FA Cup - Third Round
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Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Stevenage

Francois Zoko

League One Stevenage secured their place in the FA Cup fourth round by knocking out Championship strugglers Doncaster Rovers.

Francois Zoko fired Boro ahead from inside the area after the break.

Peter Hartley then headed in from a corner to double the visitors' advantage before Harry Forrester pulled a goal back with a left-footed strike.

Darius Charles fired in from inside the box to make it 3-1 before Liam Wakefield's late consolation strike.

Stevenage's victory means Doncaster, who are 22nd in the Championship, have now failed to win since beating QPR in a league game on 30 November.

Rovers started brightly, with Mark Duffy and Chris Brown going close.

But Stevenage ended the first half on top, with Luke Freeman and Marcus Haber having chances to put the visitors ahead.

And four minutes after the restart Zoko slotted Graham Westley's side ahead after a mistake by Doncaster defender Paul Quinn.

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Post-match: Stevenage boss Westley

Boro then doubled their lead through Hartley's 65th-minute header before Forrester's 25-yard volley gave the hosts hope.

But inside the final minute of normal time they were caught on the break as Charles added the visitors' third goal, converting Zoko's right-wing cross.

Wakefield found the net soon after but it was too late for Rovers to score again and force a replay.

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Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1TurnbullBooked at 90mins
  • 15Wakefield
  • 31Stevens
  • 17Woods
  • 2Quinn
  • 12McCullough
  • 7Duffy
  • 4FurmanBooked at 51minsSubstituted forPaynterat 56'minutes
  • 9BrownSubstituted forBennettat 73'minutes
  • 6Syers
  • 11CotterillSubstituted forForresterat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Paynter
  • 13Maxted
  • 14Khumalo
  • 21De Val
  • 23Bennett
  • 25Forrester
  • 30Peterson

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 6Jones
  • 29Hartley
  • 24Doughty
  • 5Ashton
  • 4Chorley
  • 7MoraisSubstituted forAndradeat 75'minutes
  • 13ParrettSubstituted forWedgburyat 75'minutes
  • 19HaberSubstituted forCharlesat 78'minutes
  • 12Zoko
  • 15Freeman

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Wedgbury
  • 9Charles
  • 10Burrow
  • 11Akins
  • 20Smith
  • 25Andrade
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
3,899

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Stevenage 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Stevenage 3.

Booking

Ross Turnbull (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Doughty (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Turnbull (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

Martin Woods (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Stevenage 3. Liam Wakefield (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right to the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Doncaster Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Stevenage 3. Darius Charles (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Francois Zoko.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Attempt saved. Martin Woods (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Liam Wakefield.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Darius Charles replaces Marcus Haber.

Michael Doughty (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Sam Wedgbury replaces Dean Parrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Filipe Morais.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces Chris Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Stevenage 2. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Stevenage).

Liam Wakefield (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Stevenage 2. Peter Hartley (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

Attempt saved. Marcus Haber (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Wakefield (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Stevenage).

Martin Woods (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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