Doncaster defeated Scarborough 2-1 last night in the Nationwide MacMillan Trophy, making seven games without defeat since they lost to the same opponents in December at Belle Vue. New signing Gary Williams will hopefully be the missing piece in Ian Snodin's jigsaw puzzle, a goalscorer. Williams netted the winner last night, on his full debut, adding to his 24 goals scored at Accrington Stanley so far this season.
Snodin said of the victory: "We are becoming a very hard side to beat. I thought that we were the best side by far and the (2-1) scoreline doesn't do us justice."
After the Scarborough game, he set the players a target of going unbeaten until the end of the season to achieve promotion, and while fans and players alike probably believe this is impossible, so far, the players have done the fans and management proud.
Boss Snodin singled out midfielders Dave Penney and Martin Foster for special praise, as well as veteran winger Tommy Wright who hit the Rovers equaliser on a rare appearance. Wright, 34 last month, has been helping out Youth team manager Micky Walker of late, but the side was boosted by his inteligent and pinpoint crossing, even if he has lost some of the pace he had during his Middlesboro and Bradford days.
The manager added: "Tommy got in some quality crosses and if he had the pace of some of the younger players at the club he could still be playing in the Premiership."
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