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  • Date:01 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:9,447
  • Sharp (25) Hayter (37)
    Mills (45)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:10 +3.10

Eddie Nolan is ruled offside.

90:55 +0.55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Godden. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

89:04

Billy Sharp challenges Cliff Byrne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Outswinging corner taken by Josh Wright. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrew Wright, clearance made by James O'Connor.

88:38

Dean Shiels takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

84:42

The referee sends off Sam Hird for second bookable offence. Foul by Sam Hird on Josh Wright, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Josh Wright, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

83:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Wright on John Oster. Free kick crossed right-footed by John Oster, Eddie Nolan manages to make a clearance.

82:19

Michael Collins is shown a yellow card. Michael Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger. Dean Shiels takes the direct free kick.

81:11

Joseph Mills sends in a cross, David Healy produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

80:52

Unfair challenge on Mark Wilson by Garry Thompson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.

79:53

James Hayter goes off and David Healy comes on.

78:52

Short corner taken by Dean Shiels.

78:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James O'Connor by Josh Wright. Joseph Mills takes the free kick.

77:23

Unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Martyn Woolford results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Oster.

75:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Sharp by David Mirfin. Free kick crossed right-footed by Dean Shiels from right wing, clearance made by David Mirfin.

72:27

(Scunthorpe) makes a substitution, with Garry Thompson coming on for Chris Dagnall. Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Dagnall on Mark Wilson. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.

70:39

Corner taken by Josh Wright from the right by-line, clearance made by Sam Hird.

68:37

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

67:47

Centre by James Coppinger.

64:23

Josh Wright takes a outswinging corner to the near post, The ball is sent over by Martyn Woolford.

62:11

Brian Stock leaves the field to be replaced by Dean Shiels.

61:02

Josh Wright comes on in place of Michael O'Connor. Effort from the edge of the area by Matt Godden goes wide of the left-hand post.

58:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael O'Connor on Joseph Mills. Joseph Mills takes the free kick.

54:05

Cliff Byrne goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

52:18

Chris Dagnall is ruled offside. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.

50:24

Centre by James O'Connor.

49:24

James Coppinger delivers the ball, clearance made by David Mirfin. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by John Oster, clearance made by Andrew Wright.

46:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joseph Mills by Matt Godden. Direct free kick taken by Joseph Mills.

46:22 +1.22

Joseph Mills scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Doncaster 3-0 Scunthorpe.John Oster provided the assist for the goal.

45:39 +0.39

John Oster produces a cross.

45:28 +0.28

Joseph Mills delivers the ball, Cliff Byrne makes a clearance.

45:01

Jonathan Forte leaves the field to be replaced by Matt Godden.

44:08

Foul by Andrew Wright on James Hayter, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.

40:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Mirfin on Billy Sharp. Direct free kick taken by James Coppinger, Header from close range by James Hayter misses to the right of the goal.

37:01

James Hayter fires in a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 2-0 Scunthorpe.Assist on the goal came from James Coppinger.

36:07

James O'Connor receives a yellow card. Eddie Nolan fouled by James O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Michael O'Connor takes the free kick.

34:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Collins on Joseph Mills. Free kick crossed right-footed by Brian Stock, Michael Collins makes a clearance.

33:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Coppinger on Eddie Nolan. Direct free kick taken by Michael O'Connor.

32:09

Sam Hird is booked. Foul by Sam Hird on Jonathan Forte, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael O'Connor from left channel, clearance by John Oster.

29:48

James Hayter has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

28:52

Jonathan Forte is ruled offside. Sam Hird takes the free kick.

26:50

Michael O'Connor takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by James Hayter. Shot from just outside the box by David Mirfin goes over the bar. Free kick awarded for a foul by Cliff Byrne on Billy Sharp. Joseph Mills produces a cross, Adam Lockwood takes a shot. Comfortable save by Joe Murphy.

25:51

Joe Murphy goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

25:02

Billy Sharp grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Doncaster 1-0 Scunthorpe.Inswinging corner taken by Brian Stock from the left by-line, the assist for the goal came from Brian Stock.

23:34

Unfair challenge on Adam Lockwood by Jonathan Forte results in a free kick. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

22:28

Billy Sharp crosses the ball.

18:52

Sam Hird challenges Cliff Byrne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

18:10

Foul by Martyn Woolford on James Coppinger, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Brian Stock from right channel, Cliff Byrne manages to make a clearance.

17:55

Centre by James Hayter, clearance by Cliff Byrne.

17:07

Cliff Byrne concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Sharp. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joseph Mills from left channel.

16:24

(Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Adam Lockwood coming on for Shelton Martis.

13:08

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line, A cross is delivered by Martyn Woolford, clearance by John Oster.

12:15

Andrew Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hayter. A cross is delivered by Brian Stock, James O'Connor takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

10:58

Corner taken by Brian Stock from the right by-line to the near post.

10:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Dagnall on Brian Stock. Shelton Martis restarts play with the free kick.

8:14

Brian Stock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall. The ball is sent over by Michael O'Connor, Jonathan Forte takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

4:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael O'Connor by James Coppinger. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Wright.

0:10

Shelton Martis fouled by Chris Dagnall, the ref awards a free kick. Shelton Martis restarts play with the free kick.

The referee gets the game underway.

The half-time whistle blows.

