May 25 2008. A day that will forever live long in the memory for all connected with Doncaster Rovers. A day that saw one of the greatest shocks in Football League play-off history. Almost 10 years ago, Doncaster Rovers defeated the famous Leeds United under the arch of the new Wembley Stadium, and sealed promotion to the second tier of English football for the first time in 50 years. Continue reading “ROVERS AT WEMBLEY: 10 YEARS ON”
The FA Cup returned this weekend, with the third round seeing the arrival of the so-called ‘big boys’ entering the world’s most famous competition. Teams from the Premier League and the Championship joined 44 League One and Two teams for this round of fixtures, with some big ties being pulled out the hat back in December. Continue reading “Has the FA Cup lost its magic?”
If you’d have said to a Lincoln City fan at the beginning of the season that they’d be top of the National League, in the Semi-Finals of the FA Trophy, and would have a place in the Quarter-Finals of the world’s biggest club competition, the FA Cup, chances are they’d have laughed in your face. However, this is now reality for the Imps, and they might just be starting to dream.
Back in January, Doncaster Rovers signed relatively unknown striker Alfie May from Isthmian League Division One South side Hythe Town. On just his third appearance off the bench for Rovers, he bagged the equalising goal against promotion rivals Luton Town. It was a goal that not only stole a point, but also maintained the unbeaten home record of Darren Ferguson’s men. Continue reading “May aims for the top after first goal”