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Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Watford

Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Watford



b>WATFORD CAME away from the Keepmoat Stadium yesterday with a point meaning their winless run stretches to nine eague and cup games.

Further bad news came for the Hornet`s when skipper John Eustace was handed a second yellow for handball late in the game, meaning he will miss the Millwall game next Saturday. Manager Malky Mackay bemoaned the lack of consistency that saw the 31 year-old sent off:

"I've seen handball offences that aren't even punished by a booking and it's the consistency that you worry about." Said the Scot.

"So for somebody to be dismissed in that fashion when it didn't even prevent a goalscoring attempt was disappointing." Mackay said to Sky Sports News.

Mackay re-called Matty Whichelow to the midfield in place of Ross Jenkins in the Hornet`s only change.

Will Buckley and Lloyd Doyley were once again missing for the Goldenboys with niggling injuries.

Doncaster manager Sean O`Driscoll was severely hampered by an injury-crisis which left second-string stopper Gary Woods between the sticks with Neil Sullivan sidelined.

New boys Jason Euell and Franck Moussa both started once again whilst Billy Sharp returned.

The Championship`s top-scorer Danny Graham got the opener after just 22 minutes before an injury to Stephen McGinn, whose replacement Danny Drinkwater also left the field due to injury at half time. Doncaster levelled on half time through veteran forward Jason Euell, grabbing his first for the Yorkshire side since arriving on loan from Blackpool.

Graham`s opener owed much to the far-post work of strike partner Andy Weimann who headed a looping left wing cross back into the six yard box for Graham to nod home from close range, his 17th of the season.

Doncaster levelled just before half time when Jason Euell collected a ball over the top, in and too much space controlled to side-foot of both posts and in. The first time the hosts had scored in seven games.

With eleven minute remaining, John Eustace was subject of a poor piece of judgement from the referee who decided that the ball hitting the skipper`s hand when he jumped at close-quarters warranted a second yellow.

For Watford it`s Millwall up next, and the chance to record a league double over the South London side, who they trashed 6-1 at the Den back in September.

Rovers boss Sean O`Driscoll afforded a nod to the frailties of both sides at full time, suggesting that both would have liked to keep the ball on the deck more: 'The game highlighted what's good and bad about English football in one fell swoop.

'There was fantastic endeavour from both sides who never stopped running, but it was a game of poor quality.

'You have to give credit to the players for their effort but I think both teams would have liked to have passed the ball a bit better. O`Driscoll said.

Doncaster Rovers: Woods; Hird, Thomas, Friend, Mills; Oster, Stock (c), Moussa, Keegan; Euell; Sharp.

Subs not used: Bradshaw (gk); Souza, Webster, Gillett, Killgallon, Shiels and Wilson.

Watford: Loach; Thompson, Mariappa, Taylor, Hodson; Eustace (c); Cowie, Whichelow, McGinn (Drinkwater (Jenkins)); Weimann (Sordell) and Graham.

Subs not used: Gilmartin (gk); Deeney, Bryan and Bennett.



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Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Monday February 28 2011
Time: 12:43PM

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Thought Martin Taylor had a very good game, infact, he has been my player of the season by far
ANDY710
05/03/2011 20:53:00
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Meant for that to go in the V Milwall
ANDY710
05/03/2011 20:54:00
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