Match 43
29th Match 1969
ECFC v Doncaster Rovers

Saturday, 29th March, 1969
Football League
Doncaster Rovers (home), draw 0-0.

One of the biggest crowds of the season for a League game, 6,641, saw the City give a creditable performance against the Fourth Division's leading team.

If we had been able to get the ball into the net when we were at our best early on we might have produced a sur prise result, but Doncaster proved why they are booked for promotion - they were cool in defence and could break quickly in attack.
Dermot Curtis went close to scoring twice in that early spell, and Keith Whatling also had a header cleared off the line.
A lot of credit is due to our defence for holding the Rovers when they produced their most fluent attacking foot ball during the second half.

Team: Shearing; Smyth, Blain; Curtis, Newman, Balson; Pleat, Binney, Wingate, Mitten, Whatling.


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