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Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Crawley Town

Crawley Town earned a point with a fine defensive display to leave Doncaster without a win in eight home games.

Rovers dominated but seldom looked like scoring against a side happy to sit back and play on the break.

Richie Wellens and James Coppinger both went close for Doncaster early on and Theo Robinson had a late header superbly saved by Jamie Ashdown.

Izale McLeod did send a header just wide before the break, but Crawley did not register a shot on target.

Rovers are just one point above the relegation zone following the draw while Crawley drop to 14th, four places and two points above their hosts.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

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Gregory on Doncaster v Crawley

"They threw everything at us in the last few minutes and we stood firm and behind the back four, Jamie Ashdown had to make a couple of decent saves in the last couple of minutes.

"It's a good point, our first draw of the season and we will accept it and it's another point on the tally and it was important to get something.

"Doncaster are no mugs, they've just come out of the Championship and I was delighted to come here and get something."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Steer
  • 12McCullough
  • 6McCombe
  • 22Wabara
  • 3Evina
  • 19Wellens
  • 18Keegan
  • 23BennettBooked at 35mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 9Robinson
  • 14Tyson

Substitutes

  • 4Furman
  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 21De Val
  • 25Peterson
  • 30Askins
  • 35Ferguson

Crawley

  • 25Ashdown
  • 26SadlerBooked at 88mins
  • 20Bawling
  • 5LeacockBooked at 52mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 3Dickson
  • 8Smith
  • 16Keane
  • 10WrightSubstituted forHendersonat 56'minutes
  • 9McLeodSubstituted forHarroldat 82'minutes
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forBanyaat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 4Henderson
  • 6Bradley
  • 7Edwards
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 18Harrold
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
5,197

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Crawley Town 0.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Paul Keegan.

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charles Banya (Crawley Town).

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Ashdown.

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

Attempt blocked. Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range is too high.

Ryan Dickson went off injured after Crawley Town had used all subs.

Booking

Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Richard Wellens.

Delay in match Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Izale McLeod.

Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Charles Banya replaces Gavin Tomlin.

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

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers).

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Attempt blocked. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Conor Henderson replaces Josh Wright.

Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City86201541120
2Peterborough8512138516
3Chesterfield7421138514
4MK Dons74121510513
5Bradford84131210213
6Sheff Utd741297213
7Swindon7331128412
8Coventry8332109112
9Fleetwood732264211
10Gillingham83231112-111
11Rochdale8314159610
12Preston7241129310
13Oldham824299010
14Crawley8314410-610
15Notts County72327619
16Yeovil8233912-39
17Barnsley6222121118
18Doncaster722369-38
19Leyton Orient714267-17
20Walsall8143610-47
21Scunthorpe8215718-117
22Colchester8125913-45
23Port Vale8125815-75
24Crewe7115715-84
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