English FA Cup

November 3, 2012


Doncaster Rovers

3 - 1

Bradford P A

English FA Cup

15:00 +00:00, November 3, 2012

Keepmoat Stadium, England

Referee: Jeremy Simpson

Rovers made to work by minnows

A superb second half strike from Bradford Park Avenue's Richard Marshall ensured Doncaster had to battle all the way for a 3-1 FA Cup victory against the Conference North part timers.

Rovers looked comfortable when they went in 2-0 up at the interval after goals from Martin Woods and Iain Hume.

Woods fired home in the 27th minute after latching on to a cross from Paul Keegan and Hume slid in for the second nine minutes later following good work by Billy Paynter.

But it failed to knock the fight out of Bradford and Marshall scored the goal of the game to put them back in the tie in the 56th minute.

Substitute Danny Holland tapped a short pass to the 27-year-old midfielder who curled a wonderful left foot shot into the top corner from just outside the box.

It spurred on the visitors and Doncaster had to defend for a spell until they put the issue beyond doubt when substitute Chris Brown headed home in fine style from Keegan's 76th minute corner.

Scoring Summary

Doncaster Rovers Bradford P A
Martin Woods (27')Richard Marshall (56')
Iain Hume (36') 
Chris Brown (76') 


Doncaster Rovers Bradford P A
33 Gary WoodsTim Deasy
19 Andy GriffinJames Knowles
Robert Jones6 Nathan Hotte
14 Tommy Spurr3 Martin Drury
James HusbandMichael Duckworth
21 Sammy Clingan8 Rob O'Brien
Martin Woods4 Richard Marshall
30 Paul Keegan10 Jordan Deacey
Dave Syers9 Matty James
Billy Paynter7 Alex Davidson
17 Iain Hume11 Paul Walker
Neil SullivanBen Higginson 13
Paul QuinnCraig Radcliffe 16
20 James HarperRoss Daly 17
12 Michael WoodsMark Hume 18
10 Robbie BlakeDanny Holland 14
Chris BrownJamie Jackson 15
 Tom Greaves 12
Robbie Blake for Dave Syers (42)
Danny Holland for Rob O'Brien (54)
Chris Brown for Billy Paynter (57)
Tom Greaves for Matty James (70)
Michael Woods for Iain Hume (89)
Ben Higginson for Tim Deasy (82)
Yellow Cards
Andy Griffin (45)
Martin Drury (40)
 Nathan Hotte (45)
 Mark Hume (46)
· Squads: Doncaster Rovers | Bradford P A