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  • Date:07 May 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance:19,978
  • Robson (43) Lita (65)
    Reach (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:18 +2.18

Adam Reach fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 3-0 Doncaster.Assist on the goal came from Kevin Thomson.

91:31 +1.31

Centre by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Shelton Martis.

89:50

The assistant referee flags for offside against Wayne Thomas. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

88:54

The ball is delivered by Cameron Park, Adam Reach takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

87:23

Mark Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes. Mark Wilson receives a yellow card. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andrew Taylor, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.

86:46

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels from the right by-line.

86:35

Dean Shiels crosses the ball, blocked by Kevin Thomson.

84:53

The ball is swung over by Cameron Park, clearance made by Tony McMahon.

83:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Euell on Rhys Williams. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

82:00

Unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Billy Sharp results in a free kick. Billy Sharp is booked. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

79:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Euell, Jason Steele makes a save.

78:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony McMahon on Dean Shiels. John Oster takes the free kick.

75:35

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Cameron Park from the right by-line, Wayne Thomas makes a clearance.

75:11

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

74:44

Billy Sharp takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

73:42

Cameron Park gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hayter. Shelton Martis replaces Mustapha Dumbuya. Matthew Kilgallon takes the direct free kick.

72:51

The ball is sent over by James O'Connor, save made by Jason Steele.

71:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Euell by Rhys Williams. Direct free kick taken by John Oster.

71:19

Cameron Park comes on in place of Richard Smallwood.

70:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Billy Sharp. Mark Wilson takes the free kick.

69:24

Simon Gillett goes off and Dean Shiels comes on.

68:19

Simon Gillett takes a shot. Blocked by Rhys Williams.

66:57

James Hayter concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tony McMahon from right wing, clearance made by James Hayter.

65:08

Leroy Lita finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 2-0 Doncaster.The assist for the goal came from Andrew Taylor.

64:04

Billy Sharp challenges Jason Steele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

62:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Sharp by Tony McMahon. Free kick taken by James O'Connor.

61:44

Effort from deep inside the area by Marvin Emnes misses to the left of the target.

61:36

The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon.

61:24

Billy Sharp takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

60:36

Billy Sharp is brought on as a substitute for Franck Moussa.

58:11

Wayne Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita. Tony McMahon is brought on as a substitute for Scott McDonald. Strike on goal comes in from Andrew Taylor from the free kick, clearance made by Mustapha Dumbuya.

56:21

Adam Reach crosses the ball, Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Matthew Kilgallon gets a block in.

54:24

Unfair challenge on Simon Gillett by Kevin Thomson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.

53:51

Justin Hoyte produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

52:08

Adam Reach comes on in place of Barry Robson.

51:03

John Oster takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

50:25

Inswinging corner taken by Justin Hoyte, clearance by John Oster.

46:47 +1.47

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott McDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

46:40

Simon Gillett concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Robson. Kevin Thomson takes the direct free kick.

46:12 +1.12

The ball is swung over by Kevin Thomson, Matthew Kilgallon manages to make a clearance.

46:09

The offside flag is raised against Franck Moussa. Justin Hoyte takes the free kick.

45:51 +0.51

The ball is swung over by Andrew Taylor, clearance made by Wayne Thomas.

45:42 +0.42

The ball is crossed by Justin Hoyte, clearance by Mustapha Dumbuya.

45:39

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

44:35

The ball is sent over by Leroy Lita.

41:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Wayne Thomas. Free kick scored by Barry Robson. Middlesbrough 1-0 Doncaster.

41:07

Unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by James O'Connor results in a free kick. Justin Hoyte takes the free kick.

40:09

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.

38:54

Outswinging corner taken by Barry Robson.

37:45

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jason Euell.

37:17

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Blocked by Justin Hoyte.

37:05

Centre by Mustapha Dumbuya, clearance by Rhys Williams.

34:23

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, clearance made by James Hayter.

