• The FA Cup 1st Rnd
  • 03 Nov 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: The Keepmoat Stadium
Home team Score Away team

Doncaster Rovers

3-1

Bradford P A

Martin Woods 27
Iain Hume 36
Chris Brown 76
Richard Marshall 56

Rovers made to work by minnows

Saturday 3rd November 2012 23:15

Woods: Broke the deadlock

Woods: Broke the deadlock

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A goal from Bradford Park Avenue's Richard Marshall ensured Doncaster had to battle all the way for a 3-1 FA Cup home win.

Rovers looked comfortable when they went in 2-0 up at the interval after goals from Martin Woods and Iain Hume.

Woods fired home in the 27th minute after latching on to a cross from Paul Keegan and Hume slid in for the second nine minutes later following good work by Billy Paynter.

But it failed to knock the fight out of Bradford and Marshall scored the goal of the game to put them back in the tie in the 56th minute.

Substitute Danny Holland tapped a short pass to the 27-year-old midfielder who curled a wonderful left foot shot into the top corner from just outside the box.

It spurred on the visitors and Doncaster had to defend for a spell until they put the issue beyond doubt when substitute Chris Brown headed home in fine style from Keegan's 76th-minute corner.