It would be fair to say that Oldham Athletic have struggled in South Yorkshire and Rovers will be looking to continue that trend on Tuesday night.
The Latics have only managed to beat Rovers just once in all meetings between the two clubs in Doncaster, and that one victory came in our first year at the Keepmoat in 2007/08.
However, what was strange about that year was that we faced the side from Boundary Park five times in the same season, with three of them at home and the last appearance between the two sides was in that season.
Rovers faced the Latics in League action was back in March 2008 in a game where the points were shared. Paul Heffernan had given Rovers a first half lead before Oldham substitute, Jason Jarrett, scored an equaliser for the visitors early in the second half.
That solitary defeat came after Rovers had brought Oldham back to the Keepmoat after forcing a replay in the FA Cup first round when initially all seemed lost. Rovers were two goals behind after just 49 minutes at Boundary Park before James Hayter netted a brace to bring about the return fixture.
Initially it looked like Rovers would progress to round two when Mark McCammon had given the home side the lead but the visitors equalized just before the break through Neil Kilkenny and when Gary McDonald netted four minutes into the second period it was enough to put them into the hat for round two.
Arguably the game of the season against the Latics though was a three-goal victory in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, thanks to a trio of scorers in the second half of the game. Rovers, who were reigning holders of the trophy, dominated and progressed to the next round thanks to goals from Jason Price, Paul Green and Martin Woods.
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