'There was no real momentum in the game' - Darren Moore on Doncaster Rovers' draw with Accrington Stanley

Darren Moore bemoaned a lack of flow in Doncaster Rovers' frustrating draw with Accrington Stanley.

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 8:06 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd December 2019, 11:53 pm

Jon Taylor gave Rovers a 57th minute lead after racing onto a Madger Gomes through ball.

Despite having the better of the play, Rovers could not put the game to bed and were pegged back when Offrande Zanzala netted a scrappy effort to draw Accrington level eight minutes from time.

Moore felt Accrington did a good job in making the game a scrappy affair and denying Rovers the opportunity to play.

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Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore and assistant manager Jamie Smith. Picture: Marie Caley
Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore and assistant manager Jamie Smith. Picture: Marie Caley

“Take nothing away from Accrington because they made it very difficult for us,” Moore said.

“It was a physical game. It was a scrappy, bitty game. There was not much fluidity in the game because every time we tried to keep the ball moving and it went into the final third or through the lines, a foul occurred.

“There was no real momentum in the game. We couldn’t get the game going.

“And that is tactics from them. They wanted to break up the game and they would probably feel that in they didn't get it going in the final third either.

“Again, you have to remember that you’re never going to let any team play their game. You want to influence your own game and your own style on it.

“Having said that, when we got the goal and then they got their goal in the manner they did, you feel a bit disappointed with it.

“But the officials missed the offside and it is what it is and you move on.”