Hef­fer­nan scores cru­cial goal to earn Rovers points

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PAUL HEF­FER­NAN scored the only goal of the game in his side’s 1-0 win over Sh­effield Wed­nes­day to move Don­caster Rovers closer to safety in 16th po­si­tion in the Coca Cola Cham­pi­onship, to record their first ever league win over ri­vals Wed­nes­day and be­come the club’s joint top scorer with five goals for the sea­son, all in a days work for the New­town man.

Hef­fer­nan was on hand to nod home a James Cop­pinger cross at the near post 31 min­utes into Satur­day’s game, and his side man­aged to de­fend the lead to go seven points clear of the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

Speak­ing shortly af­ter the game, Hef­fer­nan was un­der­stand­ably de­lighted.

‘It was nice to get the goal,’ beamed Hef­fer­nan.

‘I had a chance just be­fore that, which went over. So, it was nice to get that one in and pick up the three points. I’m de­lighted.

‘He’s (James Cop­pinger) done bril­liantly over in the cor­ner and he’s put a fan­tas­tic ball in and once it went over the de­fender’s head, I couldn’t miss re­ally. I just needed to get a good con­tact onto it and thank­fully I did that.’

As re­gards his club’s chances of stay­ing up this sea­son, he de­cided to keep his cards close to his chest.

‘There’s a long way to go yet and we’ll stick with the old cliché and take each game as it comes. We’ll keep do­ing the work on the train­ing ground and hope­fully, we will do enough to stay up.’

Fol­low­ing his goal scor­ing ex­ploits at the week­end, Paul Hef­fer­nan was in­cluded in the Coca-Cola Cham­pi­onship Team of the Week, along with two of his team-mates.

Paul Hef­fer­nan

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