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THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY MAGAZINE / SEASON 2017/18 / ISSUE 22 / £3

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HARRY GREGG HERO OF MUNICH AMONG HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

DONCASTER ROVERS v FLEETWOOD TOWN Sky Bet League One Saturday February 17, 2017 3pm kick-off


Main club sponsor  Virgin Trains Associate club sponsor  Stoneacre Motor Group Technical kit supplier FBT Europe Chairman David Blunt Major shareholders Terry Bramall, David Blunt, family of Dick Watson Directors Terry Bramall, David Blunt, Andy Watson, Gavin Baldwin Club director Stuart Highfield Chief executive Gavin Baldwin Commercial director Jim Lord FOOTBALL STAFF Manager Darren Ferguson Assistant manager Gavin Strachan Goalkeeping coach Paul Gerrard Physiotherapist Joe Sharp Club doctor Dr Tim Douglas CLUB STAFF Head of administration & football operations Mary Lally Head of stadium & operations Marie Hepburn Head groundsman Jim Davison Director of finance Richard Poole Head of commercial affairs Andrew Whitham Lottery manager Ken Porter Ticket manager Tracy Bawden Head of marketing & communications Shaun Lockwood Media manager Luke Thornhill Marketing manager Mark Hughesman Supporter liaison officers Craig Gleadhall, Dean Medcalf, Shelia Lynch

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CLUB DONCASTER FOUNDATION Chair of trustees Linda Tully Trustees Gavin Baldwin, Nigel Brewster, Natalie Shaw, Allan Stewart, Rupert Suckling, John Wallbank Honorary ambassador Stuart Highfield Executive director Jim Lord Head of FoundationJohn Davis NCS programme manager Jan Budtz CLUB DONCASTER SPORTS COLLEGE Principal Adi Turnpenny Deputy principals Joe Burton, Ben Thompson PROGRAMME Contributors Clare Bailey, Robbie Andrews, John Coyle, Ryan Daly, Alex Gibbings, Sophie Scargill, Paul Mayfield, Nicola Moran Photography Phil Ryan, AH Pix, Stephen Connor, Dave Hiskey, Heather King, Rex Features, Rob Terrace Design Sandile Somhedlwana, Hannah Moore Print Pinders of Sheffield

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DARREN FERGUSON

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GAVIN BALDWIN

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HARRY GREGG

17 OPPOSITION 29

JUNIOR ROVERS

34 COMMERCIAL 42

SUPPORTERS

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A word from the manager

Darren Ferguson Good afternoon, and welcome back to the Keepmoat Stadium. I would like to welcome Uwe Rosler, as well as the supporters, staff and staff of Fleetwood who have made the trip. We had a close game at Highbury earlier in the season, and as we are around each other in the table we know today is an important game. We want to put on a performance after Tuesday’s match. We were not good enough at Walsall, and want to show the real Doncaster Rovers today. That performance was not befitting a Rovers team and is not what I expect from my players. We have set a standard over the past 20 months and we fell well below them on Tuesday.

like this you, the fans, become even more important as your support for the players on the pitch. Everyone is fully commited to the cause: myself and my coaching staff, the players and everyone else who works at the club. We will continue to give everything to advance this club. Last week marked James Coppinger’s 500th EFL appearance for Rovers. That is an incredible achievement for anyone. I wish I had worked with him earlier in his career, and am lucky to have had him for a couple of years now. He can reflect on a great achievement. Enjoy the game.

I thank the fans whos supported us at the Banks’s Stadium and apologise for giving you such a miserable journey home. With 13 games to go there are plenty of points to be won, and everyone at the club is focused on finishing the season off well.

All 72 EFL Clubs have signed up to a new Chairman’s Charter to help put an end to the dangerous use of pyrotechnics.

We have to get back to playing with the endeavour, spirit and energy that our fans have become accustomed to. At times

It is already a criminal offence to enter a football stadium while in possession of a flare, smoke bomb or firework. Any supporter now found to be in breach of the terms of the Chairman’s Charter will also face a minimum three-season Club ban.

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W AT C H A F I L M

Thoughts of the chief executive

Gavin Baldwin

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Today we welcome back some club greats to induct them into the hall of fame. Harry Gregg, Syd Bycroft, Ian Snodin, Alan Warboys, Adam Lockwood and Brian Deane are all being inducted, with all except Harry here today to mark the occasion.

S W O C T A M A E R D Y A D OUT THE WINDOW

(Maybe they’re daydreaming back at

Good afternoon, and welcome back to the Keepmoat Stadium. I’d like to welcome the owners, fans, players and staff from Fleetwood who have travelled over.

you. Deep!)

Harry was unable to travel to join us today, but have dedicated today’s programme interview to him. He is most famous within football as the “Hero of Munich” when in February 1958, as a Manchester United player, he pulled players such as Bobby Charlton from the wreckage of the plane that had crashed at Munich-Riem Airport. He went on to make more than 200 appearances for the Red Devils, but it was at Belle Vue where he first made his mark in English football. In his interview he talks fondly about his time in South Yorkshire and how he felt like a film star after signing with Rovers. Please give the other former Rovers players a warm reception today when they are introduced to the crowd.

good enough, but we have a great record of bouncing back from disappointing displays under the current coaching staff. There should be no doubting the commitment of the coaching staff, players, or anyone else at the club. We have 13 games left of the season and everyone is focused on finishing as high up the table as we can. It will take a lot of hard work, but everyone is up for it. I would like to wish good luck to Doncaster Rugby League, who open their season against Coventry Bears tomorrow. Richard Horne’s side have played well in their two pre-season friendlies against sides from a division above them, which gives us plenty of hope for a promotion push for the Dons. We have also put a lot of thought into the Dons matchday experience, trying to replicate some of the successes we have with Rovers - especially with the family area, and Donny’s Kennel. We will have more going on than ever at Dons’ games, and it is well worth popping down on a Sunday afternoon to experience for yourself. Enjoy the game.

Everyone connected with the playing side of the club is determined to put in a good performance today. We know Tuesday night’s result at Walsall was not

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HARRY GREGG Harry Gregg went on to become a Busby Babe, make almost 250 appearances for Manchester United, survived the Munich Disaster and earn a string of international caps - but still looks back at his time at Doncaster Rovers, who today induct him into the club’s hall of fame, as among his favourite in football.

it, I’m playing for Doncaster Rovers. I was lucky enough to make it a bit further on in life but those days playing for Rovers are fresh and mean as much to me and are as every bit as important as they were at the end. Doncaster Rovers is very much a part of my life.”

“I was glad to be there and be involved, I remember just thinking that I have made

“Ken Hardwick and I were friends if you can believe that, he used to work down

The Rovers No.1 at the time was Ken The goalkeeper was 18 when he moved Hardwick, who joined the club from to Belle Vue, where he became close Rossington Colliery in 1945, meaning friends with Alick Jeffrey Gregg had to be patient and Charlie Williams as during his first season. It Rovers team-mates under “I felt like a film star when was not until January 1952 the guidance of playerthat he would make his I signed for Doncaster. manager Peter Doherty. first-team debut against Those days playing Blackburn Rovers in a 3-3 for Rovers mean “I felt like a film star when draw at Belle Vue. so much to me” I signed for Doncaster, it had been a difficult upBut a collision in the bringing for me as a young second-half of the game, boy as my father left us, my mother had as Gregg dived for the ball at the feet of to raise six of us, she was wonderful,” Blackburn forward Tommy Briggs, forced Gregg says. him off with dislocated elbow.

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in the pits and you could not believe the size of his forearms, there were no bad feelings between us at all,” says Gregg.

that time, it was never waterlogged and I remember the car park and the offices that were there.

“I remember making my debut against Blackburn Rovers, the most significant part of that game was that I dislocated an elbow, the trainer was Jack Hodgson at the time, so him and the medical staff put it back into place and then they left me watching the rest of the game in the freezing cold.

“On the day of the game I used to go down Fairfax Road to get down to the ground in the morning, I used to take a shortcut and come out by a beautiful school and go across the schoolyard and down North Road.” Gregg became a wanted man very quickly with numerous clubs fighting for his signature, but the goalkeeper could not turn down the chance to sign for Manchester United to become a Busby Babe – after watching them months before at Old Trafford with Rovers teammate Bill Patterson.

