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Doncaster   1 - 0   Nottm Forest

Doncaster 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Doncaster 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest missed the chance to close the gap on the Championship pacesetters as Doncaster ended a run of four league games without a win.

Billy Sharpe headed home James Chambers' cross midway through the first half to give Rovers the points.

Dele Adebola squandered the visitors' best chance, shooting wide from inside the box on the hour mark.

Forest's Garath McCleary was sent off in the closing stages for a foul on John Oster.

Victory would have seen Forest close the gap on leaders Newcastle to two points, but instead they now lie four points behind second-placed West Brom, who have a game in hand.

After a sluggish start, the visitors felt they should have had a penalty when Mark Wilson appeared to bring down Chris Gunter inside the box.

They went behind soon after, with Sharp ghosting in to meet Chambers' cross from close range.

Doncaster dominated the early exchanges of the second half, with James Hayter dinking an effort over the bar, before Forest began to show some urgency with McCleary flashing an effort wide and Adebola's volley missing the target.

The disappointment of Forest's third successive away league defeat was compounded late on when McCleary was dismissed for a lunge on Oster.


Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll said:

"Billy Sharp is not my player, he's Sheffield United's player so I can't say what I'd like to do with him in the summer.

"Of course I would like to keep him but someone needs to give me a million quid.

"He had four or five games when he went without a goal and we said to him not to get frustrated because he is still a big influence for us. I'm pleased for him and all the goals he has scored for us have been crucial."

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"At the moment, we are having a few little things going against us. I told that to the players.

"Having gone on a 19-game unbeaten run, and things going for us, these things happen.

"When chances do come along, at the moment, we aren't getting on the end of them."


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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Doncaster 1-0 Nottm Forest FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Sharp 31

    Doncaster

    • 01 Sullivan
    • 02 O'Connor
    • 06 Chambers yellow card
    • 20 Shackell (Hird 15)
    • 30 Martis (Dumbuya 71)
    • 08 Stock
    • 15 Wilson
    • 16 Oster (Mutch 90+3)
    • 26 Coppinger
    • 05 Sharp
    • 12 Hayter

    Substitutes

    • 13 Smith,
    • 21 Hird,
    • 04 Mutch,
    • 10 Spicer,
    • 24 Dumbuya,
    • 07 Guy,
    • 22 Shiels

    Nottm Forest

    • 01 Camp
    • 02 Perch
    • 05 Morgan
    • 06 Wilson yellow card
    • 16 Gunter
    • 08 McGugan (McCleary 54 red card)
    • 15 Cohen
    • 18 McKenna
    • 28 Majewski yellow card (McGoldrick 59)
    • 09 Adebola
    • 11 Tyson (Blackstock 71)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Smith,
    • 04 Chambers,
    • 19 Moussi,
    • 10 Earnshaw,
    • 12 McCleary,
    • 17 McGoldrick,
    • 23 Blackstock
    Ref: PennAtt: 12,768
    DONCASTER
    NOTTM FOREST

    Possession

    • Doncaster 53%
    • Nottm Forest 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Doncaster 10
    • Nottm Forest 3

