December 8, 2012
Robins held by Rovers
Matt Ritchie's early goal was not enough to earn Swindon victory as Paolo Di Canio's side were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Doncaster.
Ritchie gave Swindon the perfect start by opening the scoring with only eight minutes gone but an own-goal from Danny Hollands two minutes later handed Doncaster point.
The game got off to a frantic start and Ritchie swept the hosts into the lead with a sweetly struck right-footed shot after Andy Williams had picked out the winger at the back post.
Swindon's joy was shortlived and Doncaster drew level when Hollands stretched to intercept a cross and could only turn the ball past home goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.
Chris Martin came close to restoring Swindon's lead before half-time when he headed a Rafaele De Vita cross against the post.
Williams also saw his shot rebound off the crossbar in the final minute of the half.
Swindon continued on the front foot after the interval and Ritchie, Jon Bostock and Williams all went close but Doncaster held on for a point they scarcely deserved.
|Swindon Town||Doncaster Rovers|
|1 Wesley Foderingham||33 Gary Woods|
|22 Darren Ward||2 Paul Quinn|
|5 Joe Devera||5 Robert Jones|
|4 Aden Flint||14 Tommy Spurr|
|26 Danny Hollands||3 James Husband|
|33 John Bostock||20 James Harper|
|10 Matt Ritchie||11 David Cotterill|
|15 Louis Thompson||30 Paul Keegan|
|23 Raffaele De Vita||17 Iain Hume|
|16 Andrew Williams||9 Chris Brown|
|24 Chris Martin||23 Kyle Bennett|
|30 Leigh Bedwell||Jonathan Maxted 13|
|2 Troy Archibald-Henville||Andy Griffin 19|
|11 Gary Roberts||Jamie McCombe 16|
|8 Simon Ferry||Shelton Martis 4|
|9 James Collins||Sammy Clingan 21|
|28 Adam Rooney||Robbie Blake 10|
|40 Miles Storey||Jordan Ball 25|
|James Collins for Chris Martin (64)||Sammy Clingan for Kyle Bennett (53)|
|Simon Ferry for Danny Hollands (72)||Shelton Martis for James Harper (67)|
|Gary Roberts for Raffaele De Vita (74)||Andy Griffin for Chris Brown (85)|
|Chris Martin (63)||Iain Hume (60)|
|Paul Keegan (63)|
|· Rosters: Swindon Town | Doncaster Rovers|