“When we got to the hospital we had to sit there and wait for the specialist to come and look at me. He asked them how they reduced the swelling and I remember him saying that they could have destroyed my life.” As season ns passed, Gregg would strike up a tight bond between himself and two players that have cemented themselves in the Rovers history books: Jeffrey and Williams. Williams was already at the club when Gregg signed for Rovers but the defender spent majority of the early years in the reserve side, while Jeffrey took the Second Division by storm after making his first-team debut at the age of 15. “When Charlie was playing he would go and head a ball out for a throw in and would get back into position and I would be shouting at him to watch the centre forward, and he would turn round to me and say ‘don’t you worry about it me old flower’,” says Gregg.

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“Don’t let anyone tell you different, I have played with players like George Best and so on but Alick Jeffrey was a terrific kid, he was in the starting line-up at the age of 15, and he was also a brilliant singer. “Him and Charlie Williams were two of the most important people in my life, and I think that things could have turned out differently for Alick, who was supposed to join Manchester United, but broke a leg before the move happened.” Throughout the 1955/56 season, Hardwick and Gregg would continue their battle to claim the Rovers No.1 shirt, with the

latter winning the battle in late January, keeping the shirt until he left the club two seasons later. During that season Rovers defeated one of the biggest sides in England in Liverpool at Belle Vue, a game that sticks firmly in the memory of the former Northern Ireland international. “We beat them 1-0, people forget they were in the Second Division in those days, they travelled really well too,” he says. “Belle Vue had one of the most beautiful pitches that you would ever have seen at

“I was told that United were interested in me and I went to see the boss, I had to go to Peter’s house and two men turned up. The men were Matt Busby and Jimmy Murphy and the boss told them I was ready to sign,” he adds. “And at that point Matt turned to me and said do you want to join Manchester United? That was the young Busby Babes at that time and I was quick to say yes, I have said over the years that if I was born a rich man that I would have paid that record transfer fee just to join United. “I once travelled on the train with Bill Patterson to Manchester to watch United, I remember the two of us, Rovers players, standing in the Stretford End watching this team, and never did I think I would be playing for them years later.”

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NEWS James Coppinger is ready to push on as the season heads towards its final stages after clocking up his 500th EFL appearance for Rovers.

Rovers, and now as captain, he believes that the current crop of players is one that is capable of achieving big things in the near future.

Captain Coppinger reached that landmark against Charlton Athletic last Saturday, and 37-year-old Coppinger feels fitter than ever.

“We have shown that we have been in every game, the lack of experience has maybe shown at times, but understanding each other means that this can be eradicated and if we can finish the season strongly we can look ahead to next year,” he added.

“I’m still enjoying my football, still fit, still healthy and still contributing to the side, maybe my shift from the wing to the centre of the pitch has helped me but I’m still running as much as anyone else,” he said.

Forward Alex Kiwomya has thanked Rovers for their support during his early season illness that could have ended his career. Kiwomya suffered from Guillain-Barré syndrome in pre-season which kept him out of the Rovers side for six months, and the former Chelsea man is targeting more minutes on his return to first-team action. “It’s about playing now for me, I am glad to be back fit and it has been a long road to get back to this point, it was difficult for me in the early stages not knowing if I would actually come back,” he said. “The guys here have been amazing, from the players to the staff, the physio has helped me massively over the past few months, working one-on-one with me and

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that progressed me a lot quicker. When I was in hospital all the lads texted me to see if I was keeping okay, so that was really supportive to know that they were behind me.” The striker made his return to professional football in the 2-2 draw against Portsmouth at Fratton Park in Sky Bet League One, and Kiwomya says that it was a special moment. “I am so happy to be back out on the pitch playing football, I thought I would have forgotten how to play I was away for so long, but to make my debut was something special,” he added. “I took a picture of the shirt in the dressing room as I didn’t ever expect to see it hanging up there.”

“When you look at the stats, in the Scunthorpe game I ran more than anyone else playing through the middle and that shows I’m still working hard and doing all the things I was doing when I was younger, so nothing has changed. I wake up every morning feeling fresh and with the desire to help improve this team and be successful and long may it continue.” Coppinger is now in his 14th season

with

“We are so close to where we want to be, if we get things right we can be a successful team together, the lads are so hard-working and they want to do well, and the manager wants to help everyone develop. If things stay the same and everyone takes things on board, we can challenge at the top end of the table, we can develop not just the playing and tactical side of playing but the mental side too, you need character if you want to work hard and that shows here.”

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IN TRIBUTE

Former Rovers player John George (Jackie) Teasdale passed away on Monday February 5 aged 88. Born on March 15 1929 in Rossington, Jackie was spotted playing for Rossington Colliery (now Rossington Main FC) and signed for Rovers in October 1949. Brian Makepeace, who like Jackie worked at Rossington Colliery as well as playing for the football team, signed for Rovers around the same time and became a regular team-mate of Jackie’s during the 1950s. Jackie (pictured in the white shirt above), who was a strong-tackling half-back, made his Rovers debut on April 7 1951 in a 4-1 win over Chesterfield at Saltergate. I was not really until the 1953-54 season that he became a regular when he made 32 League appearances in a half-back line that also included Tommy Brown and Bill Paterson. His best season came in 1955-56 when he played in all but three League games and helped Rovers reach

the fifth round of the FA Cup. His halfback partners were Morgan Hunt, Charlie Williams and sometimes Bobby Herbert. His form in 1955-56 earned him selection for an 18-match FA tour to South Africa. The tour party included a mixture of established internationals, such as Bill McGarry and Syd Owen, and some promising younger players such as Bobby Robson and Gerry Hitchens. But in the first game of the tour against Southern Transvaal when Jackie sustained a serious knee injury. A number of operations were unable to resolve the injury and he was forced to retire from professional football in August 1957 at the age of only 28. He was awarded an insurance payment of ÂŁ4,000, scant consolation for the curtailment of a promising career.

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HEAD TO HEAD

COMPLETE RESULT TABLE COMPETITON FOOTBALL LEAGUE

FA CUP

LEAGUE CUP

EFL Trophy GRAND TOTAL

P W D L F A H 2 1 1 0 2 0 A 3 0 2 1 1 3 N 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 5 1 3 1 3 3 H 0 0 0 0 0 0 A 0 0 0 0 0 0 N 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 H 0 0 0 0 0 0 A 0 0 0 0 0 0 N 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 H 0 0 0 0 0 0 A 0 0 0 0 0 0 N 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 0 0 0 0 0 0

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AWAY TEAM FLEETWOOD TOWN

TOP STOPPER

DEFENSIVE ROCK

The keeper is currently in his second season with Fleetwood, after signing for the Cod Army in May 2016.

The former Ireland youth international Bolger signed from Southend United in 2016. Bolger made his debut in English football for Bristol Rovers, while on loan from Leicester City, going on to make 52 appearances across three loan spells for the Gas.

He started out with Preston, but it was not until his move to Shrewsbury in 2009 where he started to find himself playing regular football. Neal made 74 appearances for the Shrews, helping them to promotion from League Two in 2012. The following season saw him move to Port Vale, where he played every league game and earned his second promotion from League Two. His final year with Vale saw him spend time on loan with Bury and Rovers, making two appearances between the sticks at the Keepmoat Stadium.

CHRIS NEAL

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CIAN BOLGER

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He signed for Bolton in 2013, but failed to make an appearance, instead spending time on loan with Colchester United and Southend United, the latter of which was turned into a permanent move in 2014. He scored the winning penalty in the Shrimpers’ 7-6 penalty-shootout win in the League Two play-offs at Wembley in 2015, spending a further season in Essex before making his move to the Fylde coast.

MIDFIELD MAESTRO

DEADLY STRIKER

Made a permanent move to Highbury this summer, following a successful loan spell with the Cod Army last season.

The Irishman signed for the Cod Army in January, after four-and-a-half seasons with Scunthorpe.

