Doncaster double up to delight of Dickov
PAUL Dickov hailed the professionalism of his promotion-chasing Doncaster side as they moved to within a point of the League One play-off places with a comfortable victory against struggling Yeovil.
The Dons made it eight goals in a week against sides in the relegation dogfight, as goals from the excellent Nathan Tyson, Dean Furman and Kyle Bennett backed up Tuesday’s 5-0 thumping of Crawley with yet another impressive win.
“I’m absolutely delighted,” said Dickov.
“I said after the game on Tuesday that the main difference in our play now is that we’re creating chances and putting them away.
“We’re starting to be more clinical in the final third, and even though we face a Crewe side next who are in a lot of form, we’ve got to be confident after a very good week.
“I thought we were really professional and we didn’t let up on them at any point throughout that game.
“It’s great to score goals, but when you look like you’re not going to concede too, that’s another big bonus for us.”
It was a ruthless performance from the home side and they took the lead midway through the first half when Tyson prodded home afterYeovil keeper Artur Krysiak could only parry Harry Forrester’s shot into the feet of the impressive striker.
A superb counterattacking move from the home side saw Dean Furman presented with an opportunity to double the lead early in the second half, and he stroked past Krysiak to make it 2-0 and put the result out of sight.
Yeovil began to throw more men forward in a bid to get themselves back into the game, and when defender Kieffer Moore saw a shot cleared off the line from a corner, the Dons struck on the counter again to rub salt into the Glovers’ wounds.
An electric break from Tyson was supported well by Bennett, who rifled home to round off a great afternoon for the Dons.
The Glovers slipped back to the foot of the table with the defeat, but are still four points from safety – a point caretaker boss Terry Skiverton labelled as the sole positive from the game.
“Clearly the main positive is that we’re still four points away from getting out of the relegation zone; that’s the main positive,” he said.
“We started off well but I thought the first goal was a real gift for them.
“We had to ride our luck on several occasions in the match and coming up here without our captain and then losing players to injuries, we had to readjust on plenty of occasions.
“It’s been a tough week which started well at the beginning of it, but this is a tough blow to take, given how it’s ultimately finished.”
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