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Bristol Rovers 2-3 Doncaster Rovers (01-04-2007)

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On Sunday April 1st 2007, Bristol Rovers played Doncaster Rovers in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Bristol Rovers vs Doncaster RoversEdit

JPT final lineup

Bristol Rovers' starting lineup

Before this game, Rovers goalkeeper Steve Phillips had kept a clean sheet in all six previous games in the competition. His hopes of keeping a clean sheet in all rounds of the competition were dashed after just 49 seconds when Jonathan Forte put Doncaster ahead. When ex-Bristol City and future Rovers striker Paul Heffernan put Donny 2-0 up after 5 minutes many thought Rovers were in for a big defeat. However, an inspired comeback in the second half saw Richard Walker and Sammy Igoe level the game for the Gas. Doncaster captain Graeme Lee dashed Rovers' hopes in extra time.

MatchEdit

Bristol Rovers2-3
(AET)
Doncaster Rovers
Walker (49 pen)
Igoe (62)
(0-2 HT)Forte (1)
Heffernan (5)
Lee (110)
at The Millenium Stadium
Lineups
1 Steve Phillips 1 Neil Sullivan
11 Chris Carruthers 5 Graeme Lee Ball
6 Steve Elliott 11 Adam Lockwood
5 Craig Hinton 18 Sean McDaid
32 Aaron Lescott 2 James O'Connor
7 Stuart Campbell 20 Paul Green
20 Craig Disley 23 Jason Price Sub-off
Ball Sub-off 4 Sammy Igoe 19 Brain Stock Yellow Sub-off
Sub-off 26 Lewis Haldane 26 James Coppinger Yellow
9 Rickie Lambert 17 Jonathan Forte Ball Sub-off
Ball Sub-off 10 Richard Walker 14 Paul Heffernan Ball
Substitutes
13 Mike Green 3 Gareth Roberts
15 Byron Anthony 8 Sean Thornton Sub-on
Sub-on 22 Chris Lines 15 Mark Wilson Sub-on
Sub-on 17 Andy Sandell 10 Bruce Dyer
Sub-on 19 Stuart Nicholson 7 Lewis Guy Sub-on

TimelineEdit

  • 1 mins: Goal to Doncaster Rovers scored by Jonathan Forte
  • 5 mins: Goal to Doncaster Rovers scored by Paul Heffernan
  • 49 mins: Penalty to Bristol Rovers, foul on Sammy Igoe. Goal to Bristol Rovers scored by Richard Walker
  • 60 mins: Doncaster substitution: Jason Price replaced by Sean Thornton
  • 62 mins: Goal to Bristol Rovers scored by Sammy Igoe
  • 77 mins: Yellow Card to James Coppinger (Doncaster)
  • 87 mins: Doncaster substitution: Jonathan Forte replaced by Lewis Guy

Extra Time

  • 91 mins: Yellow Card to Brain Stock (Doncaster)
  • 100 mins: Bristol Rovers double substitution: Sammy Igoe and Richard Walker replaced by Andy Sandell and Stuart Nicholson
  • 101 mins: Doncaster substitution: Brian Stock replaced by Mark Wilson
  • 105 mins: Bristol Rovers substitution: Lewis Haldance replaced by Chris Lines
  • 110 mins: Goal to Doncaster scored by Graeme Lee

TriviaEdit

  • This game was the last English Football League game to be played at the Millennium Stadium before the opening of the new Wembley Stadium.
  • This game was only the second time ever that the final of a Football League tournament has featured two teams called Rovers. The other being the Layland DAF Cup (a previous name of the Football League Trophy) final in 1990 between Bristol Rovers and Tranmere Rovers

PhotosEdit

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