Coming through the ranks at Carlisle United, Demspey was named as the Cumbrians’ player of the year in just his second season as a professional footballer. His performances in League Two were rewarded when then Championship side Huddersfield Town came calling in 2015, where he made 21 appearances in the second tier. Dempsey joined Fleetwood, initially on loan, in 2016, where he played a key role in their run to last season’s play-off semi-final, where they lost out to Bradford City over two legs.

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KYLE DEMPSEY

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PADDY MADDEN

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Madden signed for Carlisle in 2011, after spending the first part of his career in his native Ireland, but it was a loan spell with Yeovil that kick-started his career in England. Nine goals in 15 league games earned Madden a permanent move to Somerset and he followed that up with a further seven goals as he helped the Glovers to reach the Championship, scoring in the League One play-off final at Wembley in 2013. He earned a call-up to the full Irish side, making one appearance, adding to his caps at various youth levels for his country. Madden arrived at Glanford Park half way through the following season, going on to score 60 goals in 195 games before making the move to Highbury last month.

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JOINT FIVE-A-SIDE GOALKEEPER

MIDFIELDER

Chrid NEAL

Matty BLAIR

Started his career with Preston North End before loan spells with Tamworth and Morecambe eventually led to a permanent switch to Shrewsbury Town in 2009. The keeper stayed with the club for four seasons before joining Port Vale. His spell at Vale Park proved to be the most successful of his career in terms of the number of games played, turning out more than 120 times in a four-year spell. The 32-year-old then enjoyed brief loan spells with Doncaster Rovers and Bury in 2016, before a permanent switch to Fleetwood Town where he is now into his third season.

Joined Kidderminster Harriers, who were his first professional club, at the age of 21. He spent one year there and played almost 50 games before signing for York City in 2011. Blair impressed at Bootham Crescent and made nearly 100 appearances for the club. The winger signed for Fleetwood Town in 2013 and helped guide the Cod Army to Sky Bet League One, beating Burton Albion in the play-off final at Wembley. Blair then moved onto Mansfield Town and spent one season at Field Mill, helping the Stags to establish themselves in the EFL once again. He joined Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2016 and had a solid first season with the club, performing at both the right of midfield and right-back, as Rovers gained promotion back to Sky Bet League One at the first attempt.

DEFENDER Danny ANDREW Started his career with Peterborough United, signing his first professional contract in 2008. He went out on loan several times in order to build his experience in the lower leagues, spending time with Tamworth, Kidderminster Harries and Cheltenham Town. It was his spell with the latter which was turned permanent in 2010. The left-back played more than 50 times for the Robins before falling out of favour at Whaddon Road, eventually signing for non-league Gloucester City. He spent just one season there before a move to Macclesfield Town in 2013 when his career kick-started. Andrew played in every game in the National League that season before a move to Fleetwood Town came about. A serious knee injury hampered his stay at Highbury though, and he left the club after just two seasons. He again had to fight his way back to full fitness and got himself a new club in Sky Bet League Two side

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STRIKERS Alex KIWOMYA

Grimsby Town. The 27-year-old swept up at the club’s player of the year awards last season which attracted the attention of Doncaster Rovers and Andrew’s former manager Darren Ferguson, who snapped him up on a two-year-deal at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Born in Sheffield, Kiwomya signed for Chelsea from the Rotherham United Academy in 2010. Following his move to Stamford Bridge, he went on to represent England all the way up to U19 level, where he played alongside Premier League star Dele Alli. His professional career began with a loan spell at Barnsley in 2015. The season after he joined Fleetwood on loan, before

joining Crewe Alexandra which was the most successful of all his spells away from the capital. He played 34 games for the Alex, scoring seven goals and helping to consolidate them in Sky Bet League Two. He signing for Rovers this summer, signing a three-year-deal.

Jon PARKIN Started his career with Barnsley after coming through the youth system at Oakwell, but it was with York City where he made his name. He spent two seasons at Bootham Crescent and scored 13 goals in 69 appearances, before moving on to Macclesfield. His spell with the Silkmen proved even more fruitful, as he averaged a goal almost every other game with 30 in 65 appearances for the club, before a move to Hull City. He went on to perform in the Championship for Stoke City and Preston North End, before joining Rovers on loan in 2011. He played a handful of times during his stay at the Keepmoat Stadium, without scoring a goal for the club. Loan spells with Huddersfield and Scunthorpe followed, before a t move to Fleetwood. He helped the Cod Army consolidate in the EFL after promotion into the league – with 17 goals in 53 appearances.

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MY WEEK: MEDIA ASSISTANT Robbie Andrews and Ryan Daly create most of the content you see, read or hear

across Rovers and Doncaster RLFC’s club website, social media and programmes

MONDAY We have a team meeting at 9:30am which includes the whole communications departmen, to discuss the priorities for the week ahead. If there is a Tuesday night game we will have a press conference with Darren Ferguson and a selected player in attendance with BBC Radio Sheffield and the Free Press among others. One of us will film while the other tweets out quotes from the interviews via the club’s official twitter account. Once that is completed, we will again split roles with one of us writing up stories for the website, and the other editing and uploading the videos to iFollow Rovers. Robbie often goes to Dons training on Monday evening to get content for their website or programme. TUESDAY If we have a home or away game in midweek, we will start at midday and spend the afternoon preparing for the game, that includes ensuring our camera battery is fully charged. If the game is away, we will set off at a time which suits the distance we have to travel. Sometimes even if the first team are not playing, there will be a development game at Cantley Park which one of us will cover while the other remains in the office and finishes any other work which needs finishing off. WEDNESDAY Once we have finished any post-match tasks that need doing, today is a chance to catch up on other tasks - writing

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a certain distance, we will travel down on the Friday and stay over in a hotel close to the ground we are visiting. MATCHDAY 11am: We arrive to the stadium in plenty of time to allow us to set up ahead of the game at 3pm. 12noon: Ryan will set up the big screen while Robbie finishes off his preparation for leading the commentary on iFollow Rovers. 1.45pm: Luke collects the teamsheets, we will print them off and put the team out on social media at 2pm. 2.45pm: Robbie will begin live iFollow Rovers commentary alongside a player who is not involved in the matchday squad, while Ryan will prepare to tweet out live updates of the game. features for the Rovers or Dons websites or programmes. It is also a chance to have our one-to-ones with our manager, Luke, who likes to check how we are feeling both with work and our day-to-day lives. THURSDAY Robbie will go down to Cantley Park to interview players for either a programme piece or the website looking ahead to the weekend’s game. The preview will provide an extra angle to our press conference. Once Robbie has returned to the office, we

will head round to the West Stand to set up for press. FRIDAY Ryan will spend the morning scheduling up social media up until 3pm on Saturday, which includes the graphics with a quote from a player and the manager. If Rovers are away on the Saturday, we will pack our matchday gear away and leave the camera battery on charge, as well as picking up the remaining tickets once they have been taken off sale. If the game is above

4.45pm: The manager and a player will come up to the press room for the post match interviews to take place, which we film for iFollow Rovers. SUNDAY Depending on which one of us is on “Sunday duties”, we will have to write-up and upload the interviews to the website, as well as scheduling social media for the next couple of days. We also have a Dons game most Sundays, Robbie acts as Dons media manager and works in partnership with the marketing manager Mark.

