this season - came off just 15 minutes into the 1-1 draw at Barnsley on Saturday after sustaining ankle and knee damage in a tackle. Norris has been sent for a scan to determine the severity of the injuries but he is unlikely to recover in time to make another trip to Yorkshire. Colin Healy replaced Norris at the Keepmoat Stadium and could start in his place if required. Striker Jason Scotland could also come into the starting XI. Scotland has been talking up a move back to former club Swansea but came off the bench to score at Oakwell. Goalkeeper Brian Murphy has stepped up his comeback from a broken ankle after coming out of plaster and will be back in around six weeks, meaning Marton Fulop will continue.

Formation:442Manager: Sean O'Driscoll


Formation: 442Manager: Paul Jewell


  • Gary Woods
  • James Chambers
  • James O'Connor
  • Sam Hird
  • Joseph Mills
  • John Oster
  • Mark Wilson
  • Paul Keegan
  • George Friend
  • Dean Shiels
  • James Coppinger
  • SUBS
  • Neil Sullivan
  • Dennis Souza
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • Wayne Thomas
  • Byron Webster
  • Ryan Burge
  • Brad Grayson



Match Report

Wickham treble rocks Rovers England Under-21 star Connor Wickham fired a hat-trick as an error-strewn Doncaster display handed Ipswich a comprehensive 6-0 victory in the npower Championship. A number of Premier League scouts were reported to be in attendance to watch the highly-rated Wickham, and the 17-year-old did not disappoint, completing his treble from the penalty spot after Rovers defender James O'Connor handled in the final minute. It capped a miserable night for Doncaster, who were largely the architects of their own downfall. Sam Hird headed into his own net after 25 minutes and another misjudged aerial clearance from the same player allowed Lee Martin to tee up Colin Healy for his first Ipswich goal. Wickham netted either side of the interval and Gareth McAuley marked his 100th league appearance for Town with a goal. Paul Jewell has now guided Ipswich to four wins in six outings since taking the reins at Portman Road. By contrast, Doncaster have now lost six in eight, rendering their new year play-off dreams a distant memory. Top scorer Billy Sharp missed out for Rovers after sustaining heavily bruised ribs in the weekend defeat to Portsmouth. Brian Stock was also an injury victim and Matthew Kilgallon dropped to the bench, meaning Joseph Mills, Mark Wilson and Dean Shiels came into Sean O'Driscoll's starting XI. Jason Scotland replaced Tamas Priskin in Ipswich's attack and Healy started in place of captain David Norris, who failed to recover from the knee and ankle knocks he suffered in the 1-1 draw at Barnsley. In the 11th minute Martin twisted and turned on the Doncaster right before Wickham prodded his cross goalwards. Gary Woods saved well in the Rovers goal and he was grateful to see the subsequent ricochet off defender James Chambers land in his arms. Doncaster's first shot on goal came 23 minutes in when John Oster surged forward from midfield before driving narrowly past the post. The visitors hit back immediately and Woods looked on as Jimmy Bullard's deflected shot from the corner of the box spun wide after Wickham had brought down Carlos Edwards' cross. A spell of set-piece pressure followed and Ipswich took the lead in bizarre fashion. Edwards' shot was blocked and diverted skywards, leaving Hird to challenge for the ball with McAuley. The Rovers defender jumped highest, but his header spiralled agonisingly into his own net. Hird's hapless evening continued when he failed to deal with a long ball, leaving Martin time to pick out Healy who slotted in from 12 yards to make it 2-0 after 33 minutes. Another Doncaster mistake effectively ended the contest three minutes before half-time. Oster carelessly conceded possession in his own half, allowing Healy ample space to line up a rasping 25-yard drive. Woods parried but Wickham was on hand to gleefully thump home. Coppinger tried to haul his side back into the match, first capitalising on a slack pass from Edwards to test Fulop from distance and then crossing for Mills to head over in first-half stoppage time. Ipswich`s fourth came after an hour when Woods could only punch Bullard's left-wing corner as far as Wickham, who emphatically volleyed into the centre of the goal. The trickle of home fans leaving the Keepmoat Stadium became a procession when McAuley's header from Bullard's searching free-kick squirmed past Woods into the bottom corner via the upright. Damien Delaney and Healy both went close as Bullard's set pieces continued to mystify the Doncaster backline. The hosts' best attacking moment came in the closing stages when Fulop produced an excellent double save to deny O'Connor and Paul Keegan, before Wickham had the final word.

Form Guide

  • Doncaster
  • VS
  • Ipswich

Last Meetings

  • Ipswich
  • 3 - 2
  • Doncaster
  • 22/01/2011
  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 17/04/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 3 - 3
  • Ipswich
  • 19/09/2009
  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 3
  • Doncaster
  • 11/04/2009
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 0
  • Ipswich
  • 15/11/2008
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 26/04/1958

Top Scorers


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


  • J Scotland 8
  • D Norris 6
  • T Priskin 4
  • T Smith 3
  • C Edwards 2
  • D Delaney 2
  • C Wickham 2
  • J Bullard 1
  • J Peters 1
  • G McAuley 1



    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 41
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 12 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 84
    • Goals per game 36
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins