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Doncaster Rovers 3-2 Chesterfield

Kyle Bennett
Bennett has now scored three goals since joining Doncaster in the summer

Doncaster ended their six-month wait for a home win with a thrilling triumph over Chesterfield.

Nathan Tyson headed home a Reece Wabara cross before Kyle Bennett lashed in off the crossbar to double Rovers' lead.

Sam Clucas pulled one back for the visitors as he pounced on a rebound, only for Jamie McCombe to score in similar fashion and restore the two-goal cushion soon after.

Eoin Doyle set up a nervy finish with a tap in but Doncaster held on.

The win moved Paul Dickov's side up to 15th in the League One table, while Chesterfield slipped to fifth.

Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Dickov on Doncaster v Chesterfield

"I'm delighted with the three points - in the first half we went 2-0 up and looked comfortable, as if we were going to score more goals.

"But we dropped deep and conceded a poor goal by letting their midfielders run off the back of us.

"It was a similar story in the second half - we started fantastically well, went 3-1 ahead, should have had a penalty and hit the bar.

"Then we started dropping deeper and deeper and stopped doing the things that got us in front in the first place."

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Richardson on Doncaster v Chesterfield

Chesterfield assistant manager Leam Richardson told to BBC Radio Sheffield:

"The game had everything. For a neutral it would have been a good spectacle with both teams trying to win.

"I thought our lads gave everything and when they do that, you can't knock them.

"We've conceded too many goals in the last two games but we have also played very well for large periods."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Steer
  • 12McCullough
  • 22Wabara
  • 6McCombeBooked at 63mins
  • 3Evina
  • 21De ValSubstituted forKeeganat 63'minutes
  • 19Wellens
  • 4Furman
  • 26Coppinger
  • 14TysonSubstituted forRobinsonat 82'minutes
  • 23Bennett

Substitutes

  • 9Robinson
  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 18Keegan
  • 25Peterson
  • 30Askins
  • 35Ferguson

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 23Evatt
  • 2Darikwa
  • 16RaglanBooked at 52mins
  • 15HumphreysSubstituted forO'Sheaat 51'minutes
  • 18BocoSubstituted forGnanduilletat 55'minutes
  • 5MorsySubstituted forBanksat 22'minutes
  • 12Clucas
  • 8Ryan
  • 26Johnson
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 10O'Shea
  • 20Chapman
  • 22Broadhead
  • 24Banks
  • 27Lamb
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
7,954

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Chesterfield 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Chesterfield 2.

Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Nathan Tyson.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jay O'Shea.

Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jamie McCombe.

Attempt saved. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Daniel Johnson (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

Attempt saved. Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Paul Keegan.

Attempt missed. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Keegan replaces Marc.

Booking

Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers).

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Chesterfield 2. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City96301871121
2MK Dons851221111016
3Peterborough9513139416
4Swindon84311710715
5Chesterfield84221511414
6Bradford94231210214
7Rochdale9414169713
8Preston8341149513
9Fleetwood934297213
10Sheff Utd84131112-113
11Coventry93331010012
12Gillingham93331112-112
13Yeovil93331012-212
14Oldham925299011
15Doncaster8323911-211
16Notts County824276110
17Leyton Orient824288010
18Crawley9315412-810
19Barnsley8233131309
20Walsall9153610-48
21Port Vale92251016-68
22Scunthorpe9216820-127
23Colchester9135913-46
24Crewe8116821-134
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