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Words from the Academy manager

KIERAN SCARFF

YOUTH TEAM FIXTURES YOUTH ALLIANCE Sat Aug 5 Grimsby Town Sat Aug 12 Bradford City Sat Aug 26 Bury (YL Cup)

L 0-3 L1-2 L 0-4

Sat Sep 2 Sat Sep 9 Fri Sep 15 Sat Sep 23 Sat Sep 30

Scunthorpe Mansfield Town Scunthorpe Oldham Athletic Chesterfield

L1-2 D 0-0 D3-3 L 0-2 L 1-2

Sat Oct 7 Sat Oct 14 Sat Oct 28 Sat Nov 4 Sat Nov 11 Sat Nov 18

Port Vale Hartlepool Notts County

D 1-1 W 2-1 L 1-4

Hartlepool Rotherham Lincoln City

W 2-1 D 2-2 W 1-0

Sat Dec 2

Burton Albion

W 3-1

Sat Jan 6 Sat Jan 20 Sat Jan 27

Mansfield Town D 1-1 Scunthorpe D 2-2 Chesterfield L 1-2

Sat Feb 3 Sat Feb 10 Sat Feb 24

York City L 0-1 Oldham Athletic P Notts County

Sat Mar 3 Sat Mar 17 Sat Mar 24

Hartlepool United Lincoln City Rotherham United

Sat Apr 7 Sat Apr 14 Sat Apr 21 Sat Apr 28

York City Burton Albion Grimsby Town Bradford City

FA YOUTH CUP Tues Oct 26 Tues Nov 14

Walsall Blackpool

W 4-3 L 0-2

CENTRAL LEAGUE Tues Sept 5 Bradford City L 1-2 Tues Sept 19 Rotherham L 0-4 Tues Oct 10 Walsall (CL Cup) W 4-0 Wed Oct 18 Port Vale L 0-2 Tues Nov 7 Hartlepool W 4-0 Tues Dec 19 Port Vale (CL Cup) L 0-6 Tues Jan 9 Morecambe D 4-4 Tues Jan 16 Bradford City L 2-3 Tues Jan 23 Port Vale L 1-2 Tues Feb 6 Rotherham D 1-1 Tues Feb 27 York City 1pm Tues March 13 Walsall 2pm Tues Mar 20 Grimsby Town 2pm Tues Mar 27 Walsall 1pm Tues April 10 Morecambe 1pm Tues April 17 Mansfield Town 1pm Bold denotes home fixture All Youth Alliance fixtures are 11am kick-off unless stated

The Academy programme is split into three phases. The Foundation Phase covers the under 9s through to the under 12s and is overseen by Tom Sutton. Each age group has two coaches with coach developers, goalkeeping coaches, sports scientists, medical staff and analysts, education and operations providing valuable support to the coaches, players and parents. It’s great watching the young players in these age groups – their enthusiasm and real enjoyment is always evident in both training and games. They can certainly cheer you up on a cold evening or Sunday morning and there is some real ability in these groups - Tom and his team of coaches create an excellent environment for the players to develop as players and young people. The Youth Development phase, led by Tony Mee, covers the under 13s – under 16s. The structure of the coaches and support staff remains consistent through this phase with an added emphasis of specific psychological development added

to the programme. We have a really good balance of coaches that includes current and ex-players. The ability in these groups is evident and Tony, along with the coaches, work extremely hard to create the appropriate environment that will give the young players the best chance of progressing through thus phase and onto a youth team contract with the club. The Professional Development Phase covers the Under 18s and the extended development group that includes first and second year professionals. The commitment of the club to the development of the younger players is superb and the coaching and guidance provided by John Schofield, Paul Stancliffe and Paul Driver and a dedicated team of support staff adds great value to this. Supporters have seen at first hand the development of a number of these players into the first team this season and this structure and support will be vital in increasing the levels of productivity.

Central defender Shane Blaney pulled on a Rovers shirt for the first time in the Development game against Rotherham United reserves. Blaney who signed from League of Ireland side Finns Harp in January played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw and says he is looking forward to playing more games for the club. “It’s a brilliant feeling to play for Rovers, I’ve been looking forward to my first game, thankfully I’ve got my chance to show what I can give to the team and I cannot wait to play more games,” he said. “It’s a big change for me especially on the training side of things, it’s going from two or three sessions in the evening back in Ireland and now it’s everyday of the week.”

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TEN YEARS AGO: DONCASTER ROVERS IN SEASON 2007-08. Part 17 The news on Mark Wilson, injured in the win over Gillingham, was not good and he would miss the remainder of the season.

after 22 minutes when an unmarked Skiverton headed in Barry’s free kick. Worse was to follow after 31 minutes when Sullivan decided to try and dribble round Owusu. The forward robbed him and was able to tap the ball into an empty net.

On a more positive note James Hayter and James O’Connor were close to full fitness after their hernia surgeries and Gordon Greer was also back in training while Stephen Roberts was fit again. Manager Sean O’Driscoll faced a further headache though with three of his players called up for International duty during the forthcoming Easter week. Brian Stock (right) and Stephen Roberts were chosen for Wales’s game with Luxembourg while on-loan Stuart Elliott was chosen for Northern Ireland’s fixture against Georgia. This could have forced the postponement of the Easter Monday game at home to Oldham Athletic, but O’Driscoll was able to reach agreement with Wales’s manager John Toshack, allowing Stock and Roberts to play before joining up with the squad. On Saturday March 15, Rovers travelled to the Withdean Stadium to face a Brighton and Hove Albion side who had lost only one of their last seven games. Sean McDaid replaced the stricken Wilson in the only change from the midweek win over Gillingham. Rovers dominated the first half, Stock’s shot striking the crossbar and Paul Heffernan heading over when well placed. The game changed on 57 minutes when Brighton, who had offered little threat,

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Facing back-to-back away defeats for the first time in 2007-08, Rovers roused themselves and Elliott headed narrowly wide from O’Connor’s cross. In the second half Rovers almost fell further behind when Sullivan, not enjoying his best day, fumbled a shot from Barry but gathered before Owusu was able to pounce.

were awarded a controversial penalty. Stock was adjudged to have fouled Forster, who seemed to have made rather a meal of the challenge. Forster took the kick himself and although Neil Sullivan saved the effort with his legs, Forster followed up to score. The setback rattled Rovers, and Sullivan was called upon to make good saves from Westlake and Murray. On 75 minutes O’Driscoll made a triple substitution, sending on Gareth Taylor, Elliott and Hayter for McDaid, Heffernan and Mark McCammon. The changes

revitalised Rovers and Taylor headed just over from a corner before Elliott shot just wide from 30 yards. They couldn’t find an equaliser though and Rovers had suffered only their second defeat in ten games. The following week saw Good Friday and Rovers were on the road again, this time away to their old bogey team, Yeovil Town. The fit-again O’Connor replaced McDaid with Paul Green moving into midfield while Elliott started in place of McCammon. Rovers struggled to impose themselves on the game and fell behind

After 73 minutes Heffernan handed Rovers a lifeline, smashing the ball home from the edge of the area. Rovers strove for an equaliser, with Elliott and Gareth Roberts both going close and late on substitute Taylor’s header was well saved by Flinders. Rovers were unable to salvage a point and a week that saw two of their longest away trips had ended with no return. The successive defeats meant that Rovers had ceded second place to Carlisle United, and although a play-off slot was more or less secured, the automatic promotion place that Rovers craved was in danger of slipping away. The next three games, all at home, would prove crucial to their hopes. John Coyle

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penalties and tickets to the game. If you would like your team to enjoy this VIP match day package or find out more about group bookings please call Nicola on 01302 764665 or email nicola.moran@ clubdoncaster.co.uk. We are also running a competition to win a pitch parachute experience for 15 children including tickets to every game. All you have to do is tweet us a photo of any celebration using the hashtag #DRFCCELEB. Our first-team players will then pick their favourite and

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Good afternoon. We are back again after last week’s match against Charlton that saw Matty Blair grab a 94th-minute equaliser to earn a dramatic point. Rovers will look to take this positivity into today’s game against Uwe Rosler’s Fleetwood.

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food and beverages. Offering variety and quantity, they are one of the country’s largest suppliers in their industry. Our match programme sponsors are the Horse Bit Shop. They are a global leader as horse bitting specialists, comprehensive bit bank service and lecturers in lorinery to the equestrian industry. With a stock of more than 10,000 bits and a highly trained customer focused team, they possess an extensive equine knowledge base in manufacturing and retail, and are also experienced horse owners and riders who can offer you the best advice and customer service. Thanks to all our sponsors, enjoy the game.

Our friends at the Horse Bit Shop presented Matty Blair with the Legends Man of the Match. Pictured here with Ema Baxter

Match sponsors Virgin Trains chose Alfie Beestin as their Man of the Match against Charlton

Alfie Beestin with our Charlton Programme sponsors Albermarle Homes

Doncaster Cables were our matchball sponsors at the Charlton game

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Two more of Rovers’ charity shirts have been made available for auction, with all profits going to the Campaign Against Living Miserably. Rovers wore a one-off kit to raise awareness of charity partners Campaign Against Living Miserably for the game against Northampton Town on Boxing Day, with all profits from the auctioning of the shirts going to the charity. This is the only time Rovers have worn this kit, so it is a truly unique part of the club’s and football’s history. One of the shirts was sent to Soccer AM for that day’s show, with all guests signing it in order to be auctioned off to raise money for CALM.

