The Keepmoat Stadium

Next Game

Doncaster v Leyton Or

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet League 1

Highbury Stadium

Last Game

Fleetwood 3 - 1 Doncaster

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Powell: We took advantage

Chris Powell admitted Charlton made the most of their second chance after winning their rearranged clash with Doncaster 2-0, while Paul Dickov refused to dwell on the postponement.

Last Updated: 26/11/13 at 23:40 Post Comment

Chris Powell: Charlton boss watched his side triumph 2-0 against Doncaster

Chris Powell: Charlton boss watched his side triumph 2-0 against Doncaster

Rovers felt aggrieved when the original fixture was abandoned in August, with them leading 3-1, due to a torrential downpour.

And they were left feeling distinctly under the weather again after goals from Dale Stephens and Simon Church consigned them to defeat in the rematch.

Addicks boss Powell said: "It was a deserved win, a brave, committed performance under some pressure.

"We knew it was our game in hand and we all knew what happened in abandoned game - so we needed to make most of it.

"We didn't perform in the abandoned game but that was a watershed moment, if you pardon the pun.

"There have been a number of games since and both teams knew this one was their game in hand so everybody knew what the three points meant."

The Addicks had already missed a host of chances, with Church firing wide from six yards out inside two minutes and Yann Kermorgant rattling the post, before Stephens opened the scoring with a memorable strike.

Doncaster headed a Cameron Stewart cross out of their penalty area only for Stephens to volley it straight back into the top corner from 20 yards.

And Church made amends for his earlier miss when he ran onto Johnnie Jackson's through-ball and rolled it in off the post with an hour gone.

"We should have scored in the first minute but it needed an outstanding goal to break the deadlock," added Powell.

"It was a great finish by Dale and I'm really pleased for him, he's been playing well.

"But we needed that second goal and it was a composed finish. I'm glad Churchy got the goal as he could have had a hat-trick."

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov refused to dwell on the original postponement, but he was not happy with their performance.

Disappointing Rovers failed to test Charlton keeper Ben Alnwick, who was thrown in for his debut after Ben Hamer was injured in the warm-up.

"It's chalk and cheese," said Dickov. "We had six players missing from the abandoned game.

"But take nothing away from Charlton, they looked half a yard sharper than us.

"It grated at the time maybe but I can't let it now. I'm not going to make excuses, we should have done better than we did.

"In the majority of games this season we have competed well, but not tonight. We didn't match their desire and Charlton wanted it more than us."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

disagree. We sit here in our ivory towers looking down our noses at people we perceive tio be thick, but if Harry Redknapp and Tim Sherwood can do it, frankly, anyone can.........

HarryBoulton
Roy: Rooney can become manager

N

ever ceases to amaze me when ex players come out with comments like that. Clearly they have zero interest in the best interests of a club that provided them with a living to be making such idiotic and boorish comments as that. Shame on you Jimmy Case.

redman_inc1
Rodgers defends Balotelli

A

nd let me remind you, the first year City won the Premier League with Augero as their top goalscorer as well as scorer of the decisive goal on the last day of the season, he was pipped to the PFA Young Player Of The Year by.... Kyle Walker.

BlackSpider
Sergio Aguero: The Underrated Genius

Footer 365

Brendan Rodgers defends Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli

Brendan Rodgers has defended Mario Balotelli, saying: "He would have scored if Steven Caulker had not put it in."

Premier League: Late drama as Liverpool edge five-goal contest at QPR

Liverpool left Loftus Road with all three points following a remarkable finish to a meeting with QPR which ended 3-2.

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal has admitted he was 'stupid'

Louis van Gaal has admitted he was "stupid" to ask to be judged after three months at Manchester United.

Mail Box

Let's Face It, Liverpool Were Utter Dross

It's a reactive Monday morning Mailbox. Liverpool fans are getting pretty sodding worried, whilst we have the latest on the Southampton CRISIS. Plus, well done Michael Oliver...

Quick, What's Happening At Palace?

It looks like we might need to give a bit more coverage to Crystal Palace after one reader compiled the number of mentions for each club on F365. Plus, more complaining...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property