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Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Barnsley

Harry Forrester
Doncaster have won all five games in which Harry Forrester has scored in all competitions this season

Doncaster substitute Harry Forrester struck a late winner to see off Barnsley at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Rovers looked set to be denied a deserved win but Forrester scored his third of the season in the 84th minute.

After dispossessing Barnsley defender Mason Holgate, Forrester curled a fine shot into the top corner.

Barnsley only managed one shot on target in the game and teenager Holgate was sent off in the closing moments for a foul on Nathan Tyson.

The result left the Tykes just three points above the relegation zone, with Doncaster climbing to 13th. but just two points outside the play-off places.

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Paul Dickov: Doncaster manager on Barnsley win

"I thought it was deserved. I'm really pleased with the players, two Saturday's in a row now, we've scored late goals.

"It shows the fitness levels of the players are high and the spirit's really high as well.

"People are looking at our home form and rightly so. Earlier on in the season, with the amount of chances that we had, we might have given up a little bit.

"But the boys kept going and ironically, the hardest chance we got, Harry stuck it in the top corner."

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Danny Wilson: Barnsley boss on defeat by Doncaster

"The disappointing thing from my point of view is we were quite comfortable.

"I thought defensively we performed well, we got behind the ball well, worked hard to minimise their chances.

"I think the goal again has come from a very good situation that we had and not made the most of it.

"We were in a great position in attacking mode, and from one end of the pitch to the other, they score."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 43Bywater
  • 22Wabara
  • 12McCullough
  • 16Butler
  • 17StevensBooked at 35mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 18Keegan
  • 19Wellens
  • 23BennettSubstituted forForresterat 69'minutes
  • 11MainSubstituted forTysonat 67'minutes
  • 9RobinsonSubstituted forMiddletonat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McCombe
  • 10Forrester
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Tyson
  • 15Wakefield
  • 21De Val
  • 29Middleton

Barnsley

  • 1Turnbull
  • 27HolgateBooked at 90mins
  • 15Mvoto
  • 5NyatangaBooked at 61mins
  • 20Smith
  • 37Lalkovic
  • 4BerryBooked at 80mins
  • 8Hourihane
  • 11JenningsSubstituted forPhenixat 64'minutes
  • 41WaringBooked at 71minsSubstituted forLitaat 72'minutes
  • 42Kiwomya

Substitutes

  • 7Scowen
  • 12Davies
  • 14Digby
  • 22Williams
  • 25Phenix
  • 32Bailey
  • 33Lita
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
9,005

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Barnsley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Barnsley 0.

Dismissal

Mason Holgate (Barnsley) is shown the red card.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jean-Yves Mvoto.

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces Theo Robinson.

Enda Stevens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Phenix (Barnsley).

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

Milan Lalkovic (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Barnsley 0. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leroy Lita (Barnsley).

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

Booking

Luke Berry (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Enda Stevens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Berry (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Mason Holgate.

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

Foul by Milan Lalkovic (Barnsley).

Enda Stevens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Phenix (Barnsley).

Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).

Leroy Lita (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers).

Mason Holgate (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke Berry.

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

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Leroy Lita replaces George Waring.

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

George Waring (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Waring (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Milan Lalkovic (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Forrester replaces Kyle Bennett.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon26166452252754
2Bristol City25166348222654
3MK Dons24146451242748
4Preston25137539251446
5Rochdale251141045331237
6Bradford2510693229336
7Sheff Utd2410683028236
8Chesterfield259883634235
9Port Vale26105113337-435
10Notts County249782929034
11Fleetwood2697102626034
12Oldham2481063335-234
13Doncaster249782629-334
14Walsall268992628-233
15Peterborough2594123133-231
16Barnsley2485113436-229
17Scunthorpe2385103239-729
18Coventry2678112737-1029
19Gillingham2677123241-928
20Leyton Orient2568113437-326
21Crewe2575132444-2026
22Colchester2566132942-1324
23Crawley2559112442-1824
24Yeovil2565142038-1823
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