The signatures are: Fenners (Soccer AM presenter) Jimmy Bullard (Soccer AM presenter, former Premier League footballer) Lloyd Griffith (comedian) Tubes (Soccer AM presenter) Toni Duggan (Barcelona and former Manchester City footballer) Yungen (musician) Liam Ridgewell (former Aston Villa, Birmingham and WBA footballer) Joe Cole (former West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool and England footballer) Sol Campbell (former Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and England footballer) Raye (musician) Matt Forde (Soccer AM presenter) Rob Beckett (comedian) Example (musician)

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LOTTERY RESULTS All Rovers Alliance members are automatically entered into the weekly lottery, this week the following members have won prizes through their Rovers Alliance numbers.

Four £25 Winners 1813 K Baker 1001 I Samways 7040 A Watt 0279 A Byrne

Rovers Alliance Lottery winners 9203 M Calow £50 9003 A Poppleton Cheswold meal 9541 J Panczak two match tickets

Sponsored prize winners 8798 A Hardy Canal Tavern meal 9003 A Poppleton Cheswold meal 9541 J Panczak two match tickets 6074 M Clark Corner Pin meal 2912 R Fotherby Hatfields meal 7372 A Marley Trades & Labour Club meal 6637 G Peck Eagle & Child meal 3355 S Williamson Ship Inn meal 0159 M Saunders Med @ The Market meal 2170 D Schofield Angel Inn meal 2853 S Waddington Grove Inn meal 6342 Mr Derbyshire Coleman’s Pizzeria & Steak House meal 1210 A Odgen Woodfield Farm meal 7192 J Ledger Blacksmith’s Arm meal 7567 A Maxfield Vintage Bar meal

The Rovers Alliance costs just £2.25 per week and comes packed with numerous benefits, not only do members get entry into the weekly lottery draw but they are also entered into the annual Super Jackpot Draw (with a guaranteed prize of £10,000) and numerous draws for money can’t buy prizes. Other fantastic benefits include 5% discount on season tickets and 10% off all corporate hospitality packages. For more information about the benefits of joining Rovers Alliance, please e-mail reception@clubdoncaster.co.uk

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Several other Rovers fans were also winners this week through their £1 lottery membership, the full list of winners is as follows; Winning Number: 1678 Eve Walker wins £500 Next week’s top prize £500 Two £50 Winners 2185 D Ardron 9203 M Calow

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Communications team SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS The supporter-led collection for Doncaster Foodbanks which takes place at every home game is a great initiative which everyone connected with the club can be very proud of. Launched before Christmas when Scunthorpe visited, the organisers were hoping to reach a total of 500kg in food or £500 in cash donations at last Saturday’s home game. It would have been a fitting target as we marked James Coppinger’s 500th EFL appearance for the club. Although deadlines mean this column had to be printed prior to an update, the amount of items donated when I stopped by the collection point should mean we are close to that aim. I was dropping off two big bags of items donated by Club Doncaster staff. We had a collection before Christmas to buy presents for the annual festive trip to Doncaster Royal Infirmary, and had a bit of money left over. We put this to good use by buying items from the Foodbank’s list of suggested items, which we hope will help keep the momentum going. Jim Duffy and Martin O’Hara are at the collection point outside the Belle Vue Bar before all home games, and with all donations going to help local people in need it is a really good cause. Hopefully by the time you read this we may have had an update, which we will have listed on the Rovers website. Last week I had a special guest alongside me in the press box, with Zeke Bolton and

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his dad Thom. Zeke is a young Rovers fan who has suffered from leukemia, but gets to as many games as he can. As a treat we decided to give him a behind-the-scenes treat, so he joined me from 2.15pm on a matchday to help film the videos of the players in their warmup which we use on social media, before ensuring he high-fived all the players as they came off. During the match he helped with selecting images for the website and social media, then after the game got to speak to all the players as they were leaving – the collection of selfies can be seen on the opposite page. Our programme interview today is a bit different. Normally we focus on a member of the current first-team squad, but today we feature Harry Gregg – who went on to become a Busby Babe and survivor of the Munich Air Disaster, but speaks so fondly of his time at Rovers when he was team-mates with Alick Jeffrey and Charlie Williams. We sent a member of the media team to Northern Ireland to speak to him as he was unable to get over today to be inducted into the club’s hall of fame. It is one of my favourite programme interviews of recent years. We’ll also play a short clip of the interview on the big screen before the game, which will also be on our YouTube channel in the coming days. Luke Thornhill Club Doncaster media manager

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SUPPORTERS A good afternoon and a warm welcome to the fans, players and management of Fleetwood Town for today’s EFL encounter, We got a creditable draw at Highbury back in November, our supporters were well looked after by the Fleetwood SLO Adam, who made us most welcome, and I hope we can repay them with the same hospitality today. We have had a long and tiring trip down to Portsmouth Saturday before last, backed by nearly 400 fans, with neither team having won in 2018, you could have predicted a draw, but it was a really enjoyable game with Copps continuing his remarkable record of scoring in every season since 2006 for us, and long may it continue.

and points along the A19, a good active branch, it makes it much easier to travel if you live that way on –call 07780316923 for more information.

Viking Supporters Co-Operative

We also run coaches for certain games from the Sprotborough area, and the travel club have pick ups in the Hatfield area. Please remember there is no alchohol is allowed on the coaches.

While many privately owned football clubs are well run, ours included, there are numerous examples over the years where this model of ownership has failed the supporters of that club, and has led to a number of clubs becoming either partly or fully owned by those supporters.

The Supporters Club weekend away will be for the last game of the season, away at Oldham on April 27-29. We are looking at stopping at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Southport from Friday til the Sunday, cost will be about £125 per person, bed, breakfast and evening meal.

He adds so much to the team and what a landmark last week with his 500th league game for the club, you don’t find loyalty from players like that nowadays. We salute you, James.

The Branch Dinner dance this season will be Friday May 11 at the Mount Pleasant Hotel.

If you live in the Retford, Harworth, Rossington area, why not use the Supporters Club home bus, which runs every home match at a very competitive price. If you live on Bawtry Road you can also use this service at £1 return.

Paul Mayfield

It runs direct to the Keepmoat Stadium and back and there no need to book, just turn up. Please let us know if would like picking up on Bawtry Road - call 07961727769 for more information. Our North branch also run coaches to most away games from Carcroft, Adwick,

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Rovers til I die

Football is the national game, and football supporters are the lifeblood of the game.

Recently the Minister Of Sport set up the Expert Working Group with the intention of looking at ways to improve engagement and dialogue between clubs and fans, and therefore to improve transparency and trust.

discuss a very broad range of topics. It is early days for this new Board, but so far the signs are very encouraging in that nothing has been held back and the trust between club and supporters is evident. As the meetings progress we hope to be able to announce the progress that has been made. Suffice to say that DRFC have not only met the new requirements but have exceeded them in both frequency and content, and that is something we can once again be proud of. IRWT Martin O’Hara

The detailed recommendations from the EWG led to the government instructing the Football League and the Premier League to enter into structured dialogue with those supporters, and especially with the supporters trust at that club. The EFL issued a new league rule informing clubs of the minimum requirement for meeting with supporters and the kind of topics that should be included. That new rule came into force for the 2016/17 season. As you may be aware the club hold two Meet The Owners events each year which meet the criteria set down by the EFL. On top of that the club have initiated a Supporters Board which meets on a monthly basis during the season to

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Travelling by train: The closest station is Prittlewell station, which is located just under a mile from the ground. DRI

Travelling by train: Rotherham Station is just over a half a mile away from the ground. MILL/C

Travelling by car: Take the A1, A14 and M11 before taking the exit at Junction 29 of the M25. Merge onto the A127 Southend Arterial Road, before taking the third exit at the first roundabout onto A127 Prince Avenue. At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto A127 Victoria Avenue and the ground will be on the right. As well as street parking, there is a car park at the ground, behind the Main Stand which costs £5, or there is the Southend High School For Boys which also offers car parking for £5 per car (the school entrance is on Prittlewell Road). ROSS

Travelling by car: From the M18 and then M1, take the exit at Junction 33, taking the third exit onto the A630. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto West Bawtry Road, before going straight over the next two roundabouts and joining the A630 Centenary Way. Turn right onto Main Street, then right again onto New York Way and the ground is straight ahead. There are a number of pay & display car parks located around the town centre. There is a multi storey car park located next to the Interchange Bus Station. BAWTRY

Ground: Roots Hall Capacity: 12,392 (all seated) Phone: 01702 304050 Postcode: SS2 6NQ

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Ground: AESSEAL New York Stadium Capacity: 12,021 (all seated) Phone: 0844 4140733 Postcode: S60 1AH

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Rovers travel to Essex to face Southend United at Roots Hall in Sky Bet League One on Saturday March 10.

