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17 October 2016

Gaffer talks about preserving unbeaten home run to ten games after 1-0 win.

Darren Ferguson admitted that his Doncaster Rovers side were lucky to prosper with a 1-0 win over Colchester United on Saturday.

Tommy Rowe’s strike on the stroke of half time proved to be decisive as the hosts extended their unbeaten home run to ten games.

“It’s a fantastic result, another three points and a clean sheet; a great result for us,” Ferguson said.

“I think those are the games that we need to win and find a way of winning the game. It was by far our worst performance of the season but we can address that and go through that more thoroughly when we watch all the different things back. 

“When the game is like that and Colchester probably feel quite hard done by – as we have many times this season when we’ve lost – you’ve got to win it as it’s a much better weekend then. Monday morning is much better!

“It was a flat performance and I suppose in a way, were we due one? I don’t know. Did I expect one? No I didn’t but you have to give the opposition credit, they played better than we did on the day.”

The game, which marked Ferguson’s first anniversary in charge at Keepmoat Stadium, hinged on goalkeeper Marko Marosi’s save just seconds before Rovers went down the other end to score.

He said: “We were fortunate to win; certainly live it seemed that we were fortunate. 

“He made two key saves for me; the one at 0-0 was massive because the likelihood, if that goes in, is that you go in 1-0 down so that was a big save. We’ve deserved a wee bit of luck this season as there’s been times when it’s gone against us.

“Finding a way of winning when you play poorly is a great recipe for success.

“It’s been an interesting year so long may I have more at the club.”

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