Doncaster delighted to play the role of party poopers by holding promotion-chasing Posh to a draw

Doncaster Rovers player-boss Andy Butler praised his players for acting as party poopers at the Weston Homes Stadium tonight (April 27),

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 11:40 pm
Doncaster players surround referee Scott Oldham demanding that Posh centre-back Frankie Kent is sent off late in the match. Photo: David Lowndes.

Posh were set for a League One promotion party as they raced into a 2-0 lead in just 24 minutes. Scores of fans started to congregate outside the stadium ready to celebrate and some let off fireworks, something that appeared to inspire the Doncaster players.

They hit back to draw level by the hour mark and in a breathless finale they came as close as Posh to winning the game.

Butler said: “We didn’t start as well as we should have, but after going 2-0 behind we played some good football.

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Jonson Clarke-Harris in action for Posh against Doncaster. Photo: David Lowndes.

“It was a pleasing performance which showed we can match a top side, but just a shame that it has come too late in the season for us.

“I told the players that we want to finish on a high and carry it on into next season.

“We could hear the Peterborough fans outside the ground, but I listened again at the end and they seemed to have gone. The fireworks had stopped as well!

“Peterborough are a good side who fully deserve to be where they are and I’m sure they will get promoted.

“We have delayed the party and that’s credit to the players for not letting Peterborough be able to celebrate in front of us.

“But we know we should be in the play-offs ourselves and being totally honest we’ve let ourselves down.”

The point left Doncaster in 13th place. They are eight points outside the play-offs after a run of six points in the last 13 matches.