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Middlesbrough 3-0 Doncaster

Middlesbrough 3-0 Doncaster

Middlesbrough ended their season on a high with their fourth successive victory following a comfortable win over Doncaster.

Barry Robson put the hosts in front two minutes from the break with a free-kick from the edge of the box.

Leroy Lita doubled the lead in the 65th minute with his 99th league goal after converting Andrew Taylor's cross.

And second-half substitute Adam Reach scored in injury time on debut when he finished Kevin Thomson's pass.

The victory ensures Boro finish 12th in the Championship table as well as extending their unbeaten home record to seven matches.

Although Doncaster avoided relegation, finishing in 21st, six points clear of the relegation zone, the south Yorkshire side finished their season without a win in 12 matches, taking only six points from a possible 33.

The hosts began confidently with Robson, Marvin Emnes and Lita all denied by excellent saves from former Scotland keeper Neil Sullivan.

Midfielder Franck Moussa came close to opening the scoring for the visitors when an audacious strike sailed over the crossbar in the 31st minute before low drive just missed Jason Steele's post.

But Boro took the lead when Wayne Thomas brought Lita down on the edge of the area in the 43rd minute, with Robson converting the subsequent free-kick.

Boro maintained the pressure after the break as Lita produced a deft finish past Sullivan before 19-year-old Reach latched onto Thomson's through ball and finished for a memorable debut in the final moments of the match.

Middlesbrough   3 - 0   Doncaster

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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 3-0 Doncaster FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Robson 43
  • Lita 66
  • Reach 90+3

    Middlesbrough

    • 30 Steele
    • 02 Hoyte
    • 06 McManus
    • 25 Williams
    • 26 Taylor
    • 08 Thomson
    • 17 Robson (Reach 53)
    • 33 Smallwood (Park 72)
    • 07 McDonald (McMahon 59)
    • 15 Lita
    • 32 Emnes

    Substitutes

    • 13 Smith,
    • 29 McMahon,
    • 41 Reach,
    • 19 Halliday,
    • 38 Park,
    • 11 Kink,
    • 22 Williams

    Doncaster

    • 01 Sullivan
    • 02 O'Connor
    • 05 Thomas
    • 24 Dumbuya (Martis 75)
    • 27 Kilgallon
    • 14 Moussa (Sharp 61 yellow card)
    • 15 Wilson yellow card
    • 16 Oster
    • 18 Gillett (Shiels 70)
    • 12 Hayter
    • 19 Euell

    Substitutes

    • 13 Maxted,
    • 04 Martis,
    • 21 Hird,
    • 40 Husband,
    • 22 Shiels,
    • 35 Lucas,
    • 10 Sharp
    Ref: WilliamsonAtt: 19,978
    MIDDLESBROUGH
    DONCASTER

