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Preview - Doncaster Rovers

31 March 2013

TOWN travel to the Keepmoat Stadium tomorrow lunchtime to face Doncaster Rovers in a proverbial promotion ‘six-pointer’.

After Saturday’s draw with Oldham at The County Ground, Town will face another stern test in the form of table-topping Donny.

THE VIEW

Speaking after Saturday’s home draw with the Latics, manager Kevin MacDonald admitted that he had been hoping for three points to take into the match at Doncaster.

“We created a lot of chances,” he said. “It’s a bit disappointing because we have to finish the chances that come up. 

“We could have done with the win today to set us up for Monday. 

“It wasn’t just the strikers because chances fell across the park - we lacked that little bit of conviction.”

THE STORY SO FAR

After their 1-1 draw at The County Ground at the beginning of December, Rovers went on a post-Christmas unbeaten run that saw them go six matches without defeat.

Their promotion charge hit a snag in February, starting with a 2-0 defeat at Bury and a reverse to Walsall. In March, Donny won three of their six fixtures including a 2-1 win at fellow promotion rivals Bournemouth. 

They also tasted defeat twice: at MK Dons and, as recently as Saturday, a 1-0 defeat at Coventry City. 

LAST TIME OUT

Matt Ritchie opened the scoring when the two sides met earlier in the season only for a Danny Hollands own goal to ensure both teams left with a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw. 

Town’s most recent trip to Doncaster ended in defeat in April 2008 on what was their first and so far only visit to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Interestingly, Town have never won at Doncaster and have lost five of the nine meetings away from SN1. The last time a Swindon side took anything away from Doncaster was in February 2005 when a goal from Lee Holmes secured a draw.

To find the time before that, Town fans would have to go back to December 1986. Two goals down with an hour gone, strikes from Steve White and Charlie Henry pegged back the home side to earn to a point in a 2-2 draw.  

TICKETS

Adult - £20 
Senior Citizen (Over 60) - £15                                   
Young Adult 17-20 - £11 
Junior 12-16 - £8                                                                           
Junior Under 11 - £5 
Wheelchair users - £15  

Prices with the exception of juniors increase by £1 on Matchday

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