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CLUB DONCASTER FOUNDATION The Fit Rovers team at Club Doncaster Foundation have been using their Saturday mornings to provide a cycle group for participants wanting to better their health.

Course six of Fit Rovers have reached their half way milestone last week and have some fantastic results to show for it. Combined, the group have lost an impressive 6st 7lb, while 54cm has been shed from their waist circumference. The weight loss has contributed to an overall weight loss of 69 stone 4 pound, over five and a half programmes of men. Participant Paul Reynoldson said: “It has completely surpassed my expectations, it’s a great group of lads and the content is fantastic. “I set myself some targets for the end of the course, and I have already hit them at just week four, I’m over the moon and every week I just can’t wait for next the session.” The guys now have four more weeks of tailored exercise sessions and

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workshops designed to improve their mental and physical wellness. At the end of their Fit Rovers journey, the group can choose to enter the follow on Fit Rovers Veteran classes, paying just £2 a session for full access to the Keepmoat Stadium and all the equipment. Paul added: “I’ll definitely be attending the Vets sessions after the eight weeks, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. “I can’t believe the eight weeks are free but then it is just £2 to continue! “That’s nothing, what is it – a burger? Swap a burger a week for the chance to change your lifestyle? It’s fantastic!” For more information about the next set of courses, contact course facilitator Scott Copeland on fitrovers@clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk or call 01302 764663.

absolutely loved them and we’ve seen a great attendance rate.

“The rides last around 90 minutes and are at a gentle pace, but are a fantastic Making use of the range of bikes and opportunity to get out, exercise and equipment in their bike library, participants socialise. They’re predominantly aimed can borrow bikes free at participants who of charge and join have completed the “The rides are great fun the routes around Fit Rovers course, and a good alternative to the borough. but we would actively encourage anyone who the gym because you’re Despite the gloomy feels they would benefit working hard without weather, the rides have from the rides to get in been popular with an touch or come along.” realising it. I can’t fault average of 10 riders my Fit Rovers experience signing up each week. DMBC funded, and open to anyone, the and this is just one of Participant Mick rides are delivered on the added extras to the Stewart said: “The a weekly basis and are programme, the team go rides are great fun a great way to build up and a good alternative to greater distances on above and beyond” to the gym because the bike in a relaxed you’re working hard environment. without realising it. The group will be attempting 26 miles “I can’t fault my Fit Rovers experience and on February 24 as they cycle to the this is just one of the added extras to the AESSEAL New York Stadium ahead of programme, the team go above and beyond Rovers’ clash with Rotherham United. to help us reach our goals.” This ride is open to anyone. For more Course facilitator Scott Copeland added: information about the event, you can contact “Because of the time of year, the rides have scott.copeland@clubdoncasterfoundation. been wet and muddy but the guys have co.uk / 01302 764663.

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CLUB DONCASTER Kieran Cross says the Dons are feeling confident ahead of tomorrow’s Betfred League One opener against Coventry Bears.

DONCASTER ROVERS BELLES think the boys have really bought into it and we’re a more professional outfit this year.”

The game at the Keepmoat Stadium is a repeat of last year’s opening fixture, and Cross wants to get off to a positive start.

Now in his third year with the Dons, Cross wants to establish himself further with his hometown club after finishing last season as joint top tryscorer alongside Jason Tali.

“There is a good mood in the camp, we’ve been working hard in training and everyone is itching to get out on the field now,” he said.

“The first couple of years here were a learning curve, now i’ve got to grips with the speed of this level of rugby I think this year is the next step for me,” he added.

“You can tell straight away with the experience we’ve brought in that some of the lads have been involved at a higher level and have been in the game a long time.

“There are only a few Doncaster lads in the team now so we’re close to the fans, we want them to know how much we care and that we’re giving it everything. I think this year could be great for us, I’d recommend all fans to come down and support us as they could make the difference.”

“Richard has changed some things and brought in the players he wanted, I

Doncaster Rovers Belles maintained their position at the top of FA WSL 2 with a battling victory away at third-placed Durham.

The impressive Wildcats took the lead after 14 minutes as captain Sarah Wilson Fortunately, the ball clattered back made the most of her side’s bright start to down off the underside of the crossbar the game by heading before being cleared home a corner. to safety. Durham worked hard to frustrate the Belles throughout the game, with Kirsty Hanson and Jess Sigsworth both thwarted in their attempts to find an immediate reply to Wilson’s opener.

Doncaster Rovers Belles maintained their position at the top of FA WSL 2 with a battling victory away at third-placed Durham

Another passage of play in the 26th minute ended with Durham once again getting the ball clear, with Sigsworth, Emily Simpkins and Rebecca Rayner all seeing good efforts blocked in the packed penalty box. But Donny finally pegged the hosts back on 29 minutes, Rayner squeezing the ball just inside the box for Simpkins to run onto, and she reached the ball just in time to beat onrushing keeper Helen Alderson to it and turn it into the nowunguarded net. Durham pushed to restore their lead and hit the bar twice - once either side of the

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break. Nicky Davies got her hand to the first, a fierce strike from Beth Hepple, but there was nothing she could do when Zoe Ness unleashed a similar drive within a minute of the restart.

The high wind whipping around played a big part throughout an already-difficult game, with the Belles forced to play into it in the first half - but that only meant we had the weather on our side after the break.

Sigsworth took full advantage of that as she put Doncaster ahead just after the hour mark, unleashing a dipping, curling strike towards goal that Alderson didn’t get anywhere near. The in-form forward tried again just two minutes later, this time on her right foot, but saw her effort fly wide. Durham rolled the dice as they pushed for a late equaliser, switching from 4-14-1 to 3-4-3 with a late substitution but the Belles held firm to see out a welldeserved and hard-fought victory.

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1st Sub

2nd Sub

3rd Sub

FIXTURES / RESULTS Date

Opp

K/O

Comp

Score Att

Away

Pos

AUGUST Sat 05 Tue 08 Sat 12 Sat 19 Tue 22 Sat 26 Tues 29

Gillingham Bradford City Blackburn Rovers Blackpool Hull City AFC Wimbledon Grimsby Town