    Possession

    • Middlesbrough 45%
    • Doncaster 55%

    Attempts on target

    • Middlesbrough 13
    • Doncaster 6

    Attempts off target

    • Middlesbrough 4
    • Doncaster 3

    Corners

    • Middlesbrough 6
    • Doncaster 3

    Fouls

    • Middlesbrough 8
    • Doncaster 12
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+5:22 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:18 Assist (pass) by Kevin Thomson (Middlesbrough) from right channel.
    • 90:00+2:18 GOAL - Adam ReachMiddlesbrough 3 - 0 Doncaster Goal by Adam Reach (Middlesbrough) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Middlesbrough 3-0 Doncaster.
    • 90:00+1:31 Cross by Tony McMahon (Middlesbrough), clearance by Shelton Martis (Doncaster).
    • 89:50 Wayne Thomas (Doncaster) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 89:38 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 88:54 Cross by Cameron Park (Middlesbrough), header by Adam Reach (Middlesbrough) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 87:49 Free kick crossed left-footed by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough) from left channel, clearance by Shelton Martis (Doncaster).
    • 87:49 Booking Mark Wilson (Doncaster) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 87:23 Foul by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) on Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough).
    • 86:46 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Dean Shiels (Doncaster) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 86:35 Cross by Dean Shiels (Doncaster), blocked by Kevin Thomson (Middlesbrough).
    • 85:17 Defending throw-in by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough).
    • 84:53 Cross by Cameron Park (Middlesbrough), clearance by Tony McMahon (Middlesbrough).
    • 84:03 Attacking throw-in by Tony McMahon (Middlesbrough).
    • 83:20 Foul by Jason Euell (Doncaster) on Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough). Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 82:10 Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 82:10 Booking Billy Sharp (Doncaster) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 82:00 Foul by Billy Sharp (Doncaster) on Tony McMahon (Middlesbrough).
    • 80:45 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 80:04 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 79:23 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jason Euell (Doncaster) to centre, save (punched) by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 78:23 Foul by Tony McMahon (Middlesbrough) on Dean Shiels (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by John Oster (Doncaster) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 76:27 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 75:35 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Cameron Park (Middlesbrough) to centre, clearance by Wayne Thomas (Doncaster).
    • 75:11 Shot by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (punched) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 74:44 Shot by Billy Sharp (Doncaster) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 74:08 Free kick taken left-footed by Matthew Kilgallon (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 74:08 Substitution Doncaster substitution: Mustapha Dumbuya replaced by Shelton Martis (tactical).
    • 73:42 Foul by Cameron Park (Middlesbrough) on James Hayter (Doncaster).
    • 72:51 Cross by James O'Connor (Doncaster), save (caught) by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 71:53 Foul by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) on Jason Euell (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by John Oster (Doncaster) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 71:46 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 71:19 Substitution Middlesbrough substitution: Richard Smallwood replaced by Cameron Park (tactical).
    • 70:14 Foul by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) on Billy Sharp (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 70:01 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 69:24 Substitution Doncaster substitution: Simon Gillett replaced by Dean Shiels (tactical).
    • 68:19 Shot by Simon Gillett (Doncaster) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough).
    • 67:00 Booking Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 66:57 Foul by James Hayter (Doncaster) on Tony McMahon (Middlesbrough). Free kick crossed right-footed by Tony McMahon (Middlesbrough) from right wing, clearance by James Hayter (Doncaster).
    • 66:35 Attacking throw-in by Tony McMahon (Middlesbrough).
    • 65:08 Assist (pass) by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough) from left wing.
    • 65:08 GOAL - Leroy LitaMiddlesbrough 2 - 0 Doncaster Goal by Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Middlesbrough 2-0 Doncaster.
    • 64:30 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 64:04 Foul by Billy Sharp (Doncaster) on Jason Steele (Middlesbrough). Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 63:45 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 62:14 Foul by Tony McMahon (Middlesbrough) on Billy Sharp (Doncaster). Free kick taken left-footed by James O'Connor (Doncaster) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 61:58 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 61:44 Shot by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
    • 61:36 Cross by Tony McMahon (Middlesbrough), resulting in open play.
    • 61:24 Shot by Billy Sharp (Doncaster) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 61:00 Defending throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 60:36 Substitution Doncaster substitution: Franck Moussa replaced by Billy Sharp (tactical).
    • 58:32 Free kick taken left-footed by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough) from right channel (18 yards), clearance by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 58:32 Substitution Middlesbrough substitution: Scott McDonald replaced by Tony McMahon (tactical).
    • 58:11 Foul by Wayne Thomas (Doncaster) on Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough).
    • 56:21 Cross by Adam Reach (Middlesbrough), shot by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) left-footed from left wing (12 yards), blocked by Matthew Kilgallon (Doncaster).
    • 55:58 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 55:09 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 54:24 Foul by Kevin Thomson (Middlesbrough) on Simon Gillett (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 53:57 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 53:51 Shot by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.
    • 52:08 Substitution Middlesbrough substitution: Barry Robson replaced by Adam Reach (tactical).
    • 51:42 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough).
    • 51:03 Shot by John Oster (Doncaster) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 50:25 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough) to centre, clearance by John Oster (Doncaster).
    • 49:27 Defending throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 46:40 Foul by Simon Gillett (Doncaster) on Barry Robson (Middlesbrough). Free kick taken left-footed by Kevin Thomson (Middlesbrough) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 46:25 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough).
    • 46:09 Franck Moussa (Doncaster) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 45:39 Shot by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), save by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • 45:00+2:26 The first half comes to an end.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:47 Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 45:00+1:12 Cross by Kevin Thomson (Middlesbrough), clearance by Matthew Kilgallon (Doncaster).
    • 45:00+0:58 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough).
