A fifth minute goal from Andy Williams, gave Doncaster the lead, then 5 minuets to half-time a poked in goal from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair doubled their lead. In the second half, it was goalless half, which saw both teams miss some game-changing shots.
Darren Ferguson went with an un-changed starting 11 following their 2-0 victory last Saturday in the FA Cup first round. Cameron Stewart returned from injury to join the substitutes, and new signing Craig Alcock, also started on the bench, only to come on during the second half.
Doncaster XI: Stuckmann, Lund, Butler, Taylor-Sinclair, Mattioni, Evina, Grant, Middleton, Coppinger (c), Tyson and Williams.
Doncaster Bench: Marosi, Wellens, Forrester, N’Guessan, Anderson, Stewart and Alcock.
Blackpool XI: Lyness, Ferguson, Robertson, Aldred, Dunne, Rivers, Potts, Norris, McAlister, Cullen and Redshaw.
Blackpool Bench: Boney, Herron, Thomas, Paterson, Osayi-Samuel, Cubero Loria and Aimson.
Well the game got off to a flying start with a huge hit from Andy Williams – who is back to his scoring ways – gave Doncaster the lead. I now think that Williams has found his scoring boots, and I think that he is only going to get better. He has now scored in past three games, scoring 4, and I think by the end of the season he will most deffinetley be up there with the top league goal scorers. All we need to do now is focus on keeping him, Tyson, and Anderson fit, and then we’ll be sorted in the attacking position for the remainder of the season.
In midfield, Coppinger and Mattioni continued to link up well, just like they did last Saturday against Stalybridge Celtic. They continued to make some fantastic runs towards the box, creating chances for Tyson and Williams. One problems I think Paul Dickov didn’t sort out in his reign was the service to the strikers, and since Ferguson has come in he has brought in the likes of Conor Grant, and Felipe Mattioni, who have connected well with the rest of the midfield, and have managed to definitely provided service to the strikers, as it has been reflected in the results as of late.
During the first half Blackpool’s new goal keeper Dean Lyness kept the score a reasonable one at 0-2 to Rovers, because it could have more embarrassing for the seasiders, with some chances from Tyson and Williams. However the performance during the second half slipped, because Rovers kept on giving away the ball, and struggled to put more than 4 passes together – arguably because of the weather – but that can not be used as an excuse.
Also, in other news Paul McKay – who I think is going to be a class first-team player in the future – went out on loan to Gainsborough mid-week, and has today scored. I hope that Ferguson keeps on giving him this type of much needed experience, because in a few years I think he is going to be an outstanding defender, and hopefully his brother – Jack – will be the same up front.
It’s now 3 wins out of 3 for Darren Ferguson, as it comes up to a month since his appointment. Next up, Rochdale!
My Man of the Match: Andy Williams
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