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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers' James Coppinger
James Coppinger's goal made it three matches unbeaten for Doncaster

Doncaster Rovers midfielder James Coppinger hit a late equaliser at Gresty Road to extend Crewe Alexandra's winless run to seven matches.

Teenage striker Uche Ikpeazu, starting his second spell on loan from Watford, put Crewe ahead on the half hour.

The 19-year-old turned to shoot home after being set up by fellow loanman Nicky Ajose, who was making his debut.

But Coppinger reacted to score from the rebound after Luke McCullough's effort was pushed away by keeper Ben Garratt.

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"We were excellent, especially in the first half. We played some terrific football at times and, if we keep doing what we did today, we should be okay. There were a lot of promising things.

"If we could have got a second goal during that period, we would have gone on to win but, at 1-0, there's always a chance they can get back in the game.

"In the second half we just couldn't sustain the level of energy. It was sapped very quickly and then they got on top a little bit. Maybe a point was fair in the end. They had a lot of pressure without creating any chances before their goal came from a set play.

Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Dickov on Crewe v Doncaster

"We started the game really well and created a lot of opportunities. If we'd have scored in that period we would have been comfortable.

"But, give Crewe credit, the front two were a handful. In the first half they caused us a few problems but, in the second half, there was only one team in it. We created numerous chances again.

"The positive side is that we went a goal down and showed character to come back into the game again."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 4Davis
  • 5Ray
  • 6Dugdale
  • 19Baillie
  • 7Turton
  • 42Grant
  • 28NessBooked at 66mins
  • 24LeighSubstituted forGuthrieat 73'minutes
  • 35AjoseSubstituted forInmanat 90+2'minutes
  • 34IkpeazuSubstituted forHaberat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 3Guthrie
  • 8Atkinson
  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 25Haber
  • 30Tate

Doncaster

  • 33Johnstone
  • 17Stevens
  • 12McCullough
  • 16ButlerBooked at 38mins
  • 22Wabara
  • 26Coppinger
  • 18KeeganSubstituted forFurmanat 74'minutes
  • 19Wellens
  • 23BennettSubstituted forForresterat 65'minutes
  • 14TysonSubstituted forRobinsonat 59'minutes
  • 11Main

Substitutes

  • 4Furman
  • 6McCombe
  • 9Robinson
  • 10Forrester
  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 21De Val
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,530

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Nicky Ajose.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Attempt blocked. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Doncaster Rovers 1. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Luke McCullough.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Attempt blocked. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Dean Furman replaces Paul Keegan.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jon Guthrie replaces Greg Leigh.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Marcus Haber replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Forrester replaces Kyle Bennett.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers).

Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Nathan Tyson.

Attempt missed. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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2Swindon19115336201638
3Preston19114432191337
4MK Dons17104338182034
5Sheff Utd189452521431
6Oldham197932820830
7Notts County188642517830
8Rochdale198383224827
9Peterborough198382624227
10Bradford197572625126
11Fleetwood197481918125
12Chesterfield196762626025
13Walsall195861516-123
14Port Vale196582527-223
15Barnsley186482830-222
16Doncaster176471824-622
17Crawley195771929-1022
18Coventry195682128-721
19Leyton Orient194782429-519
20Gillingham194782027-719
21Scunthorpe185492333-1019
22Colchester1945102434-1017
23Yeovil1945101430-1617
24Crewe1944111537-2216
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