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Mixed emotions for Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov

3 December 2014

Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov gave his side a stern talking to after a 1-1 draw at Barnsley, despite only being denied three points by home keeper Ross Turnbull.

Turnbull, who used to play for Rovers, produced a string of superb saves to ensure that it ended all square in the South Yorkshire derby at Oakwell after Theo Robinson's 52nd-minute strike had cancelled out the hosts' lead given to them by Lewin Nyatanga in just the fifth minute.

The majority of those stops by the former Chelsea keeper, the best of which coming from a low Robinson effort and Kyle Bennett's curler, came in the first half and the Rovers boss was unhappy that his side did not kick on after their equaliser.

"A point is better than nothing," he said. "I've had a go at them after the game. I felt after the opening 15 minutes in the second half when we got on top we were sloppy.

"I congratulated them on coming back yet again but I gave them a rocket for being sloppy in a game I felt we should have won. We are a very good team when we get the basics right and play two-touch football, we drag ourselves down when we try and complicate things.

"It's another point away from home, it's a point gained coming from behind but we feel as if it should be three points, I thought we did enough to win the game.

"We started the game poorly, concentration levels were poor and it was too easy for Barnsley. After that some of the football we played was fantastic. Big Ross has kept them in it."

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