33:09

Unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Matthew Kilgallon results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Barry Robson from right wing, clearance made by John Oster.

31:54

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

31:17

Scott McDonald is adjudged to have handled the ball. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.

30:37

Shot from just outside the box by Franck Moussa goes over the bar.

29:47

Jason Euell is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Williams.

28:56

Justin Hoyte sends in a cross, Matthew Kilgallon makes a clearance.

26:42

Stephen McManus challenges Jason Euell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by John Oster from right channel, clearance made by Rhys Williams.

26:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leroy Lita on Mustapha Dumbuya. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.

25:23

The ball is sent over by John Oster, clearance made by Justin Hoyte.

25:00

The ball is delivered by Barry Robson, James O'Connor makes a clearance.

24:14

Centre by Justin Hoyte, clearance made by Mustapha Dumbuya.

23:46

Stephen McManus fouled by Jason Euell, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick.

23:22

A cross is delivered by Simon Gillett, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.

22:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Smallwood by Mark Wilson. Justin Hoyte takes the free kick.

22:06

The ball is delivered by Justin Hoyte.

19:21

John Oster crosses the ball, clearance by Justin Hoyte.

18:40

The offside flag is raised against Leroy Lita. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

17:22

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

16:23

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

15:55

The referee blows for offside. Rhys Williams restarts play with the free kick.

13:42

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, clearance by Wayne Thomas.

12:17

Barry Robson takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.

10:17

Andrew Taylor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

9:17

John Oster delivers the ball.

8:32

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

7:09

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Mustapha Dumbuya gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Barry Robson.

5:57

The ball is sent over by Justin Hoyte, clearance made by Matthew Kilgallon.

4:29

Marvin Emnes has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

3:36

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by John Oster goes wide of the right-hand upright.

2:31

The assistant referee flags for offside against Leroy Lita. Wayne Thomas restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

McDonald set for return Middlesbrough striker Scott McDonald could return for the final npower Championship game of the season at home to Doncaster. The Australia international has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury but manager Tony Mowbray is hopeful his top scorer will be available as the Teessiders sign off in front of their own fans. However, Argentinian midfielder Julio Arca will not be involved having been allowed to travel home to undergo surgery for a knee cartilage problem. Defender Matthew Bates missed Monday's 3-0 win at Cardiff with an Achilles injury and remains a doubt while striker Marvin Emnes picked up a dead leg in South Wales and midfielder Barry Robson has a calf strain. Merouane Zemmama and Andrew Davies (both hamstring), Joe Bennett (illness), Danny Coyne (hand surgery), Seb Hines (broken jaw) and Nicky Bailey (ankle ligaments) are all ruled out. Doncaster striker Steve Brooker is hoping to make only his second league start of the season. Brooker, 29, has endured rotten luck with injuries for the past couple of years and did not feature at all last season. But he stepped off the substitutes' bench to fire a stunning goal in last week's 1-1 home draw with Leicester. Defender George Friend is expected to miss out as he is scheduled for surgery to resolve a double hernia and although manager Sean O'Driscoll has no new injury or suspension problems, he does not expect any of his injured players to return. Central defenders Shelton Martis (hamstring) and Adam Lockwood (knee), full-back James Chambers (knee) and midfield pair Martin Woods (hip) and Paul Keegan (knee) remain long-term absentees. Goalkeeper Neil Sullivan returned last week despite being diagnosed as having "a pre-cursor to a stress fracture" in his leg, so Gary Woods is on stand-by.

