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What the Papers Say

3 November 2014

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A quick glance of regional news sources reflecting on Saturday's 2-1 win over Bradford.

Doncaster Free Press - "It was labelled as a ‘smash and grab’ victory, but that’s not always a bad thing. Doncaster have been criticised for not being able to ‘win ugly’ in this division, and although it wasn’t a classic performance by any standards against Bradford City on Saturday afternoon, it was an all-important three points."

Sheffield Star – Team of the week - "Sam Johnstone (Doncaster Rovers): On-loan from Manchester United for his second spell with Doncaster Rovers, the 21-year-old was in inspired form against Bradford City, helping Rovers on their way to a memorable 2-1 victory at Valley Parade.
Richie Wellens (Doncaster Rovers). The talisman caused the Bantams problems in the middle with his determined runs and attacking play. His second half was particularly impressive and was every bit as important at the match-winning goals from Doncaster. Wellens showed desire and commitment to the cause to stop Doncaster’s recent barren run of results.
Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers): The forward had a relatively quiet first half but showed his quality when he had one chance and put it away with precision and power. He’s a striker which defences struggle to contain and the one time City let him go, he punished them expertly."

Telegraph and Argus - "It could have been very different if they had not come up against a goalkeeper in elastic-limbed form. Paul Dickov could not have asked for a better 42nd birthday present than the second coming of his on-loan Man United stopper Sam Johnstone. It could have been very different if they had not come up against another belligerent referee determined to defy the clear opinion of the masses and not award a penalty for a blatant handball."

Yorkshire Post - "At Valley Parade on Saturday he smashed home the 69th-minute winner with a shot off the outside of his right boot from just inside the area which flew past Jordan Pickford.
It crowned a comeback from Rovers which would surely not have been possible without the heroics of goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, on his second debut for the club."

And how we reported it - "Curtis Main scored a brilliant second half goal to give Rovers all three-points against Bradford. The hosts led 1-0 at half time, thanks to a brilliant individual effort from Jon Stead. However, Reece Wabara equalised for Rovers before Main netted the winner, in a second half spell that changed the match."

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