O'Driscoll points to dismissal
Sean O'Driscoll believes John Oster's dismissal was the turning point in Rovers' 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe.
Last Updated: 26/09/09 3:52pm
Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll believes John Oster's dismissal was the turning point in their 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe United.
Rovers were in complete control at Glanford Park with goals from Martin Woods and Billy Sharp giving the visitors a 2-0 lead prior to Oster's dismissal.
Cliff Byrne pulled one back for the Iron before Rovers were reduced to nine men following Quinton Fortune's red card. Grant McCann's last-gasp leveller from the penalty spot secured a share of the spoils.
Oster was sent off for clashing with McCann and O'Driscoll has no complaints over the dismissal, stating players cannot react to flashpoints.
"Up until John Oster's sending off we were in total control," he said. "John knows better, he claims he got punched by someone else and reacted but you can't react, he knows that, so no complaints.
"No complaints about Quinton's tackle and no complaints about the handball."
Rovers were by far the better side until the first sending off and O'Driscoll will not allow the frantic final 15 minutes to take the shine off what had been a fine performance.
He continued: "Last week (against Ipswich) I was really disappointed with some aspects of our play but today we were excellent and I am not going to let the last 15 minutes taint it.
"On the last 15 minutes a draw was the fair result but I'm disappointed because we thought we were going to win by three or four and in the end we were hanging on."
Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins hailed his team's second-half comeback which stretched the club's unbeaten run to four games.
"They did a great job on us. They were on top in the first half," he said. "First half to Doncaster, second to Scunthorpe.
"It was great character shown to come from two goals down to go and get something out of the game, good discipline to keep 11 players on the pitch and great entertainment for the supporters."