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Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Millwall

Federico Macheda

Championship strugglers Doncaster and Millwall played out a goalless draw in the final match of 2013.

The visitors were under the caretaker management of Neil Harris and Scott Fitzgerald after sacking Steve Lomas on Boxing Day.

Doncaster had the best chance of the game when substitute Federico Macheda, on loan from Manchester United, hit a post with five minutes left.

Mark Duffy saw an even later free-kick saved by Lions keeper David Forde.

The result sees both sides sit just outside the relegation zone, ending a four-game losing run for Rovers and three in a row for the Lions.

Millwall had the better of the early stages, with Scott McDonald hitting the side-netting, Martyn Woolford having a shot cleared off the line by David Cotterill, and Nick Bailey forcing a save from Ross Turnbull.

But Doncaster had chances to win the game late on, with Macheda latching onto a through-ball and curling an effort off the base of a post, before Forde had to keep out Duffy's 25-yard free-kick.

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov:

"It's great to keep a clean sheet but I thought we should have taken all three points.

"Apart from hitting the post we were through twice on goal and had players pulled back - which was missed by the officials.

"Two big decisions have gone against us and it's very disappointing because it wasn't as if the officials were in bad positions to see what happened."

Millwall caretaker boss Neil Harris:

"As far as taking the job on - that is for someone else.

"I thought the players were fantastic and it was really good to keep a clean sheet because we have been poor away from home recently.

"I think the performance will give the boys confidence because the desire, commitment and team spirit they showed was phenomenal."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Turnbull
  • 15Wakefield
  • 31Stevens
  • 4FurmanBooked at 15mins
  • 2Quinn
  • 12McCullough
  • 7Duffy
  • 17WoodsSubstituted forRobinsonat 67'minutes
  • 30PetersonSubstituted forMachedaat 67'minutes
  • 19Wellens
  • 11Cotterill

Substitutes

  • 10Macheda
  • 13Maxted
  • 21De Val Fernandez
  • 22Robinson
  • 23Bennett
  • 25Forrester
  • 27Yun

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 2DunneBooked at 90mins
  • 28Malone
  • 10Bailey
  • 12Lowry
  • 16Beevers
  • 18ChaplowSubstituted forMartinat 76'minutes
  • 26Abdou
  • 9Morison
  • 27McDonaldSubstituted forEasterat 81'minutes
  • 11Woolford

Substitutes

  • 4Wright
  • 8Easter
  • 13Martin
  • 21Smith
  • 25Hoyte
  • 34Onyedinma
  • 43Bywater
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
6,454

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home13
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Millwall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Millwall 0.

Attempt missed. Liam Wakefield (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Booking

Alan Dunne (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

Foul by Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers).

Shane Lowry (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by David Forde.

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall).

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Dean Furman.

Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by David Cotterill.

Attempt saved. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Cotterill.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jermaine Easter replaces Scott McDonald.

Foul by Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers).

Martyn Woolford (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Steve Morison.

Offside, Millwall. Scott McDonald tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Quinn tries a through ball, but Theo Robinson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Lee Martin replaces Richard Chaplow.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Federico Macheda tries a through ball, but Theo Robinson is caught offside.

Enda Stevens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Wakefield.

Attempt missed. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nicky Bailey.

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Martin Woods.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Federico Macheda replaces Alex Peterson.

Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Martyn Woolford.

Attempt missed. Martin Woods (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Malone (Millwall).

Liam Wakefield (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).

goal

As It Stood

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2Derby23135548291944
3Burnley23128333161744
4QPR23127424131143
5Nottm Forest23109433231039
6Ipswich239863526935
7Leeds2310583426835
8Brighton239862821735
9Reading239773028234
10Blackpool238872527-232
11Huddersfield238783126531
12Blackburn238782827131
13Watford237973529630
14Wigan228682423130
15Middlesbrough237883631529
16Bournemouth2385103040-1029
17Birmingham237792928128
18Bolton236892732-526
19Charlton2358102129-823
20Millwall2357112546-2122
21Doncaster2356121840-2221
22Sheff Wed2231092332-919
23Yeovil2345141836-1817
24Barnsley2337132041-2116
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