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Fleetwood Town 3-1 Doncaster Rovers

Fleetwood Town kept pace with the top six in League One with a comfortable victory against Doncaster Rovers.

The home side took the lead when Stephen Dobbie swept home David Ball's cross but Nathan Tyson equalised with a deflected shot from 20 yards.

Fleetwood were back in front when another Ball cross was tapped home by Wolves loanee Liam McAlinden.

And the superb Ball got the goal he deserved to seal the win as he back-heeled McAlinden's cutback.

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Paul Dickov: Doncaster manager on Fleetwood defeat

Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov:

"Fleetwood started much better than us, closed us down and moved the ball better.

"Second half, attacking-wise, I thought we were a lot better, we moved the ball better, we used the width better.

"But defensively, as a team, the three goals we conceded were really poor.

"It's becoming a little bit of a common theme."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Pond
  • 25Jordan
  • 33CraineyBooked at 75mins
  • 7Evans
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 39minsSubstituted forSouthernat 77'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 9DobbieSubstituted forHughesat 88'minutes
  • 12Morris
  • 20McAlindenSubstituted forProctorat 84'minutes
  • 23Ball

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 5Roberts
  • 11Hughes
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 19Proctor
  • 24Southern
  • 27Haughton

Doncaster

  • 1Steer
  • 22Wabara
  • 6McCombeSubstituted forRobinsonat 83'minutes
  • 12McCullough
  • 3Evina
  • 26Coppinger
  • 18Keegan
  • 21De ValSubstituted forBennettat 61'minutes
  • 19Wellens
  • 10ForresterSubstituted forMainat 61'minutes
  • 14Tyson

Substitutes

  • 4Furman
  • 9Robinson
  • 11Main
  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 23Bennett
  • 31Lund
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
3,785

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jeff Hughes replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Hand ball by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Keith Southern (Fleetwood Town).

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Keith Southern (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Keith Southern (Fleetwood Town).

Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Liam McAlinden.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Jamie McCombe.

Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Liam McAlinden (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jed Steer.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Keith Southern replaces Steven Schumacher.

Attempt missed. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Booking

Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town).

Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Doncaster Rovers 1. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam McAlinden.

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1394028131531
2Peterborough138232213926
3Swindon1164123121122
4Preston1164122111122
5MK Dons1162325141120
6Notts County125521710720
7Sheff Utd126241918120
8Chesterfield125432218419
9Fleetwood135441411319
10Oldham134721715219
11Bradford135351616018
12Rochdale125252013717
13Barnsley124351819-115
14Doncaster114251218-614
15Crawley134271223-1114
16Colchester133461719-213
17Coventry133461419-513
18Gillingham133461319-613
19Yeovil133461221-913
20Leyton Orient122641315-212
21Walsall132651114-312
22Port Vale133371521-612
23Scunthorpe133281526-1111
24Crewe133191130-1910
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