Tuesday March 13, 2012 Day 29 Finished Keepmoat Stadium

Doncaster Rovers 1 - 1 Reading

  • Bennett 27’
  • Pearce 51’

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    Time:90'
    • Doncaster Rovers
    • Reading
    • FT: Doncaster 1-1 Reading
    • 90' Gorkss shoots wide! That may have been Reading's last chance, but from 15 yards it was always hopeful...
    • 90' Late corner to Reading after Le Fondre's header is tipped over by Ikeme... Time to convert that set piece?
    • 84' Reading miss yet another header from a free-kick! They'll be very disappointed if they don't win tonight; they've wasted far too many chances for a side with their ambitions
    • 81' Chimbonda's promising cross cleared by Gorkss, who's had a decent game tonight. This game could still easily go either way
    • 76' James Coppinger crosses for Barnes buut the winger heads wide of the left post. Another wasted chance
    • 70' Barnes shoots wide at Doncaster! The former Derby man has had a good game tonight and this time he shot from outside the penalty area, though his effort went wide of the left post. Potential from the home side, but Reading still look the more likely winners
    • 58' Play now becoming more stretched between Doncaster and Reading, with winger McAnuff thriving...
    • 53' Reading now with the momentum; they look likely to go on and win...
    • 51' Doncaster 1-1 Reading! Alex Pearce equalises with his third similar chance! Harte's corner is headed in by the defender at the back post; poor, poor defending by Doncaster - they've not adjusted to Reading's corners at all, despite several warnings
    • 47' Hunt wastes another good chance after yet another cross from the left wing from Harte! The striker opted to head the ball down for someone else instead of attempting to go for goal, though his teammates didn't read his intention and the ball was cleared
    • Can Reading turn this game around in the second half? If they seriously want to reach the Premier League, they need to be winning against sides in the bottom three. Not winning tonight would represent missing a great opportunity. Eight good goalscoring opportunities were created by the away side, however, so if they have a similar second half they should be confident of victory
    • HT: Doncaster 1-0 Reading
    • 45' Karacan booked for Reading! He's a lucky man, he made the challenge as the last man but the referee decided the challenge only deserved a yellow. Fortunate for the away side...
    • 39' Good save by Ikeme! Hunt, who already should have scored tonight, headed goalwards after an excellent cross from McAnuff. Good save by the 'keeper but, given how this game has gone, Readin will be very disappointed if they're trailing at half-time
    • 26' Doncaster 1-0 Reading! The home side have taken a surprise lead after Kyle Bennett tapped in an impressive cross from the right from skipper Diouf. Reading have been the better side so it's a surprise Doncaster have the lead but the cross wasn't dealt with well enough and Bennett did well to convert the chance.
    • 22' Roberts scuffs his shot wide! That was a very good chance for the experienced striker; poor technique shown there as he snatched impatiently at the job. Reading should really be in front by now
    • 15' Leigertwood heads over for Reading! Again from a corner - that's three times that same move has troubled Doncaster now; possible goal to come from Reading if they can keep that up
    • 7' Good header from Gorkss, probably should have given Reading the lead. Another great delivery from Ian Harte for that chance
    • 5' Chimbonda fires over for Doncaster! The experienced ex-Premier League right back has never been reluctant to attack and he showed that there. No real threat, however.
    • 3' Good header by Pearce from Harte's corner! Diouf manages to block the ball off the line but that could have been the evening's first goal.
    • 3' Good play by Shaun Cummings for Reading; a promising run forward wins Reading the first corner of the game
    • Victory tonight for Reading will be their ninth on the trot. Encouraging for them and manager Brian McDermott to have such momentum at this stage of the season...
    • No huge team selection surprises tonight (at least if you consider El-Hadji Diouf to be a suitable captain for Doncaster), except for Doncaster again choosing against picking a substitute goalkeeper.
    • READING: Federici, Cummings, Harte, Pearce, Gorkss, Karacan, Leigertwood, McAnuff, Robson-Kanu, Hunt, Roberts SUBS Andersen, Tabb, Cywka, Church, Le Fondre /// DONCASTER: Chimbonda, Spurr, Hird, Beye, Gillett, Bennett, Coppinger, Barnes, Diouf, Piquionne SUBS Robert, Lockwood, Oster, Ilunga, Hayter
  • Summary

    • 90' Gorkss shoots wide! That may have been Reading's last chance, but from 15 yards it was always hopeful...
    • 90' Late corner to Reading after Le Fondre's header is tipped over by Ikeme... Time to convert that set piece?
    • 84' Reading miss yet another header from a free-kick! They'll be very disappointed if they don't win tonight; they've wasted far too many chances for a side with their ambitions
    • 81' Chimbonda's promising cross cleared by Gorkss, who's had a decent game tonight. This game could still easily go either way
    • 76' James Coppinger crosses for Barnes buut the winger heads wide of the left post. Another wasted chance
    • 70' Barnes shoots wide at Doncaster! The former Derby man has had a good game tonight and this time he shot from outside the penalty area, though his effort went wide of the left post. Potential from the home side, but Reading still look the more likely winners
    • 58' Play now becoming more stretched between Doncaster and Reading, with winger McAnuff thriving...
    • 53' Reading now with the momentum; they look likely to go on and win...
    • 51' Doncaster 1-1 Reading! Alex Pearce equalises with his third similar chance! Harte's corner is headed in by the defender at the back post; poor, poor defending by Doncaster - they've not adjusted to Reading's corners at all, despite several warnings
    • 47' Hunt wastes another good chance after yet another cross from the left wing from Harte! The striker opted to head the ball down for someone else instead of attempting to go for goal, though his teammates didn't read his intention and the ball was cleared
    • Can Reading turn this game around in the second half? If they seriously want to reach the Premier League, they need to be winning against sides in the bottom three. Not winning tonight would represent missing a great opportunity. Eight good goalscoring opportunities were created by the away side, however, so if they have a similar second half they should be confident of victory
    • 39' Good save by Ikeme! Hunt, who already should have scored tonight, headed goalwards after an excellent cross from McAnuff. Good save by the 'keeper but, given how this game has gone, Readin will be very disappointed if they're trailing at half-time
    • 26' Doncaster 1-0 Reading! The home side have taken a surprise lead after Kyle Bennett tapped in an impressive cross from the right from skipper Diouf. Reading have been the better side so it's a surprise Doncaster have the lead but the cross wasn't dealt with well enough and Bennett did well to convert the chance.
    • 22' Roberts scuffs his shot wide! That was a very good chance for the experienced striker; poor technique shown there as he snatched impatiently at the job. Reading should really be in front by now
    • 15' Leigertwood heads over for Reading! Again from a corner - that's three times that same move has troubled Doncaster now; possible goal to come from Reading if they can keep that up
    • READING: Federici, Cummings, Harte, Pearce, Gorkss, Karacan, Leigertwood, McAnuff, Robson-Kanu, Hunt, Roberts SUBS Andersen, Tabb, Cywka, Church, Le Fondre /// DONCASTER: Chimbonda, Spurr, Hird, Beye, Gillett, Bennett, Coppinger, Barnes, Diouf, Piquionne SUBS Robert, Lockwood, Oster, Ilunga, Hayter

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