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Rovers to turn Sky Blues, grey?

13 December 2012

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This weekend when welcome Coventry City to the Keepmoat they will yet another club who have never beaten Rovers in South Yorkshire

Since our first meeting against the Sky Blues at home back in the 1925/26 season, the best that the visitors have been able to muster is a score draw.

The first season that the sides met was the highest scoring pair of results between the two clubs where the total goals scored was 13. If it were a two legged cup tie, Rovers would have gone through 8-5 on aggregate City were the victors on their own patch in the first match, defeating Rovers 4-0 but in the return fixture in Doncaster we made them pay, by scoring eight times and the Sky Blues could only net a consolation goal. 

Over the past few years it’s been hard to separate the two sides, and last time the teams met a current Rovers player was on the score sheet for the visitors in a tense score draw.

It was a game that Rovers arguably dominated with Hayter, Kyle Bennett and Giles Barnes all going close in the early stages of the game but the home side were hit with a sucker punch when Sammy Clingan scored the opening goal of the game at the Keepmoat for City in the first half. But in the second half Rovers got their just desserts as James Hayter scored with 60 minutes of the game gone to give Rovers a share of the spoils. 

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