We want YOUR stories from Doncaster Rovers' glorious day at Brentford

Monday marks the anniversary of one of the greatest - and certainly most memorable - days in Doncaster Rovers’ history.
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It was on April 27, 2013 that Rovers secured the League One title in the most dramatic fashion possible.

They headed to Brentford’s Griffin Park on the final day of the season sitting in the automatic promotion places with the hosts needing a win to finish in the top two themselves.

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A last gasp penalty for the Bees looked set to send them into the Championship - and that is where the drama really started.

Doncaster Rovers players celebrate winning League One at Griffin ParkDoncaster Rovers players celebrate winning League One at Griffin Park
Doncaster Rovers players celebrate winning League One at Griffin Park

An argument over who would take the spot kick, the penalty cannoning off the bar and Rovers breaking away to score the winner through James Coppinger - not only to secure promotion, but send them up as champions.

It was madness that will live long in the memory of those who were there and watched on from afar.

We will be bringing some pieces of our own on Monday to reflect on that incredible day - but we want to hear your memories too.

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Tell us any stories you have from that sunny day, whether at Griffin Park or back in Doncaster, of how you coped through the most nervy of afternoons and how you celebrated afterwards. And let us know where it ranked in your all time Rovers memories.

Email us on [email protected] and we will put together your stories for a fans’ eye special.


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