League One Doncaster upset Championship side Watford to secure a place in the third round of the Capital One Cup. Nathan Tyson opened the scoring from the penalty spot against a sluggish Watford, who made a host of changes. The Hornets sparked into life in the 31st minute when Lloyd Dyer scored from a smart flick from Odion Ighalo. But after the break, Doncaster were quickly into their stride and when Liam Wakefield converted on 52 minutes there was no way back for Watford.
The Hornets, who made a host of changes but should still have boasted a team strong enough to advance, paid the price for making a sluggish start in both halves as Rovers scored early in both periods.
Ahhhh, the early rounds of the League Cup, eh? That comfortable familiar dullness, the football season’s equivalent of a Sunday afternoon repeat of Last of the Summer Wine… yes it’s fist-chewingly tedious but at least you know where you are.
Doncaster gave a warning of what was to come in the second minute as Bennett found Tyson on the right whose shot flew just past the far post. At the other end, Vydra cut inside but his shot was blocked. Doncaster had another decent chance as Coppinger fired just wide.