Doncaster Rovers: Beating Bradford City was ‘vital’, says match-winner Curtis Main

Curtis Main avoids a Challenge from Alan Sheehan.'Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers.  SkyBet League 1. 1 November 2014.  Picture Bruce Rollinson
Curtis Main avoids a Challenge from Alan Sheehan.'Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers. SkyBet League 1. 1 November 2014. Picture Bruce Rollinson
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Curtis Main has highlighted the importance of getting three points over their derby rivals Bradford City.

Doncaster’s returning striker was instrumental in the side’s 2-1 success at Valley Parade as he netted Rovers’ second which was ultimately the match-winner.

That result saw Doncaster climb into 17th spot in League One and end an inconsistent run which saw Rovers pick up just a point from their previous three domestic encounters.

“It’s a very important three points for us,” Main admitted following his 69th minute winner.

“Coming away to Bradford, they made it difficult for us, especially in the first half.

“I think the lads responded brilliantly.

“There was a lot of action, a lot of fouls which slowed the game down.

“I don’t think it was high in quality but the three points were vital.”

It could have been very different had Rovers unravelled when Jon Stead smashed in a first half stoppage time opener for the Bantams.

However, Rovers managed to turn the game on its head after the interval during a ten-minute spell which saw Reece Wabara level in the 59th minute before Main fired in the second half winner.

“We were really disappointed to concede just before half time but we said it was only the lads in the dressing room who could sort it out. So, we came out second half, rolled our sleeves up and showed our fans what we can do,” Main told The Star.

“Once we got our goal and got level, you could see the whole team’s confidence came flowing back and there was a spell in the second half where we looked like we’d definitely get the second goal.

“Obviously that came and I think everybody across the team rolled their sleeves up and dug it out until the very end.

“You’ve really got to concentrate in those final minutes and I think the lads were brilliant.”