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Rovers Looking For Home Comforts

19 December 2012

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As Karl Robinson brings his MK Dons squad to Keepmoat Stadium this weekend they will be looking for their first ever win against Rovers.

The side from Stadium:MK haven’t managed to get the better of Rovers in any of the previous meetings at home or on the road.

It will be the fifth time the clubs will have faced each other and the third time in Doncaster and hopefully this coming Saturday, it will be as memorable as the first time that The Dons visited South Yorkshire, over the Christmas period eight years ago.


position in League One following a convincing win for Rovers who bounced back in some style after defeat against Sheffield Wednesday a week earlier at Belle Vue.rdBoxing Day 2004 was the date when the two teams first met: it was also the inaugural season for the newest team in the Football League. However, come 4.50pm that day the visitors would have rather stayed at home as they ended the day in 23


Dave Penney’s side went in front within ten minutes of the start, as Gareth Edds put the ball past his own ‘keeper, Matt Baker and it could have been much worse for the away side shortly after when Paul Green thought he’d doubled Rovers’ lead only to see it disallowed for offside.


In the second period the home side stepped up the pace and got the second goal through on loan Leeds forward, Simon Johnson, who swept home following good work from John Doolan - that goal galvanized Rovers and the Dons were left crestfallen.


 Just two minutes later Johnson was to net his second of the game by rounding off a fine move, running onto Michael McIndoe’s through ball to slot past Baker.  It was almost a memorable day for Johnson, within ten minutes of his first goal he thought he’d got his hat-trick but for the assistant flag with the ball already in the back of the net. 



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