IT was another big three points in the bag at Scunthorpe, but yet again Rovers had us on the edge of our seats!
Firstly a big up to all the volunteers from Scunny who managed to get the game on after all the snow. Your efforts were much appreciated!
When I looked out of the window on Saturday morning I never thought we would be playing.
I will learn to get wrapped up for these games, a sweat shirt and a Rovers shirt did not keep out that Siberian wind.
We got off to a great start when Mirfin lost his bearings and put through his own goal and then doubled the lead with a sharp piece of finishing from Humey.
Scunthorpe pulled a goal back with a fantastic free kick but we opened the second half with another well executed goal, with Husband’s cross steered home by Chris Brown.
But the gremlins re-appeared and, with seven minutes left, former Rovers trialist Karl Hawley got the final touch to send us into squeaky bum time.
Thankfully we survived to keep our place on top of the throne.
There were some amusing incidents at the game, particularly when the Rovers fans pelted Scunny Bunny their mascot with snowballs.
It was good to pick up Praise and Grumble on the way back.
Brian the Blade was saying that Donny are renowned bottlers.
That’s the kettle calling the pot black if ever I heard a statement!
Today’s game has so far been a farce.
Coventry City or its sister company going into administration, the club doing a moonlight flit to the training ground, our game being played at Walsall, or St Andrews or Rushden.
We will put jumpers down at Trowell Services and play the game there should we!
It was bad enough causing the fans problems by bringing the game forward for Saturday but all the doubt over the venue, which was eventually settled yesterday, was beyond a joke.
Hopefully the Sky Blues will be in turmoil, rollover and give us three points. We can only wish.
It’s the Coventry fans you feel for.
At this point in time all the coaches are full up. There are about nine going in total.
Coach times: Depart Retford 10.45, Harworth 10.50, Bawtry/Rossington 11.00, Hare and Tortoise/ Sprotborough Ivanhoe 11.05, Infirmary 11.15 and Keepmoat car park one at 11.30.
Coach prices are £13 adults, £12 oap and £11 under 16 members, add £2 to all fares for non members.
Then on Monday we entertain fellow promotion contenders Swindon Town live on Sky Sports. It could be a biggy.
Coach times: Retford (Kettlewells) 10.30, Harworth Pit Gates (Asda) 10.50, Rossington Styrupp and Labour Club 11.00, and Punches 11.10.
There is no need to book, just turn up, it saves the hassle of parking and petrol.
Enjoy your Easter, enjoy the games, and let’s get six points to take us nearer a return to the Championship.
Rovers till we die.