Match 28
14th January 1989
Doncaster R (h)

14th JANUARY 1989

In issues three and five, I had the happy task of reviewing three wins out of three for City and, once again, the most pleasurable reading of this month's E.D is to be found on this page. Not just because of my flowing English, but because the last three home games have seen ten goals and nine points in the bag for City.

Quite often I have heard the song 'Kiddies Corner' being aired at a football match, usually used to accuse opposing fans of being juvenile. However, in this game it could have been aimed at the Doncaster team, as eight of their thirteen players were teenagers! It was one of these spotty adolescents who was responsible for pushing Steve Neville In the area in the second minute, and grown-up Darran Rowbotham made no mistake from the spot.

The match at Doncaster had seen us take the lead with a penalty and then throw it away, but thankfully Rovers never looked like making a repeat performance. Taylor, Hiley and Harris all missed chances before 'Dazza' made it two with a downward header from a free-kick.

Two minutes into the second-half Richard Cooper set up Steve Neville and his angled shot couldn't have been better placed. City seemed to ease a little after this goal and it was Rovers who seemed more likely to threaten in the remainder of the match. Their best chance was when ex-Torquay striker Paul Dobson saw his effort cleared off the line by Scot Hiley, a veteran when compared with most of his opponents!

A word of praise for the travelling Rovers fans. They continued to give their side vocal encouragement even when they were 3-0 behind, and a fair number of them bought copies of The Exe Directory too. Well done lads!





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