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Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Crewe Alexandra

Doncaster Rovers moved up into the play-off places after grabbing a last-gasp winner against Crewe.

The visitors took the lead after only eight minutes when centre-back George Ray fired home at the far post.

Home goalkeeper Stephen Bywater kept the score down by saving twice from Nicky Ajose.

But in a dominant second half, Rovers equalised through Dean Furman's close-range effort before Richie Wellens snatched the win with a 20-yard strike.

The result ended Crewe's run of three successive victories and they slipped down to 18th, while Doncaster made it three wins from three and climbed to sixth.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 43Bywater
  • 22Wabara
  • 6McCombe
  • 16Butler
  • 17Stevens
  • 18Keegan
  • 4Furman
  • 23BennettSubstituted forRazakat 78'minutes
  • 19Wellens
  • 14Tyson
  • 20IkpeazuSubstituted forMainat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Evina
  • 8Razak
  • 9Robinson
  • 11Main
  • 12McCullough
  • 13Marosi
  • 32Whitehouse

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 4Davis
  • 30TateBooked at 61mins
  • 5Ray
  • 24Leigh
  • 42Grant
  • 28Ness
  • 20JonesSubstituted forNolanat 73'minutes
  • 7Turton
  • 25Haber
  • 35AjoseSubstituted forDalla Valleat 73'minutesSubstituted forCooperat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 18Nolan
  • 19Baillie
  • 33Stewart
  • 39Etheridge
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
6,164

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home22
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Attempt blocked. Abdul Razak (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Alan Tate.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Crewe Alexandra 1. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Reece Wabara.

Attempt missed. Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Lauri Dalla Valle because of an injury.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Ness.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Abdul Razak replaces Kyle Bennett.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Attempt saved. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Curtis Main replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Lauri Dalla Valle replaces Nicky Ajose.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Liam Nolan replaces James Jones.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Alan Tate.

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Crewe Alexandra 1. Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Uche Ikpeazu.

Booking

Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra).

Uche Ikpeazu (Doncaster Rovers) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

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

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by George Ray.

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

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

goal

As It Stood

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2MK Dons31178663313259
3Swindon30176756322457
4Preston29158644281653
5Sheff Utd2914694133848
6Doncaster3012993834445
7Oldham30111094141043
8Chesterfield31119114443142
9Bradford2811893733441
10Peterborough31125143840-241
11Fleetwood31118123032-241
12Gillingham31118124447-341
13Walsall301010103232040
14Scunthorpe29117114344-140
15Port Vale31116143845-739
16Rochdale281151250401038
17Notts County30108123237-538
18Crewe31115153253-2138
19Barnsley30105153948-935
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester3187163651-1531
22Crawley3179153255-2330
23Leyton Orient2978143846-829
24Yeovil3177172345-2228
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