    Attempts off target

    • Doncaster 5
    • Nottm Forest 5

    Corners

    • Doncaster 6
    • Nottm Forest 5

    Fouls

    • Doncaster 9
    • Nottm Forest 12
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+5:28 The match has reached full-time.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:52 Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster) on Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken left-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) from left channel, header by Dele Adebola (Nottm Forest) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 90:00+3:13 Defending throw-in by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest).
    • 90:00+2:19 Substitution Doncaster substitution: John Oster replaced by Jordon Mutch (tactical).
    • 90:00+1:32 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 90:00+0:53 Shot by Billy Sharp (Doncaster) left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest). Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster).
    • 90:00+0:43 Cross by John Oster (Doncaster), clearance by James Perch (Nottm Forest).
    • 89:20 Dele Adebola (Nottm Forest) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 88:59 Attacking throw-in by John Oster (Doncaster).
    • 85:14 Shot by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • Correction - 83:38 Free kick taken by Mustapha Dumbuya.
    • 83:38 Free kick taken right-footed by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 83:38 Booking James Chambers (Doncaster) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • Correction - 82:47 Sent off Red card for Garath McCleary.
    • 82:47 Sent off Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest) dismissed for violent conduct.
    • Correction - 81:50 Garath McCleary gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Oster.
    • 81:50 Bad foul by Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest) on John Oster (Doncaster).
    • 81:14 Foul by Paul McKenna (Nottm Forest) on Sam Hird (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 79:43 Foul by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) on Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 79:26 Defending throw-in by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 78:45 Attacking throw-in by James Perch (Nottm Forest).
    • 77:36 Foul by James O'Connor (Doncaster) on Dexter Blackstock (Nottm Forest). Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) from left channel, clearance by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 77:33 Attacking throw-in by Mark Wilson (Doncaster).
    • 76:38 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 75:59 Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster) on James Perch (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by James Perch (Nottm Forest) from own half, passed.
    • 75:34 Attacking throw-in by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 74:57 Dexter Blackstock (Nottm Forest) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 73:47 Foul by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest) on James Hayter (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (punched) by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 73:30 Attacking throw-in by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 72:33 Attacking throw-in by John Oster (Doncaster).
    • 72:22 Cross by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster), clearance by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest).
    • 72:04 Attacking throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 71:39 Attacking throw-in by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 70:57 Substitution Nottm Forest substitution: Nathan Tyson replaced by Dexter Blackstock (tactical).
    • 70:10 Substitution Doncaster substitution: Shelton Martis replaced by Mustapha Dumbuya (tactical).
    • 69:57 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 69:42 Attacking throw-in by James Perch (Nottm Forest).
    • 66:08 Attacking throw-in by John Oster (Doncaster).
    • 65:51 Defending throw-in by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 65:24 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
    • 63:06 Cross by Billy Sharp (Doncaster), clearance by Wes Morgan (Nottm Forest).
    • 62:29 Foul by John Oster (Doncaster) on Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul McKenna (Nottm Forest) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 62:19 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 61:34 Foul by Brian Stock (Doncaster) on David McGoldrick (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest) from left channel, shot by Dele Adebola (Nottm Forest) mishit right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
    • 61:24 Defending throw-in by James Perch (Nottm Forest).
    • 61:05 Defending throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 60:45 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • Correction - 60:03 Effort from the edge of the box by Garath McCleary goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 60:03 Shot by Garath McCleary (Nottm Forest) mishit left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
    • 59:07 Free kick crossed right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) from right channel, clearance by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest).
    • 59:07 Booking Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 58:53 Foul by Paul McKenna (Nottm Forest) on Billy Sharp (Doncaster).
    • 58:14 Substitution Nottm Forest substitution: Radoslaw Majewski replaced by David McGoldrick (tactical).
    • 57:57 Defending throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 56:22 Foul by James Hayter (Doncaster) on Dele Adebola (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest) from right channel (25 yards), hit wall.
    • 55:39 Attacking throw-in by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 55:27 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
    • 53:40 Substitution Nottm Forest substitution: Lewis McGugan replaced by Garath McCleary (tactical).
    • Correction - 53:20 Shot from outside the box by James Perch misses to the left of the target.
    • 53:20 Shot by James Perch (Nottm Forest) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 52:40 Defending throw-in by James Perch (Nottm Forest).
    • 52:31 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 52:04 Cross by Nathan Tyson (Nottm Forest), clearance by Shelton Martis (Doncaster).
    • 51:15 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 50:16 Foul by Paul McKenna (Nottm Forest) on James Hayter (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Hird (Doncaster) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 49:22 Defending throw-in by James Perch (Nottm Forest).
    • 48:42 Shot by James Hayter (Doncaster) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 47:37 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) to centre, clearance by Wes Morgan (Nottm Forest).
    • 47:24 Shot by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest).
    • 46:46 Foul by Wes Morgan (Nottm Forest) on Billy Sharp (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
