Fer­gu­son has eyes set on home com­forts

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

DON­CASTER ROVERS hit the 50-point mark and are vir­tu­ally safe from rel­e­ga­tion wor­ries.

Man­ager Dar­ren Fer­gu­son felt they should have won at a blus­tery MEMS Pri­est­field Sta­dium be­fore set­ting his sights on the run-in.

“I’m de­lighted to get a point to reach that 50-point mark with seven games left to play, with five of them at home and we have to make that count,” said the Rovers chief, whose side have lost just once in their last six games.

“Given the first half we had, we feel we should be com­ing away with three points and even with the chances we had in the sec­ond pe­riod we should have won the game. We haven’t re­ally been tested and we lim­ited them to one shot on tar­get.”

Mid­fielder Tommy Rowe threat­ened for Rovers, most no­tably when he dragged a low, right­footed ef­fort inches past the post shortly af­ter the break. He had ear­lier tested goal­keeper To­mas Holy with a pow­er­ful strike.

Al­fie Beestin shot over af­ter lead­ing a counter-at­tack from mid­field and Niall Ma­son later fired straight at Holy from 15 yards as both sides were forced to set­tle for a point.

Conor Wilkin­son missed Gilling­ham’s best chances but they still ended a run of three successive de­feats.

Striker Wilkin­son headed onto the roof of the net from Bradley Garm­ston’s cross and the 23-yearold also dis­pos­sessed Rovers goal­keeper Marko Marosi but was un­able to fire into the empty net from a dif­fi­cult an­gle af­ter 35 min­utes.

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