Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Match Reaction: Swansea vs Doncaster

Match Reaction: Swansea vs Doncaster

Roberto Martinez said yesterday's defeat was simply a 'setback' after his side lost 2-1 at home to Doncaster.

The Swans' boss also blamed Ferrie Bodde's sending for costing his side 3 points.

He told the Evening Post:

'We normally have a high standard and even in this game we were in control until the sending off,'

'But we needed the second goal and perhaps didn't quite reach the levels we would like to maintain. We have to make sure we win the game first but here we created our own problems by going down to 10 men.

'The referee had a poor afternoon but Ferrie needs to learn the lesson as it cost us dearly. It would be easy to blame the referee but he must understand that certain actions are not allowed in this country.

'The defeat is a setback but we can come back from it stronger and in the long run I don't think it will affect us.'


Despite the poor performance in the first half, we took the lead just a few minutes before the break, and up until the sending off, our lead looked pretty safe.

With Bodde's dismissal though, we fell apart, Doncaster gained more confidence and pressed for an equaliser. They did and the winner followed.

Rovers' boss Sean O'Driscoll was pleased to get his first win of the season.

He said:

'It is nice to finally get up and running,'

'It has been a while but we kept our heads and deserved the victory.

'It was always going to be a difficult game but we worked extremely hard and got our just rewards thanks to two stunning strikes.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday September 2 2007
Time: 12:44PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

PL2 Player Of The Month For November (2/12/16)

The Premier League have now announced the four youngster who are in the running for the November 2016 Premier League 2 Player of the Month.

Welcome Back To Swansea City Brian Flynn

Former Swansea City manager Brian Flynn returns to the club as a scout

Match Day Officials v Tottenham (3/12/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday.

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw Next Monday

The third round draw for the 2016/17 FA Cup will take place on Monday evening.

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Suggested By:
Fabianski5%
Naughton0%
Fernandez0%
Amat3%
Taylor0%
Fulton0%
Cork0%
Fer3%
Barrow3%
Routledge1%
Sigurdsson70%
Llorente15%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 13 10 1 2 31 19
2 Liverpool 13 9 3 1 30 18
3 Man City 13 9 3 1 30 17
4 Arsenal 13 8 4 1 28 15
5 Spurs 13 6 6 1 24 9
6 Man Utd 13 5 5 3 20 3
7 Everton 13 5 4 4 19 1
8 Watford 13 5 3 5 18 -4
9 WBA 13 4 5 4 17 1
10 Southampton 13 4 5 4 17 1
11 Stoke 13 4 4 5 16 -5
12 AFC Bournemouth 13 4 3 6 15 -4
13 Burnley 13 4 2 7 14 -9
14 Leicester City 13 3 4 6 13 -6
15 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
16 West Ham 13 3 3 7 12 -10
17 Crystal Palace 13 3 2 8 11 -5
18 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
19 Swansea 13 2 3 8 9 -10
20 Sunderland 13 2 2 9 8 -11
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football