Doncaster Rovers: '˜We were totally dominant' - Ferguson

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson said his side were full value for their 2-1 win against Hartlepool United.
Liam Mandeville scores the winner. Photo: Howard RoeLiam Mandeville scores the winner. Photo: Howard Roe
Liam Mandeville scores the winner. Photo: Howard Roe

Rovers left it late to secure all three points with teenager Liam Mandeville backing up his game-changing exploits at Exeter with a 90th minute winner.

John Marquis’s header - the striker’s tenth goal of the season - had earlier been cancelled out by Padraig Amond’s penalty.

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“It would’ve been a travesty had we not won the game,” Ferguson said afterwards.

“For me we totally dominated the game. I thought we were really good.

“We did what we wanted to do really well.

“We got control of the game and I thought we played some really good stuff.

“I said to the players at half time ‘keep believing in what we’re doing’ and we did that.

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“We were very dominant and it’s a good goal that’s won us the game.

“I don’t think we had a massive amount of chances in the game - they were very stubborn - but I thought we were totally dominant.

“Even if we had not won the game I would’ve been pleased with the performance. I thought we stuck to what we wanted to do and that’s a real key factor for me.”