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MANAGER'S VERDICT: DONCASTER

19 January 2019

NIGEL Clough hailed "a very good point" for the Brewers after a late John Brayford equaliser resulted in a 2-2 draw at the Keepmoat Stadium

Albion started brightly and went ahead in the first half through Brayford, his first league goal in nearly three years and his first Albion strike since 2008, but Doncaster came out strongly after the break to turn the match around only for Albion to grab a point at the death.

The Brewers manager said: "We started the game very well and should have been more than one ahead. The first 25 minutes was similar to Rochdale but we got the two goals there and only one here.

"Then it was the same pattern in the second half. We told the players that we were away from home and these are good teams that won't let you have it all your own way. They came out in the first 15 minutes after the break and really had a go. We didn't deal with it and conceded. At Rochdale we got away with one or two but not here today.

"If you get to that hour mark sometimes the opposition blow themselves out a bit. But we allowed Doncaster to go ahead. 

"We thought the second goal might have been offside, it was very close."

But the Brewers kept going and earned a point with a second Brayford goal at the death.

Clough said: "Normally John doesn't go up for corners but he did today with having Josh Clarke in the team. 

"He doesn't score that many but got two very important goals for us today. He's alive in the six yard box but Jake Buxton won headers both times and that first header was just as important in getting the goals today.

"Our wide men had a lot of the ball as well, especially Lucas Akins in the first half and we could easily have had another goal or two.

"But we don't get many late goals. They usually go against us so it's nice that one goes in our favour."


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