Monday, 2 April 2007

Gloss Finish For Donny

Doncaster Rovers picked up their first major trophy at the weekend. It was quite a match, even the Guardian agrees:
This was the 46th and last football cup final to be staged at the Millennium Stadium and there were some beforehand who suggested the fact that it featured two mid-table lower division teams must render it a damp squib. But it turned out to be one of the most memorable occasions of them all, a five-goal thriller which ended with Doncaster Rovers, who nine years ago were at the bottom of the Conference and all but of business, scoring in extra-time to win the first major trophy in their history.

I'm still not exactly sure what the Johnstone's Paint Trophy is, but congratulations to Donny!

2 comments:

Mickielove said...

Hi Paul,
it was indeed a thrilling game and the whole of Donny was buzzing about the game. Me nerves nearly didn't last out but the 7 hour trip back helped me calm down a little. Right behind the goal with fab view of the winner -what a sweet header - if I could have thrown little Joe in the air I would have done. I'm not sure about the what the trophy is about - but it's a bloody big thing. I felt it had everything in it that was good about footy: the early lead against all expectations, the comeback and fear of having it snatched away from you, the extra time with impending doom of penalties a likelihood and then YES the winner from a set piece and 9 nailbiting minutes to go, and the Bristol fans streaming out as they realised they weren't going to get it. Phew, footy is a hard taskmistress. I even got me 5 seconds of fame on Calendar News (local tv for those not in the know) as I'd been "interviewed" before the game. I wonder if I could get the clip from u-tube or whatever it is. Think I may get me voice back by end of the week. DVD a possibility for me birthday present.
Mick

Paul said...

It was a good weekend for football, for me anyway.

Leeds also had a cracker of a game against Preston, it was nearly as nailbiting and ended in a rare Leeds win. Pity about the rest of the season, like, but there you go.

Mum had sent me a sheet with all Donny's players autographs on so I've framed it and it's now got a place near the TV, and it's own special red back light, in the Irish Pub.