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Doncaster   2 - 1   Watford

Doncaster 2-1 Watford

Doncaster 2-1 Watford

Doncaster Rovers moved into the top half of the table with a comfortable victory over Watford.

Dean Shiels exchanged passes with James Coppinger before slotting a curling finish into the bottom corner.

Watford briefly threatened an equaliser before Gareth Roberts wrapped up the three points by forcing home a corner.

Watford did manage a consolation goal in stoppage-time when Heidar Helguson converted a penalty after Will Hoskins had been brought down in the box.


Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll:

"I never look at league tables.

"Our focus here is on performances. I say this often, but if we get the performances right, the results will follow.

"I'm very happy today because we got the two together.

"We have had a difficult week and it has been nice to finish it off with a performance."

Watford manager Malky Mackay:
"But we are disappointed with the performance today.

"I don't think we were as "at it" as Doncaster. They got to the ball quicker than us when the ball was up for grabs and were just a bit sharper than us. That's disappointing.

"We had a few chances towards the end, but we didn't play as well as we could have done."

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Saturday, 16 January 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Doncaster 2-1 Watford FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Shiels 50
  • Roberts 83
  • Helguson (pen) 90+3

Doncaster

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 03 Roberts
  • 06 Chambers
  • 20 Shackell (Hird 74)
  • 08 Stock (Spicer 78)
  • 15 Wilson yellow card
  • 16 Oster
  • 26 Coppinger (Webster 86)
  • 05 Sharp
  • 22 Shiels

Substitutes

  • 13 Smith,
  • 21 Hird,
  • 23 Webster,
  • 10 Spicer,
  • 07 Guy,
  • 12 Hayter,
  • 14 Heffernan

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Mariappa
  • 06 DeMerit
  • 12 Doyley
  • 33 Hodson (Henderson 86)
  • 05 Lansbury yellow card
  • 07 Cowie (Bryan 78)
  • 20 Cleverley yellow card
  • 28 Eustace
  • 10 Graham (Hoskins 60)
  • 11 Helguson

Substitutes

  • 16 Lee,
  • 15 Harley,
  • 17 Bennett,
  • 14 Jenkins,
  • 29 Bryan,
  • 18 Hoskins,
  • 19 Henderson
Ref: HallAtt: 10,504
DONCASTER
WATFORD

Possession

  • Doncaster 50%
  • Watford 50%

Attempts on target

  • Doncaster 10
  • Watford 5

Attempts off target

  • Doncaster 6
  • Watford 3

Corners

  • Doncaster 5
  • Watford 7

Fouls

  • Doncaster 8
  • Watford 11
  • 83:47 Will Hoskins has a drilled shot.
  • 82:12 GOAL - Gareth RobertsDoncaster 2 - 0 Watford A fantastic goal is scored by Gareth Roberts from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Doncaster 2-0 Watford.
  • 81:42 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dean Shiels,
  • 81:02 Close range effort by Adrian Mariappa goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 80:38 Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Cleverley, clearance made by John Oster.
  • 80:08 Effort from 20 yards by Billy Sharp. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 77:37 Substitution John Spicer comes on in place of Brian Stock.
  • 77:37 Substitution Don Cowie leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Bryan.
  • 77:27 Henri Lansbury sends in a cross.
  • 74:47 Shot by Dean Shiels. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 73:26 Substitution Sam Hird replaces Jason Shackell.
  • 71:29 Tom Cleverley takes a inswinging corner.
  • 70:10 Dean Shiels fouled by Lee Hodson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Brian Stock from left channel, blocked by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 68:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Sharp on Jay DeMerit. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:55 Foul by Will Hoskins on Mark Wilson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.
  • 67:32 Don Cowie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 66:06 Will Hoskins is ruled offside. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 64:54 Corner taken by Don Cowie, Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Neil Sullivan. Tom Cleverley takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 64:28 Henri Lansbury has an effort at goal from 35 yards. Neil Sullivan makes a save.
  • 61:57 Tom Cleverley takes the inswinging corner, Shot by John Eustace. Blocked by James O'Connor.
  • 61:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson by Gareth Roberts. Adrian Mariappa delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Gareth Roberts manages to make a clearance.
  • 60:45 The assistant referee flags for offside against Heidar Helguson. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 59:17 Substitution Danny Graham goes off and Will Hoskins comes on.
  • 56:48 Shot by Billy Sharp from 18 yards. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 54:28 Effort from the edge of the box by James Coppinger goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 52:14 Billy Sharp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Eustace. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 49:18 James Coppinger provided the assist for the goal.
  • 49:18 GOAL - Dean ShielsDoncaster 1 - 0 Watford Dean Shiels gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Watford.
  • 46:52 Inswinging corner taken by John Oster, clearance by Jay DeMerit.
  • 46:45 James Coppinger produces a cross, Lloyd Doyley gets a block in.
  • 45:35 John Eustace has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Comfortable save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:18 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+0:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Wilson on Jay DeMerit. Jay DeMerit takes the direct free kick.
  • 44:46 Booking Mark Wilson goes into the referee's book.
  • 40:29 The referee blows for offside against Heidar Helguson. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 39:58 Jason Shackell challenges Don Cowie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:12 Billy Sharp takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 33:11 Danny Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Shackell. Jason Shackell takes the free kick.
  • 32:23 Mark Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Cleverley. Tom Cleverley takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:50 The offside flag is raised against Danny Graham. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:56 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock from the right by-line.
  • 29:34 Cross/shot by James Coppinger, Scott Loach gets a block in.
  • 28:26 Unfair challenge on Dean Shiels by John Eustace results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Stock.
  • 27:48 Don Cowie takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a comfortable save.
  • 26:32 The referee blows for offside. James O'Connor takes the indirect free kick.
  • 23:58 Dean Shiels produces a cross, save made by Scott Loach.
  • 22:59 Jay DeMerit is caught offside. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:15 Tom Cleverley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Billy Sharp.
  • 20:55 Effort from the edge of the area by Brian Stock goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 18:43 Billy Sharp takes a shot from 30 yards. Blocked by Jay DeMerit. Corner from right by-line taken by Brian Stock.
  • 15:02 The assistant referee flags for offside against Heidar Helguson. James O'Connor takes the free kick.
  • 14:24 Lobbed shot by Billy Sharp went over the goal.
  • 12:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Oster by Tom Cleverley. Brian Stock has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
  • 10:48 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Shackell from the left by-line.
  • 10:16 Dean Shiels takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 9:32 Lee Hodson concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Sharp. Gareth Roberts takes the free kick.
  • 8:54 Billy Sharp is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 7:00 Billy Sharp challenges Jay DeMerit unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
  • 6:28 The assistant referee flags for offside against John Eustace.
  • 5:59 James Coppinger is caught offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 5:29 The ball is delivered by James Chambers.
  • 3:48 Dean Shiels produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 3:23 Corner taken by Don Cowie played to the near post.
  • 2:42 James Coppinger has an effort at goal. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 2:08 Jay DeMerit gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Sharp. Strike comes in from James Chambers from the free kick, save made by Scott Loach.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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