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Moore: We did enough to win

10 November 2019

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Rovers had to come from behind to earn a replay against AFC Wimbledon in the first round of the Emirate FA Cup, but Darren Moore fell his side did enough to win the match.

Joe Piggot headed the Dons ahead just before half-time but Tom Anderson scored his first goal of the season on the hour mark to take the tie to a replay.

“I thought we probably created the better chances in the game but that final touch just alluded us,” said Moore.

“It’s a difficult place to come and the conditions were tough. We got the equaliser and come away still in the cup tie and in with a chance - I’m pleased but I thought we did enough to come away with a win.

“We know Wimbledon will make it difficult in the replay. The job’s not done by any means and they will present another stern test for us.”

Weather conditions throughout the game got steadily worse meaning both sides were forced to go more direct and more pressure was put on set pieces.

“We regrouped at half-time and we mentioned that set plays might be key,” added Moore.

“The good delivery by Danny Amos and the brave header by Tom gave us no more than we deserved to get back in the game.”

 “Everybody is delighted for Tom because he’s probably been one of our most consistent performers since the start of the season. He’s been rock solid and that goal capped off a solid afternoon.”

Moore also took a moment to praise the pitch which stood up to the inclement weather throughout the 90 minutes.

“We knew the conditions would be bad because we knew the rain that we’d been experiencing in Doncaster was making its way down south,” he said.

“Credit has to go to Wimbledon. Many a pitch would have struggled under those conditions, but that pitch was good.”


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