Swindon 1, Doncaster 2
County Ground, Swindon
Saturday 3 November 2007
Swindon Town followed up their poor performance against Port Vale with much of the same as Town drop to a 2-1 loss against Doncaster Rovers at the County Ground.
Town started off well in the first half and looked as if they put the shambles of a week ago behind them however after the first 10 or so minutes Doncaster had most of the play and were attacking towards the Town End.
Doncaster's Brian Stock finally gave Rovers the lead on the 32nd minute after goalkeeper Peter Brezovan failed to save a fairly easy shot to give Doncaster a 1-0 advantage going into half time. Town would leave the pitch to a corus of boo's at half time.
Town would come back out and playing towards the Town End should have given them an advantage after the break.
Simon Cox would score his 6th goal for Town after Rovers goalkeeper Neil Sullivan fumbled the ball in the goal mouth to make the score 1-1.
Strangely after the goal Town sat back and relaxed as did the fans in the Town End who decided to turn their attentions to Town's match in 2 weeks time against Leeds. For some bizzare reason the fans decided to sing about Dennis Wise instead of backing the team.
In the second half Sofiene Zaaboub who had been poor all game did much of the same and was finally replaced by Christian Roberts. Something tells us that Zaaboub will not be starting for some time after this performance.
On the 73rd minute Doncaster would be rewarded for their dominance as Lewis Guy scored his 6th goal of the campaign to give Doncaster a 2-1 edge over Town.
Swindon manager Paul Sturrock would mix the pack up shortly thereafter and bring Barry Corr and later Blair Sturrock into the game to boost Town's attacking options.
The final score, Swindon Town 1, Doncaster Rovers 2. A deserved win for Doncaster for a Swindon team that seems to have other things on their minds right now.
Town better do something and do something quick if they are to have a chance against Leyton Orient on Tuesday night. The loss drops Town to 11th in the League One table.
Peter Brezovan - 6
Hasney Aljofree - 6
Jerel Ifil - 8
Miguel Comminges - 6
Andy Nicholas - 6
Sofiene Zaaboub - 4
Craig Easton - 7
J.P McGovern - 6
Billy Paynter - 6
Lee Peacock - 6
Simon Cox - 6
Blair Sturrock - 6
Barry Corr - 6
Christian Roberts - 6