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[Archived] News Article -> 2012/13 Full-Time: Rovers 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0

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Eric Black picked up his first win as caretaker manager as Rovers moved up to fifth and back into the play-off spots. It was a hard-fought match, but it was a well-earned clean sheet in a match that Rovers certainly deserved to win.

Rovers took the lead when a fine run and cross by Dunn set up Hanley for an easy finish. The goal was reflective of Rovers' dominance and the home side continued to control the match after they had taken the lead. Givet and Kazim-Richards both missed chances to double the lead, while Wednesday struggled to retain possession and failed to force Robinson into any difficult saves. The one area of concern was an injury to David Dunn, that forced the midfielder off just after the half-hour mark, when he was replaced by Ruben Rochina.

The second half started much as the first had ended, with Rovers keeping possession well and looking to get forward, but Wednesday grew in confidence as Rovers failed to put them out of the match. Rovers looked solid defensively, but the forwards were growing increasingly isolated and Wednesday looked the more composed of the two sides. It was clear that the home side were missing the energy that Dunn had brought to the early stages, but Rochina, who had gone close with a great long-range effort towards the end of the first half, forced Kirkland into a good save after a fine individual run.

It was a match where neither side looked terrific and Rovers will certainly be concerned by their inability to put away any of the several decent chances that they had to finish the match, but overall it was a decent performance and a pleasing three points.

The second-half ongoings were slightly overshadowed by the fact that rumours began to circulate that Garry Flitcroft is due to be installed as Rovers manager in the morning. Whether or not these rumours will prove to be true only time will tell, but it is known that he was in attendance.

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