Formation:433Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

Formation: 433Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

  • Jason Steele
  • Justin Hoyte
  • Stephen McManus
  • Rhys Williams
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Kevin Thomson
  • Richard Smallwood
  • Barry Robson
  • Scott McDonald
  • Leroy Lita
  • Marvin Emnes
  • SUBS
  • Paul Smith
  • Tarmo Kink
  • Andy Halliday
  • Luke Williams
  • Tony McMahon
  • Cameron Park
  • Adam Reach

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Match Report

Boro cruise to final-day success Middlesbrough ended the season on a high with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Doncaster, rounding off a stirring end to the campaign from Tony Mowbray`s men. Barry Robson's first-half free-kick ensured a dismal finale to Rovers' season, with Leroy Lita's neat finish and debutant Adam Reach's late goal adding to the South Yorkshire side's woes. Both sides started brightly, Doncaster's John Oster clipping wide after four minutes. Marvin Emnes responded immediately for the hosts but drove his shot beyond Neil Sullivan's goal. Boro waited until the 13th minute to unleash a five-minute onslaught on Sullivan's goal. Robson manoeuvred in acres of space to strike, but the former Leeds stopper caught well. Emnes then found himself on the end of a fluid passing move and shaped to shoot, only for Sullivan to deny the Dutchman with a firm catch. Lita, who was looking to score his 100th career club goal with a brace, had the best early chance to break the deadlock. The former England under-21 international struck the ball well but Sullivan saved superbly to keep Rovers level. The disappointment of the profligate forward line rippled through the entire home side, with Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll reorganising his team to restrict Boro's chances on goal. Visiting midfielder Franck Moussa came to the fore in the 31st minute. His first effort of three audacious strikes sailed over the crossbar, but a minute later he had Jason Steele at full stretch with a low drive to the keeper's near post. Six minutes later, defender Justin Hoyte saved Boro's blushes with a brave block from another accurate Moussa drive. It appeared that beleaguered Doncaster, without a win in their previous 11 league outings, would head into the break with the psychological edge when Sullivan saved yet another fine effort from Lita. However, when Wayne Thomas brought Lita down on the edge of the area, Robson stepped up to whip a free-kick into the net with 43 minutes played. Teenager Reach was introduced for goalscorer Robson shortly after the break, as Boro continued their tradition of blooding youngsters on the final day of the season. Billy Sharp replaced Moussa on the hour mark and almost had the visitors level with a swerving strike which Steele claimed with difficulty, but Rovers were beaten when Lita bagged his 99th club goal in the 65th minute. Andrew Taylor picked the ex-Reading striker out in the box for him to deftly slot home and put the hosts on the road to a fourth straight league win. Doncaster were clutching at straws in the final throes, Sharp sending a tame effort into Steele's arms in the 75 minute. Nineteen-year-old Reach then made it a debut to remember deep into injury time, latching onto Kevin Thomson's through ball and blasting home to condemn Rovers to 21st place, as Boro snatched the last spot in the top half of the table.

Form Guide

    DDLWWW
  • Middlesbrough
  • VS
  • Doncaster
  • LDLDDD

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 2 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 17/12/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 4
  • Middlesbrough
  • 26/01/2010
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 22/08/2009
  • Doncaster
  • 3 - 2
  • Middlesbrough
  • 18/09/1957
  • Middlesbrough
  • 5 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 11/09/1957
  • Doncaster
  • 2 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 26/12/1956

Top Scorers

Middlesbrough

  • S McDonald 12
  • L Lita 9
  • T Kink 4
  • B Robson 3
  • A Taylor 3
  • M Bates 3
  • M Emnes 3
  • J Arca 2
  • T McMahon 2
  • S McManus 1
  • S Hines 1
  • M Zemmama 1
  • R Williams 1
  • J Grounds 1
  • R Smallwood 1
  • A Halliday 1

Doncaster

  • B Sharp 11
  • J Hayter 9
  • J Coppinger 7
  • J Euell 3
  • D Shiels 3
  • B Stock 2
  • J O'Connor 2
  • F Moussa 2
  • J Mills 2
  • AB Lockwood 1
  • S Brooker 1
  • S Martis 1
  • M Woods 1
  • S Gillett 1
  • G Friend 1

Goals

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 133
    • Goals per game 65
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 11 (For) 10 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 11 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Doncaster

    • Total goals 123
    • Goals per game 55
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 13 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 15 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 17 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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