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Jones: A Game Of Two Halves

15 October 2012

Captain Rob Jones spoke to Rovers Player after scoring a late equaliser against Hartlepool United on Saturday.

Jones headed in on 88 minutes to ensure Rovers returned to Doncaster with a share of the spoils after Pools open the scoring from a dubious penalty.


Jones admitted all things considered a point away from home is a fair result.

‘I think it was probably a game of two halves really,’ he said

‘We controlled the first half, the second half we allowed them back into the game. We gave away what was a dubious penalty, after watching it again, but we kept going but a draw was probably a fair result.

‘If we had scored at any point in the first half we would have won the game.  It was a good reaction, after their goal, to come back home with a point - it’s not all doom and gloom!

‘We knew that Hartlepool had been struggling of late, I think in the first 20 minutes you could tell that they were a bit tentative. The goal gave them a boost but I thought we reacted well, as we do most times after conceding – in the end 1-1 was fair.’

Jones ended the game playing centre-forward as Rovers looked to take a different approach to finding an equalising goal, a situation he is familiar with however not something he wants to do too often.

‘I do it quite often so it’s not a new thing to me, but I’d rather I didn’t have to do it because it’d mean we were winning the game comfortably, but saying that I will do what I’m told to do.’

When asked about his goal celebration, Rob explained kicking the advertising boards was a mixture of frustration of the game and relief to have scored.

‘It was frustration of the game really,’ he said

‘We worked so hard during the week and then to find ourselves 1-0 down, against a team that have been struggling of late, was a bitter pill to take .’

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