    • 45:00+0:51 Cross by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough), clearance by Wayne Thomas (Doncaster).
    • 45:00+0:42 Cross by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough), clearance by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 44:40 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 44:35 Cross by Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 43:00 GOAL - Barry RobsonMiddlesbrough 1 - 0 Doncaster Free kick scored by Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right channel (18 yards).Middlesbrough 1-0 Doncaster.
    • 41:51 Foul by Wayne Thomas (Doncaster) on Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough).
    • 41:07 Foul by James O'Connor (Doncaster) on Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough). Free kick taken right-footed by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 40:52 Attacking throw-in by John Oster (Doncaster).
    • 40:09 Shot by Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 38:54 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 37:45 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jason Euell (Doncaster) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 37:17 Shot by Franck Moussa (Doncaster) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
    • 37:05 Cross by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster), clearance by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough).
    • 35:33 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 34:23 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) to centre, clearance by James Hayter (Doncaster).
    • 33:09 Foul by Matthew Kilgallon (Doncaster) on Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough). Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) from right wing, clearance by John Oster (Doncaster).
    • 31:54 Shot by Franck Moussa (Doncaster) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 31:17 Handball by Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough). Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 30:54 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 30:37 Shot by Franck Moussa (Doncaster) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.
    • 29:47 Jason Euell (Doncaster) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 28:56 Cross by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough), clearance by Matthew Kilgallon (Doncaster).
    • 28:11 Attacking throw-in by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
    • 26:42 Foul by Stephen McManus (Middlesbrough) on Jason Euell (Doncaster). Free kick crossed right-footed by John Oster (Doncaster) from right channel, clearance by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough).
    • 26:13 Foul by Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough) on Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 25:36 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 25:23 Cross by John Oster (Doncaster), clearance by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
    • 25:00 Cross by Barry Robson (Middlesbrough), clearance by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 24:44 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough).
    • 24:14 Cross by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough), clearance by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 23:46 Foul by Jason Euell (Doncaster) on Stephen McManus (Middlesbrough). Free kick taken left-footed by Stephen McManus (Middlesbrough) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 23:22 Cross by Simon Gillett (Doncaster), clearance by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
    • 22:57 Foul by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) on Richard Smallwood (Middlesbrough). Free kick taken right-footed by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 22:15 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 22:06 Cross by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 21:37 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough).
    • 20:52 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 19:21 Cross by John Oster (Doncaster), clearance by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
    • 18:40 Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 18:04 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 17:51 Defending throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 17:36 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 17:22 Shot by Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 16:42 Attacking throw-in by Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough).
    • 16:23 Shot by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) right-footed from left channel (12 yards), save (caught) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 15:55 Jason Euell (Doncaster) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) from own half, passed.
    • 15:14 Defending throw-in by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough).
    • 14:47 Attacking throw-in by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
    • 14:22 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough).
    • 13:42 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) to centre, clearance by Wayne Thomas (Doncaster).
    • 12:57 Defending throw-in by Wayne Thomas (Doncaster).
    • 12:44 Attacking throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 12:17 Shot by Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) left-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 11:50 Defending throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 11:01 Defending throw-in by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
    • 10:28 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 10:17 Shot by Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
    • 9:49 Attacking throw-in by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
    • 9:37 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 9:17 Cross by John Oster (Doncaster), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 8:55 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 8:32 Shot by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
    • 8:04 Defending throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 7:09 Shot by Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough) left-footed from left wing (18 yards), blocked by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 6:14 Defending throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 6:08 Attacking throw-in by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
    • 5:57 Cross by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough), clearance by Matthew Kilgallon (Doncaster).
    • 4:45 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 4:29 Shot by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left.
    • 4:16 Defending throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 4:02 Defending throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 3:57 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Middlesbrough).
    • 3:36 Shot by John Oster (Doncaster) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right.
    • 3:09 Defending throw-in by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
    • 2:31 Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Wayne Thomas (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 1:41 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 46 39 88
    2 Norwich 46 25 84
    3 Swansea 46 27 80
    4 Cardiff 46 22 80
    5 Reading 46 26 77
    6 Nott'm Forest 46 19 75
    7 Leeds 46 11 72
    8 Burnley 46 4 68
    9 Millwall 46 14 67
    10 Leicester 46 5 67
    11 Hull 46 1 65
    12 Middlesbrough 46 0 62
    13 Ipswich 46 -6 62
    14 Watford 46 6 61
    15 Bristol City 46 -3 60
    16 Portsmouth 46 -7 58
    17 Barnsley 46 -11 56
    18 Coventry 46 -4 55
    19 Derby 46 -13 49
    20 Crystal Palace 46 -25 48
    21 Doncaster 46 -26 48
    22 Preston 46 -25 42
    23 Sheffield Utd 46 -35 42
    24 Scunthorpe 46 -44 42

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