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Crawley Town 0-5 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster thrashed 10-man Crawley to secure their first win in four games.

Andy Butler opened the scoring before the break when he scrambled home from Richie Wellens' free-kick.

Wellens made it 2-0 with simple finish at the far post and Nathan Tyson grabbed Rovers' third.

Crawley's night went from bad to worse when Joe Walsh was sent off on 67 minutes for throwing a punch, and goals from Harry Forrester and Curtis Main completed the rout.

Forrester's low shot put Doncaster 4-0 up and Main's long-range drive in stoppage time made it five.

Crawley are 23rd in the table, five points from safety, while 11th-placed Rovers climbed to within three points of the play-offs.

Crawley Town manager Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

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Saunders on Crawley v Doncaster

"It was an awful, disastrous night. We were really just hanging on after about five minutes, and I just felt like we were hanging on in the game.

"They were better than us in all departments. They were moving the ball better then us and we had too many players giving the ball away.

"You know when you're battling down at the bottom, you have to stay in the game as long as you can but I felt like we were outclassed.

"The lads have just to go home and watch the DVD and they've got to look at their own performances because I have got to talk to you, the fans and the board about that performance."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 43Price
  • 2OyebanjoSubstituted forBawlingat 46'minutes
  • 12WalshBooked at 67mins
  • 25Ward
  • 3Dickson
  • 28PogbaSubstituted forBradleyat 69'minutes
  • 26WordsworthBooked at 62mins
  • 33Elliott
  • 8SmithSubstituted forFowlerat 60'minutes
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 26mins
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 6Bradley
  • 10Morgan
  • 14Young
  • 16Fowler
  • 20Bawling
  • 21Tomlin
  • 27Dutton

Doncaster

  • 43Bywater
  • 22Wabara
  • 6McCombe
  • 16Butler
  • 17StevensBooked at 20minsSubstituted forEvinaat 80'minutes
  • 18Keegan
  • 23Bennett
  • 4Furman
  • 19WellensSubstituted forMainat 79'minutes
  • 10Forrester
  • 14TysonBooked at 67minsSubstituted forRobinsonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Evina
  • 9Robinson
  • 11Main
  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 29Middleton
  • 32Whitehouse
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
2,581

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away22
Shots on Target
Home3
Away12
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 5.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 5. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reece Wabara.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Darren Ward.

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

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

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Cedric Evina replaces Enda Stevens.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Curtis Main replaces Richard Wellens.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Lee Fowler (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Nathan Tyson.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 4. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reece Wabara.

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

Attempt blocked. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Lewis Price.

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Sonny Bradley replaces Mathias Pogba.

Booking

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) is shown the red card for fighting.

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

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 3. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Enda Stevens.

Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Booking

Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Lee Fowler (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers).

Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lee Fowler replaces Jimmy Smith.

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

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Hand ball by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 2. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyle Bennett.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City28187353233061
2Swindon29176655292657
3MK Dons29168560273356
4Preston29158644281653
5Oldham29111084140143
6Sheff Utd2712693631542
7Chesterfield2911994238442
8Bradford2811893733441
9Fleetwood30118113030041
10Walsall29101093231140
11Doncaster2810993333039
12Rochdale271151149381138
13Peterborough29115133637-138
14Notts County29108113135-438
15Gillingham30108124045-538
16Port Vale30106143745-836
17Barnsley29105143843-535
18Crewe29105142951-2235
19Scunthorpe2797113843-534
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester2977153550-1528
22Yeovil3077162342-1928
23Crawley3069152754-2727
24Leyton Orient2868143544-926
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