It was all about the goal - Darren Moore's reaction to Doncaster Rovers' defeat to Coventry City

It might sound simplistic but Darren Moore felt Doncaster Rovers' defeat to Coventry City came down to the visitors finding the back of the net.

Sunday, 19th January 2020, 8:00 am
Updated Sunday, 19th January 2020, 5:09 pm

Jordan Shipley drilled in from 25 yards to give Coventry a first half lead they managed to hold onto.

And in a tight game, it proved decisive.

"They got the goal," said Moore when asked about the difference on the day.

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Darren Moore. Picture: Marie Caley
Darren Moore. Picture: Marie Caley

"Other than the goal it was a tight game.

"I remember their shot hitting the post and we had our half moments in the game.

"I thought we had a stonewall penalty turned down.

"I don't get too high with the highs and too low with the lows.

"I pick out the moments in the game and analyse where we are as a team.”

After a sloppy first half, Rovers were significantly better after the break as they pushed forward in search of the equaliser.

Moore felt his side just needed to raise their game and was pleased with the response despite the defeat.

"It was just trying to raise the levels and be better with the ball," he said.

"It's probably been a good clear identity of us, we've been very good with our off the ball work.

"We stopped them building any real momentum in the game.

"In transition we could have been better with the ball because we weren't quite as good as we have been with it.

"We had enough play but we probably didn't pick the right pass or contact on the ball and it broke down from there.”