3.00PM 7.45PM 3.00PM 3.00PM 7:45PM 3.00PM 7.45PM

EFL1 EFLC EFL1 EFL1 EFLC EFL1 CT

0-0 D 2-3 W 1-3 W 3-3 D 2-0 W 2-0 L 1-1 D

7,512 3,175 12,223 7,558 7,139 4,144 862

568 388

13 6 8 12 -

Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Marosi Lawlor Marosi

Mason Mason Mason Mason Alcock Mason Alcock

Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew Garratt

Wright Wright Wright Wright Wright Wright Wright

Butler Garratt Butler Butler Blair Butler Butler

Blair Garratt Blair Blair Ben Khemis Blair Ben Khemis

Whiteman Whiteman1 Whiteman Whiteman Whiteman Whiteman Middleton

Coppinger Kongolo1 Coppinger1 Coppinger Kongolo Coppinger Kongolo

Rowe Rowe Rowe Rowe Rowe1 Rowe Beestin

Mandeville May1 Mandeville Mandeville May1 May Mandeville

Marquis Marquis Marquis1 Marquis1 Marquis Marquis Williams1

Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Lawlor Marosi Ogley

Alcock Alcock Alcock Alcock Butler Alcock Mason

Garratt Fielding Garratt Garratt Garratt Garratt Prior

Kongolo Prior Ben Khemis Ben Khemis Mason Ben Khemis Townrow

Beestin Beestin Kongolo Kongolo Beestin Kongolo Fletcher

1,696 736

Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Marosi

Mason Garratt Mason Mason Mason Mason Mason Mason

Garratt Butler Garratt Butler Butler Butler1 Butler Butler

Wright Wright Wright Wright Wright Wright Wright Wright

Butler Toffolo Butler Blair Blair Blair Blair Toffolo

Blair Blair Ben Khemis Kongolo Houghton Houghton Houghton Houghton

Whiteman Whiteman Whiteman Whiteman Whiteman Whiteman Kongolo Whiteman

Coppinger Kongolo Coppinger Coppinger Coppinger Coppinger Coppinger Kongolo

Rowe Rowe Houghton Rowe Rowe Rowe Rowe1 Rowe

May Mandeville Williams Williams Kongolo May1 May May

Marquis Marquis Marquis1 Marquis May Marquis1 Marquis Marquis

Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Jones

Alcock Alcock Alcock Alcock Alcock Alcock Alcock Alcock

Toffolo Mason Toffolo Toffolo Toffolo Toffolo Toffolo Garratt

Ben Khemis Coppinger Blair Garratt Garratt Garratt Garratt Coppinger

Houghton Mandeville Houghton May Kongolo May Ben Khemis May Marquis Mandeville Kongolo Mandeville Whiteman Mandeville Ben Khemis Mandeville

Williams Williams Mandeville Mandeville Williams Williams Williams Williams

432 2,179 561 319

Longbottom Fletcher May1 May1 Mandeville Mandeville Scattergood

May Longbottom Williams Williams Williams Williams Longbottom

SEPTEMBER Sat 02 Peterborough United Sat 09 Northampton Town Tue 12 Rochdale Sun 17 Scunthorpe United Wed 20 Arsenal Sat 23 Plymouth Argyle Tue 26 Shrewsbury Town Sat 30 Bradford City OCTOBER Tue 03 Sunderland U21 Sat 07 Southend United Sat 14 Charlton Athletic Tue 17 Portsmouth Sat 21 Walsall Sat 28 Bury Tue 31 Scunthorpe United

3.00PM 3.00PM 7.45PM 3.00PM 7.45PM 3.00PM 7:45PM 3:00PM

EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFLC EFL1 EFL1 EFL1

0-0 D 1-0 L 2-1 L 0-1 L 0-1 L 3-0 W 1-2 L 2-0 L

8,877 5,843 2,371 9,227 44,064 8,510 7,194 20,430

1,898 4,836 241 295 899

8 16 16 19 17 18 19

7.30PM 3.00PM 3.00PM 7.45PM 3.00PM 3.00PM 7:30PM

CT EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 CT

1-0 W 4-1 W 0-1 L 2-1 W 0-3 L 1-0 W 1-1 D

1,520 7,369 10,917 7,211 7,391 3,079 1,717

93 478 753 620 329 454 236

17 18 17 19 17 -

Marosi Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Marosi

Mason Mason Mason Baudry Baudry Baudry Baudry

Alcock Butler Butler Butler Butler Butler Amos

Fielding Wright Wright Wright Wright Wright Alcock

Garratt Toffolo Toffolo Toffolo Toffolo Toffolo Garratt

Walker Houghton Houghton Houghton Houghton Alcock Mason

Toffolo Whiteman3 Whiteman Whiteman Whiteman Houghton James

Ben Khemis1 Coppinger Coppinger Blair Mason Kongolo Ben Khemis

Fletcher Rowe Rowe Rowe Rowe Coppinger Beestin

Williams May May Kongolo Mandeville Rowe Mandeville1

Mandeville Marquis1 Marquis Mandeville1 Marquis Marquis Williams

Jones Jones Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Jones

Townrow Alcock Alcock Alcock Alcock Mason Horton

James Blair Blair Mason Garratt Garratt Prior

Prior Garratt Garratt Garratt Kongolo Whiteman1 Fletcher

Morris Fletcher Kongolo Fletcher Beestin Beestin Morris

Ben Khemis Ben Khemis Ben Khemis Ben Khemis Ben Khemis Scattergood

Mandeville Mandeville Beestin Coppinger Williams

NOVEMBER Sat 4 Ebbsfleet United Sat 11 Rotherham United Sat 18 Fleetwood Town Tue 21 Wigan Athletic Sat 25 MK Dons Tue 28 Rochdale

3.00PM 12.30PM 3.00PM 7.45PM 3.00PM 7.30pm

FAC1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 CT

6-2 W 2,069 1-1 D 12,428 0-0 D 3,181 0-3 L 7,106 2-1 W 7,743 1-1 D(L4-5) 786

325 3,829 454 356 268 103

16 17 18 16 -

Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Marosi

Baudry Baudry Baudry Baudry Mason Baudry

Butler Butler Butler Butler Butler Alcock

Alcock Wright Wright Wright Wright Toffolo

Toffolo Toffolo Toffolo Toffolo Garratt Garratt

Blair Blair Blair Blair Whiteman Blair

Houghton1 Houghton Houghton Houghton Houghton Mason

Kongolo Kongolo Kongolo Kongolo Kongolo Ben Khemis

Rowe2 Rowe Rowe Rowe Rowe Whiteman

Coppinger2 Coppinger Coppinger Coppinger Coppinger Beestin

Marquis1 Marquis Marquis Marquis Marquis1 Mandeville1

Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Lawlor

Mason Alcock Mason Mason Baudry Butler

Garratt Garratt Garratt Garratt Toffolo Prior

Amos Whteman Whiteman Whiteman Blair1 James

Beestin Beestin Mandeville Beestin Beestin Morris

Ben Khemis Mandeville Ben Khemis Ben Khemis Ben Khemis Rowe

Williams Williams Williams Williams Mandeville Scattergood

DECEMBER Sun 03 Scunthorpe United Sat 09 Oxford United Sat 16 Oldham Athletic Sat 23 Bristol Rovers Tue 26 Northampton Town Fri 29 Rochdale

2.00PM 3.00PM 3.00PM 3.00PM 3.00PM 7.45pm

FAC2 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1

3-0 W 0-1 L 1-1 D 1-0 W 3-0 W 2-0 W

5,251 6,711 7,831 8,300 8,032 7,997

1,877 462 851 332 495 364

18 18 14 13 10

Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor

Mason Mason Mason Baudry Mason1 Mason

Butler Butler Butler1 Butler Butler1 Butler

Wright Wright Wright Wright Baudry Baudry

Garratt Toffolo Garratt Garratt Garratt Garratt

Blair Houghton Houghton Mason1 Whiteman Whiteman1

Whiteman Whiteman Whiteman Houghton Kongolo Houghton

Beestin Beestin Beestin Kongolo Coppinger1 Coppinger

Rowe2 Rowe Rowe Rowe Rowe Rowe

Coppinger Coppinger May Beestin May May1

Marquis Marquis Marquis Marquis Marquis Marquis

Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi

Alcock Baudry Baudry Alcock Alcock Alcock

Baudry Garratt Amos Whiteman Wright Wright

Toffolo Kongolo Kongolo Longbottom Blair Blair

Kongolo Mandeville Mandeville Mandeville Houghton Mandeville

Ben Khemis May Ben Khemis Ben Khemis Beestin Ben Khemis

Mandeville1 Longbottom Longbottom May Mandeville Longbottom

JANUARY Mon 01 Peterborough United Sat 06 Rochdale Sat 13 Plymouth Argyle Sat 20 Shrewsbury Town Tues 23 Scunthorpe United Sat 27 Bristol Rovers

