DONNY CAN BE PROUD IN DEFEAT
DONCASTER Rovers can be more than proud of this performance.
Almost 14,000 people crammed into the Keepmoat Stadium and the hosts rose to the occasion. For the vast majority of the game they defended bravely at the back and created enough chances to let Stoke know they had been in a battle. In truth, they should have at least secured a replay. Before this, Darren Ferguson’s side had lost only once in seven and are positioned nicely just outside the play-off spots in League One.
On this evidence, they have the discipline at the back and the potency in attack to mount a worthy promotion challenge.
As for Stoke, it was a case of job done. Other than Walters’ wonder goal, it wasn’t pretty. But they will fancy themselves for another long Cup run.