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Doncaster Rovers (1) 3 - 3 (0) Ipswich Town

Coca-Cola Championship 2009-10

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Referee: N Miller

Manager: Sean ODriscoll

Keepmoat Stadium 15:00

Attendance: 10,711

Manager: Roy Keane

Match Number: 3318


 Walde Fairhurst (13)
 Martin Woods (74)
 Quinton Fortune (84)
 Jack Colback (66)
 Tamas Priskin (77)
 Lee Martin (79)


Walde FairhurstDean Shiels (75)
Sam HirdQuinton Fortune (76)
John SpicerPaul Heffernan (82)





Neil Sullivan

Gareth Roberts

James Chambers

Adam Lockwood

Jason Shackell

Sam Hird

John Spicer

John Oster

Martin Woods

Billy Sharp

Walde Fairhurst



Ben Smith

James OConnor

Mark Wilson

Quinton Fortune

Byron Webster

Paul Heffernan

Dean Shiels

Match Report

Still no luck for Keane as winless streak continues

Roy Keane was denied his first win as Ipswich manager by a gem of a goal from former Manchester United team-mate Quinton Fortune.

Keane's men had twice come from behind to lead 3-2 in the 79th minute, but Fortune floated in a 25-yard effort six minutes from time to earn Doncaster a point.

Ipswich edged the first half but it was Doncaster who took the lead with an opportunist goal from 20-year-old striker Waide Fairhurst, who flicked the ball home following a mistake by keeper Richard Wright in the 13th minute.

Ipswich levelled the scores through on-loan teenager Jack Colback in the 66th minute, but were behind again after a Martin Woods effort eight minutes later.

Tamas Priskin headed home in the 77th minute, before Lee Martin forced the ball home following a goalmouth scramble for 3-2.

But the joy for Ipswich was short-lived as Fortune struck to make it 10 games without a win for Keane - and the club's worst start to a season for 45 years.

Keane felt his side were unfortunate.

'I think we gave bad goals away,' said the Irishman.

'You always think if you score three goals away from home you're going to win the game and in terms of going forward this was our most encouraging display.

'I certainly think we had the better of the chances and when you are 3-2 up with five or 10 minutes to go you would hope you can see the game out.

'But that's the way it's going for us at the moment.' Keane insists his side must continue to work hard if they are to turn around their dismal run of form.

He added: 'It's certainly going to be one of those seasons where it's going to be a long, tough battle for us and we're going to have to give some players the benefit of the doubt as they settle into the football club both on and off the pitch.

'We've got one or two injuries and we're lacking a bit of confidence as you would expect, but no-one is going to hand us a victory. We've got to keep battling away and do it for ourselves.'

Keane did manage to crack a smile when he was asked if he had seen Fortune score any goals similar to his equaliser during their time together at Manchester United.

'He bloody didn't no,' joked Keane. 'Not even in training. Don't worry, I'll be seeing him in a minute!'

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