3.00PM 3.00PM 3.00PM 3.00PM 7.45PM 3.00PM

EFL1 FAC3 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1

1-1 D 0-1 L 1-1 D 2-2 D 1-1 D 1-3 L

5,173 4,513 7,494 5,818 5,193 8,021

582 574 631 502 693

11 12 12 11 14

Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor

Mason Mason Mason Mason Mason Garratt

Butler Butler Butler Butler Baudry Alcock

Wright Baudry Baudry Wright Wright Wright

Blair Blair Blair Blair Blair Blair

Whiteman1 Houghton Houghton Houghton Houghton Kongolo

Houghton Kongolo Kongolo Whiteman Whiteman Whiteman

Mandeville Beestin Beestin1 Kongolo Beestin1 Beestin

Rowe Rowe Rowe Rowe Rowe Rowe

May May Coppinger Coppinger Coppinger Coppinger

Marquis Marquis Marquis Marquis Marquis Marquis1

Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi Marosi

Alcock Alcock Garratt Baudry1 Alcock Mason

Baudry Wright Wright Garratt Garratt Fielding

Garratt Garratt Whiteman Beestin Amos Amos

Kongolo Beestin Coppinger Ben Khemis Ben Khemis May Ben Khemis May Kongolo May Houghton May

Ben Khemis Mandeville Mandeville Mandeville Mandeville Mandeville

FEBRUARY Sat 03 Portsmouth Sat 10 Charlton Athletic Tue 13 Walsall Sat 17 Fleetwood Town Sat 24 Rotherham United

3.00PM 3.00PM 7.45PM 3.00PM 3.00PM

EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1

2-2 D 1-1 D 2-4 L

17,364 366 7,797 783 3,514 282

14 15 16

Lawlor Lawlor Lawlor

Garratt Anderson Mason Anderson McCullough Anderson

Boyle Boyle Boyle

Blair Blair1 Blair

Houghton Houghton Houghton

Whiteman Whiteman Whiteman

Beestin Beestin Kongolo

Rowe Rowe Beestin

Coppinger1 Coppinger Rowe

Marquis1 Marquis Marquis

Marosi Marosi Marosi

Alcock Alcock Alcock

Mason Garratt Garratt

McCullough Kongolo May McCullough Kongolo May Coppinger May Mason1

MARCH Sat 03 Sat 10 Mon 19 Sat 24 Fri 30

Bury Southend United Bradford City Blackburn Rovers Blackpool

3.00PM 3.00PM 7.45PM 3.00PM 3.00PM

EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1

APRIL Mon 02 Sat 07 Sat 14 Sat 21 Sat 28

AFC Wimbledon Gillingham MK Dons Oxford United Oldham Athletic

3.00PM 3.00PM 3.00PM 3.00PM 3.00PM

EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1 EFL1

MAY Sat 05

Wigan Athletic

5.30PM

EFL1

2 56

Kiwomya Kiwomya Kiwomya

3 57


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Appearances & Goals As of 14/2/2018 EFL

FA Cup

Carabao Cup

Career totals 2017/18

ALCOCK, Craig AMOS, Danny ANDERSON, Tom ANDREW, Danny BAUDRY, Mathieu BEESTIN, Alfie BEN KHEMIS, Issam BLAIR, Matty BOYLE, Andy BUTLER, Andy COPPINGER, James FIELDING, Reece FLETCHER, Jacob GARRATT, Tyler HORTON, Branden HOUGHTON, Jordan JAMES, Morgan JONES, Louis KIWOMYA, Alex KONGOLO, Rodney LAWLOR, Ian LONGBOTTOM, Will MANDEVILLE, Liam MAROSI, Marko MARQUIS, John MASON, Niall MAY, Alfie McCULLOUGH, Luke MIDDLETON, Harry MORRIS, James OGLEY, Declan PRIOR, Cody ROWE, Tommy SCATTERGOOD, Lewis TOFFOLO, Harry TOWNROW, Keegan WALKER, Tyler WHITEMAN, Ben WILLIAMS, Andy WRIGHT, Joe

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App

Sub

Goals

App

Sub

Goals

App

Sub

Goals

2 0 2 5 11 9 1 21 3 28 25 0 0 10 0 24 0 0 0 16 32 0 7 1 32 24 11 1 0 0 0 0 32 0 11 0 0 26 2 27

3 0 0 0 3 6 1 6 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 3 12 0 0 9 1 0 3 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 4 0

0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0

1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3

2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Rovers total

App Sub Gls App Sub Gls

8 1 2 7 15 14 6 27 3 34 28 1 1 16 0 27 1 0 0 22 37 0 11 6 37 31 15 1 1 0 0 0 38 0 14 0 1 31 5 32

5 1 0 0 3 8 2 6 0 1 5 0 2 5 0 2 1 0 3 13 0 1 12 1 1 6 10 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 6 5 0

0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 9 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 1 0

60 1 2 7 44 19 6 75 3 164 500 2 1 21 0 62 1 0 0 22 56 2 27 37 86 71 24 93 45 0 0 0 94 0 14 0 1 31 80 55

11 1 0 0 9 11 2 6 0 2 66 1 2 7 0 4 1 0 3 13 0 7 36 5 1 6 17 9 34 1 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 6 23 4

0 0 0 0 6 3 2 5 0 13 65 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 15 0 35 3 9 1 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 7 29 0

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THURSDAY 14TH JUNE

R E T S A C N O ,D M U I D A T S T KEEPMOA SUNDAY 17TH JUNE

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MANAGER Darren FERGUSON

MANAGER Uwe ROSLER

DONCASTER ROVERS 01 Ian LAWLOR (GK) 02 Craig ALCOCK 03 Danny ANDREW 04 Luke McCULLOUGH 05 Mathieu BAUDRY 06 Andy BUTLER 07 Rodney KONGOLO 08 Niall MASON 09 John MARQUIS 10 Tommy ROWE 11 Andy WILLIAMS 12 Ben WHITEMAN 13 Marko MAROSI (GK) 14 Liam MANDEVILLE 15 Joe WRIGHT 16 Jordan HOUGHTON 17 Matty BLAIR 18 Harry TOFFOLO 19 Alfie MAY 20 Tyler GARRATT 21 Will LONGBOTTOM 22 Alfie BEESTIN 23 Alex KIWOMYA 25 Mitchell LUND 26 James COPPINGER 27 Issam BEN KHEMIS 29 Reece FIELDING 30 Jacob FLETCHER 31 Tyler WALKER 32 Cody PRIOR 33 Louis JONES (GK) 37 Morgan JAMES 39 Danny AMOS

FLEETWOOD TOWN 01 Chris NEAL GK) 02 Kevin O’CONNOR 05 Ashley EASTHAM 06 Nathan POND 07 Jordy HIWULA 08 Kyle DEMPSEY 09 Wes BURNS 10 Conor McALENY 11 Bobby GRANT 12 Cian BOLGER 13 Joe MAGUIRE 15 Charlie OLIVER 16 Toumani DIAGOURAGA 17 Paddy MADDEN 18 George GLENDON 19 Gethin JONES 21 Alex CAIRNS (GK) 22 Ashley HUNTER 23 Markus SCHWABL 27 Harrison BIGGINS 28 Jack SOWERBY 31 Billy CRELLIN (GK)

Ian SMEDLEY Helen BYRNE FOURTH OFFICIAL Martin COY IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO ENTER THE PITCH OR PERIMETER TRACK. ANYONE DOING SO WILL FACE ARREST AND A BAN FROM WATCHING FOOTBALL ANTI DISCRIMINATION POLICY Doncaster Rovers Football Club is determined to treat with equal consideration all supporters, regardlessof Gender, Race or Ethnic origin, Religious Belief, Age, Sexual Orientation, Disability, or any other unjustifiable reason. The club, in association with its governing bodies (the FA and the Football League) and all footballing authorities, is determined to eradicate racism in football by ensuring that no barriers exist to anyone playing/enjoying the national game, whatever their ethnic background. To this end, Doncaster Rovers Football Club will not tolerate any form of racism amongst spectators. Anyone found to be culpable of displaying any form of racist behaviour will be removed from the stadium immediately. RESPECT THE LAW Supporters are reminded that the Keepmoat Stadium is a strictly NO SMOKING venue. It is an offence to purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol for anybody under the age of 18. Anybody caught doing so will face ejection from the stavdium and prosecution. Anybody who appears to be under the age of 21 will be asked for ID. We appreciate supporters’ co-operation.

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