Date: 21st March 2010 at 4:31pm
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Doncaster Rovers welcome Newcastle United to the Keepmoat on Tuesday night, for the first competitive game in Doncaster between the two sides since 1947.


Rovers are unbeaten in six games and still have hopes of a play off place.

They are currently in eight place and sit six points outside the play offs.

Last time out Rovers drew 1-1 at home against near neighbours Sheffield United after conceding a late equaliser.

So far this season at home they have won eight, drawn seven and lost four.

Recent home form: DWDLWL

The Magpies have filled the automatic promotion places since the off and looked destined to make an immediate return to the top flight.

They are currently ten points clear of third place and have a game in hand.

Last time out they came back from 2-0 down at Bristol City to claim a 2-2 draw.

So far this season away from home they have won seven, drawn seven and
lost four.

They have been struggling on their travels recently and have won just one of their last ten games in all competitions.

Recent away form: DDWDLd


The two clubs have only ever met three times at Doncaster with one draw and two wins for Newcastle.

When the two clubs met at St James Park earlier in the season Newcastle claimed all three points in the dying seconds of the game.

Doncaster took the lead through Dean Shiels in the first half.

Newcastle drew level through Andy Carroll with just over twenty minutes remaining.

In an eventful finish to the game, Doncaster missed a great chance to retake the lead when Martin Woods missed from the penalty spot.

The home side were then reduced to ten men when Zurab Khizanishvili was shown a straight red card.

Kevin Nolan broke Doncaster hearts deep into stoppage time when his placed shot found the back of the net.

Full history of results (League unless stated)

1935/36 Newcastle 2-1 Doncaster
1935/36 Doncaster 2-2 Newcastle
1936/37 Newcastle 7-0 Doncaster
1936/37 Doncaster 1-2 Newcastle
1947/48 Doncaster 0-3 Newcastle
1947/48 Newcastle 2-0 Doncaster
1973/74 Newcastle 6-0 Doncaster League Cup
2009/10 Newcastle 2-1 Doncaster

Match Betting (Odds supplied by

Doncaster Between 13/5 & 11/4
Draw 5/2
Newcastle 6/5

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