BREAKING NEWS: BORO have completed the signing of Nigeria international defender Kenneth Omeruo on season loan

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

M'boro 09/10 - Right signal

Mutch 83

Johnson 30,91 ,Frank 47, Lita 66

TWO goals from Adam Johnson, the first at senior level for Jonathan Franks and another from Leroy Lita inflicted just the second home defeat of the season on Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers: Sullivan; Chambers, Hird (Webster 79), O'Connor, Roberts, Spicer (Mutch 68), Wilson, Guy, Heffernan, Sharp, Coppinger (McDaid 82). Unused subs: Smith (gk); Dumbaya, Fisher, Clark.

Middlesbrough: Coyne; McMahon, Wheater, Grounds, Hoyte (Taylor 90 +1), Flood, O'Neil (Capt), Arca (Bennett 79), Johnson, Franks (Lita 55), Killen. Unused subs: Steele (gk); Walker, L Williams, Emnes.

*For the purposes of statistical analysis, the order of substitutes were Lita for Franks, Mutch for Spicer, Bennett for Arca, Webster for Hird, McDaid for Coppinger and Taylor for Hoyte.

Referee: Steve Tanner. Somerset

Doncaster Rovers: O'Connor, 90, foul

Middlesbrough: None

Attendance :10,794 (1,295 Boro) (The first time there had been a crowd of more than 10,000 to watch a Doncaster v Boro fixture)

Conditions: Cold and still

Website Boro Man of the Match: Adam Johnson, although Jonathan Grounds is well worthy of a mention.