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Rochdale 1-3 Doncaster Rovers

Matt Done
Done rejoined Rochdale for the second time last year after spells with Barnsley and Hibernian

Doncaster scored two late goals to beat Rochdale and earn their fifth away victory of the season in League One.

Theo Robinson headed in a corner and Curtis Main flicked home the clincher after they twice hit the woodwork following Matt Done's sending off.

The Rochdale forward was shown a straight red card for a foul on Doncaster's James Coppinger.

Done had put Rochdale in front early on with a diving header, but Kyle Bennett shot low into the corner to level.

Doncaster generally carried the greater threat going forward and missed a number of chances before Done's dismissal gave them a numerical advantage.

It looked like Rochdale might hold out when Nathan Tyson headed against the bar and Bennett struck the post with a shot, but the pressure told when Robinson's first touch after replacing Paul Keegan put them in front for the first time.

The win lifted Doncaster one place to 16th in the table, with Rochdale slipping two to ninth, three points outside the play-off places.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Doncaster

"It was going to be a difficult game even though we went 1-0 to the advantage.

"They caused us problems all afternoon.

"It was a wrestle and it was going to continue to be a wrestle but obviously when we went down to 10 men it was very difficult for us."

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Paul Dickov: Doncaster manager on Rochdale win

"We got off to the worst possible start, conceding and then after that I thought the boys were fantastic.

"Even when it was eleven versus eleven, we played football, we created.

"We had as many chances as I could remember in a game and it would have been a crying shame if we hadn't won the game."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 22Logan
  • 3Bennett
  • 6Lancashire
  • 5Eastham
  • 25RoseSubstituted forTanserat 45'minutes
  • 8LundBooked at 64mins
  • 24Allen
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 12Dawson
  • 16DoneBooked at 54mins
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forRaffertyat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 14Hery
  • 17Tanser
  • 18Muldoon
  • 27Cannon
  • 32Hasler-Cregg

Doncaster

  • 33Johnstone
  • 22Wabara
  • 12McCullough
  • 16Butler
  • 17Stevens
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forForresterat 55'minutes
  • 18KeeganSubstituted forRobinsonat 84'minutes
  • 19Wellens
  • 23BennettBooked at 70mins
  • 11Main
  • 14TysonSubstituted forMcKayat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Furman
  • 9Robinson
  • 10Forrester
  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 21De Val
  • 36McKay
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,229

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home2
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jack McKay replaces Nathan Tyson.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Doncaster Rovers 3. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Reece Wabara.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Doncaster Rovers 2. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kyle Bennett.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Paul Keegan.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Matthew Lund.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joseph Rafferty replaces Calvin Andrew.

Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

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

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Rochdale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Forrester replaces James Coppinger.

Dismissal

Matt Done (Rochdale) is shown the red card.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Stephen Dawson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Scott Tanser replaces Michael Rose.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City18106233191436
2Swindon18105335201535
3Preston18104430191134
4MK Dons1593330161430
5Sheff Utd179352420430
6Notts County178542416829
7Peterborough188372621527
8Oldham186932520527
9Rochdale1782730191126
10Fleetwood187471917225
11Chesterfield186662525024
12Bradford186572324-123
13Barnsley176472728-122
14Walsall185761516-122
15Port Vale186482325-222
16Doncaster166371723-621
17Crawley185671828-1021
18Coventry185582128-720
19Leyton Orient184772326-319
20Gillingham184681825-718
21Colchester184592428-417
22Yeovil184591428-1417
23Scunthorpe174492132-1116
24Crewe1843111436-2215
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