Wednesday, 29 August 2007

1992 (Doncaster Rovers CC2)

Plymouth Argyle 2 (Ebanks-Blake 15, Summerfield 90+1) - 0 Doncaster Rovers

Was the last time that Argyle progressed through to the 3rd round of the Carling League Cup. Holloway's rollocking following the Barnsley fiasco must have been fresh in the players' minds and coupled with a woeful Doncaster performance led to a better performance by the Greens, however Holloway was still less than satisfied.

Defying the now-common early conceded goal, it was Argyle's turn to score early with Ebanks-Blake's third goal of the season; but Argyle had to wait until the 91st minute to properly cement their lead. A plethora of near misses and an offside goal should have meant a higher scoreline but sadly Argyle couldn't finish.

Doncaster showed little spark until their triple substitution at half time, when upped their attacking play and came close several times to forcing extra time. This wasn't aided by Holloway's substitutions which worked in reverse from Saturday. Ebanks-Blake hit the ball home from 15 yards, closely followed by Chadwick who redirected Ebanks-Blake's mishit but unfortunately was judged offside and the
second came from a free kick by Summerfield that no one got to, ending up luckily in the top corner of the Doncaster net.

Holloway used the change to give new player Nadjim Abdou his first start in a green shirt, and was impressive compared to his substitution run on Saturday, like wise Bojan Djordjic received a warm welcome as he came on in the second half.

The 3rd round games will be played week commencing 24 September.

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