The game restarts for the second half.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Woods closes in on return Doncaster midfielder Martin Woods is hoping to make his first appearance in nearly three months against local rivals Scunthorpe. Woods has been sidelined since October with a groin injury but will be monitored and could feature if he passes a late fitness test. Joe Mills, on loan from Southampton, was a second-half substitute in Rovers` last match - a 2-1 home win over Middlesbrough on December 17 - and could return to the starting line-up following an ankle injury that had kept him out since early November. But manager Sean O'Driscoll will definitely be without defenders Mustapha Dumbuya, George Friend and James Chambers, all due to knee injuries. Midfielder Simon Gillett is also recovering from knee surgery and is not yet available. Doncaster's last two scheduled Championship matches, against Derby and Ipswich, have been postponed. Scunthorpe boss Ian Baraclough has no fresh injury worries. The defensive trio of Michael Raynes (thigh), Niall Canavan (knee) and Jim McNulty (ankle) remain sidelined but the Iron have no other concerns. Baraclough's men head to the Keepmoat Stadium in buoyant mood after winning 2-0 at Burnley on Tuesday to end a five-match losing streak. Baraclough said: "There have been no extra injuries and, again, they all want to be involved, which is great for a manager. "There have been too many times this season when I've not been able to keep the same side or have continuity, which helps in all areas. "If you can get settled positions and settled players without the injuries coming in then that makes my job a lot easier."

Formation:451Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

Formation: 442Manager: Ian Baraclough

Scunthorpe

  • Neil Sullivan
  • James O'Connor
  • Shelton Martis
  • Sam Hird
  • Joseph Mills
  • James Coppinger
  • Mark Wilson
  • Brian Stock
  • John Oster
  • James Hayter
  • Billy Sharp
  • SUBS
  • Gary Woods
  • Simon Gillett
  • David Healy
  • Adam Lockwood
  • Dean Shiels
  • Dennis Souza
  • Waide Fairhurst

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Match Report

Rovers cruise to derby success Scunthorpe were blown away in the first half as local rivals Doncaster stormed to a comfortable 3-0 win. Kick-off in the npower Championship encounter was delayed for 55 minutes because one of the Keepmoat Stadium's ambulances broke down en route to the ground and had to be replaced, but when play did get under way, those in attendance were treated to an open game that swung from end to end in the opening stages. Scunthorpe striker Jonathan Forte was left to rue an early miss as goals from Billy Sharp, James Hayter and Joseph Mills gave Rovers a three-goal lead at the interval. Doncaster played out the second half comfortably, but their afternoon was slightly soured when Sam Hird was sent off for a second bookable offence. The home side settled quickly into their trademark passing style, with attacking duo Sharp and Hayter receiving plenty of service in to feet. But it was Scunthorpe who spurned the game's first major opening in the eighth minute. Brian Stock brought down Iron striker Chris Dagnall in the right channel and Michael O'Connor's free-kick caused confusion in the Rovers area before dropping to Forte, who drilled his shot at the legs of goalkeeper Neil Sullivan when well placed. That scare and the early loss of Shelton Martis through injury did not upset Doncaster's rhythm. In the 22nd minute Marc Wilson fashioned room for Sharp, but he could only shoot tamely wide. The former Iron striker made amends two minutes later when he met Stock's corner to give Doncaster the lead. Scunthorpe almost responded immediately as Michael Collins burst into the Rovers area, only for a poor touch to botch his shooting opportunity. Dagnall was keeping the hosts honest at the back and a menacing run in the 33rd minute ended with referee Paul Tierney waving away penalty claims. To rub salt into Scunthorpe's wounds it was soon 2-0. James Coppinger rampaged down the visitors' left flank and his cross evaded Sharp but was stabbed home by the lurking Hayter at the back post. Almost immediately Hayter forced Scunthorpe keeper Joe Murphy into a save at his near post. Murphy was helpless when Rovers effectively ended the game as a contest a minute into added time at the end of the first half. John Oster fired a dangerous cross into box and another ex-Iron, this time rookie defender Mills, turned the ball home to claim his first senior goal. Scunthorpe boss Ian Baraclough replaced Forte with youngster Matt Godden at the interval and his side made an encouraging start to the second period. Nevertheless, the scale of the task facing the Iron and Doncaster's contentment with affairs saw the game peter out as a spectacle. Northern Ireland striker David Healy replaced Hayter for Rovers with 10 minutes to play and his first contribution was to send a Mills cross narrowly wide. In the 85th minute, Hird was given his marching orders for an ill-advised late lunge on Godden.

Form Guide

    DWDLLW
  • Doncaster
  • VS
  • Scunthorpe
  • LLLLLW

Last Meetings

  • Scunthorpe
  • 1 - 3
  • Doncaster
  • 16/10/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 4 - 3
  • Scunthorpe
  • 24/04/2010
  • Scunthorpe
  • 2 - 2
  • Doncaster
  • 26/09/2009

Top Scorers

Doncaster

  • J Hayter 7
  • J Coppinger 6
  • B Sharp 4
  • D Shiels 3
  • D Healy 2
  • J O'Connor 2
  • AB Lockwood 1
  • B Stock 1
  • S Martis 1
  • M Woods 1
  • S Gillett 1
  • G Friend 1

Scunthorpe

  • M Woolford 5
  • C Dagnall 4
  • J Forte 3
  • M O'Connor 3
  • C Byrne 2
  • D Mirfin 2
  • G Thompson 1
  • R Jones 1

Goals

Doncaster

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 33
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Scunthorpe

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 25
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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