    • 46:33 Defending throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 46:03 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 45:41 Defending throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
    • 45:09 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • 45:00+1:00 The half-time whistle blows.
    • Half Time
    • 44:36 Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 44:36 Booking Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 43:18 Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 42:17 Foul by John Oster (Doncaster) on Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 41:44 Foul by Dele Adebola (Nottm Forest) on Sam Hird (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Hird (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 41:13 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 39:37 Defending throw-in by James Perch (Nottm Forest).
    • 38:56 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) to centre, clearance by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 38:50 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Tyson (Nottm Forest).
    • 37:48 Foul by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest) on James Coppinger (Doncaster). Free kick crossed right-footed by John Oster (Doncaster) from right channel, blocked by Dele Adebola (Nottm Forest). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by John Oster (Doncaster) to near post, clearance by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest).
    • 36:15 Shot by Billy Sharp (Doncaster) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Wes Morgan (Nottm Forest).
    • 35:34 Attacking throw-in by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 34:52 Shot by James Coppinger (Doncaster) right-footed from centre of penalty area (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 33:42 Foul by James Perch (Nottm Forest) on James Coppinger (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Hird (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 33:08 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 32:39 Shot by Nathan Tyson (Nottm Forest) drilled left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 31:27 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Perch (Nottm Forest) to centre, clearance by Shelton Martis (Doncaster).
    • 30:11 Assist (cross) by James Chambers (Doncaster) from left channel.
    • 30:11 GOAL - Billy SharpDoncaster 1 - 0 Nottm Forest headed goal by Billy Sharp (Doncaster) (low centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Doncaster 1-0 Nottm Forest.
    • 30:08 Cross by James Chambers (Doncaster),
    • 29:38 Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) on James Chambers (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Hird (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 29:04 Defending throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 26:52 Foul by James Perch (Nottm Forest) on James Coppinger (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) from right channel, header by Billy Sharp (Doncaster) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), resulting in open play. Shot by James Hayter (Doncaster) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 26:12 Goal kick taken short by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 25:56 Defending throw-in by John Oster (Doncaster).
    • 25:27 Dele Adebola (Nottm Forest) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Hird (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
    • 24:59 Attacking throw-in by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 24:31 Shot by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), blocked by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest).
    • 23:52 Foul by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest) on Billy Sharp (Doncaster). Free kick crossed right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) from left channel, save (punched) by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 22:16 Shot by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Lewis McGugan (Nottm Forest).
    • 21:38 Attacking throw-in by James Perch (Nottm Forest).
    • 19:18 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
    • 18:13 Shot by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (parried) by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) to centre, save (caught) by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 15:38 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) to centre, header by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Wes Morgan (Nottm Forest). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest) to centre, clearance by James O'Connor (Doncaster). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan (Nottm Forest) to far post, clearance by Sam Hird (Doncaster).
    • 14:52 Attacking throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
    • 14:15 Substitution Doncaster substitution: Jason Shackell replaced by Sam Hird (tactical).
    • 14:07 Defending throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
    • 13:34 Defending throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 12:45 Nathan Tyson (Nottm Forest) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 11:40 Cross by James Chambers (Doncaster), clearance by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest).
    • 11:25 Attacking throw-in by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 10:45 Cross by John Oster (Doncaster), shot by Billy Sharp (Doncaster) lobbed right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 9:28 Cross by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest), resulting in open play.
    • 8:52 Attacking throw-in by James Perch (Nottm Forest).
    • 8:39 Cross by Chris Cohen (Nottm Forest), resulting in open play.
    • 8:18 Defending throw-in by John Oster (Doncaster).
    • 8:03 Defending throw-in by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 6:57 Shot by Billy Sharp (Doncaster) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (tipped round post) by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest). Pass corner from right by-line taken by Brian Stock (Doncaster) to short, save (caught) by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest).
    • 5:54 Foul by Brian Stock (Doncaster) on Radoslaw Majewski (Nottm Forest). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Camp (Nottm Forest) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 5:39 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 4:52 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 3:50 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) to centre, clearance by Kelvin Wilson (Nottm Forest).
    • 2:50 Defending throw-in by James Chambers (Doncaster).
    • 2:17 Defending throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
    • 0:52 Defending throw-in by Chris Gunter (Nottm Forest).
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    As it stood on 13 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

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    2 West Brom 30 30 59
    3 Nottm Forest 31 22 55
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