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Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Colchester United

Darren Ferguson won at home for the first time as Doncaster Rovers manager as his side overcame Colchester United.

Colchester's George Moncur and Callum Harriott forced Rovers goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann into fine saves early in the first half.

Midfielder Conor Grant, making his debut on loan from Everton, gave the hosts the lead with a 20-yard strike.

And Rovers sealed victory when James Coppinger latched onto a long ball and played in Andy Williams to slot home.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 2Lund
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 6Butler
  • 3EvinaSubstituted forKeeganat 79'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 29Middleton
  • 22Grant
  • 27StewartSubstituted forMcCulloughat 67'minutes
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forMainat 73'minutes
  • 14Tyson

Substitutes

  • 4McCullough
  • 7Wellens
  • 9Main
  • 10Forrester
  • 18Keegan
  • 21Mandeville
  • 23Marosi

Colchester

  • 12Jones
  • 14Olufemi
  • 6ElokobiSubstituted forKentat 65'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 3Briggs
  • 8Gilbey
  • 10Moncur
  • 28AmbroseSubstituted forBonneat 72'minutes
  • 2Garvan
  • 31Harriott
  • 45Sordell

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 15Kent
  • 19Bonne
  • 20Lapslie
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 27Curtis
  • 33Parish
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
5,324

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Colchester United 0.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Coppinger.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Harry Middleton.

Foul by Mitchell Lund (Doncaster Rovers).

Callum Harriott (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers).

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Keegan replaces Cedric Evina.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Curtis Main replaces Andy Williams.

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Darren Ambrose because of an injury.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Luke McCullough replaces Cameron Stewart.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Frankie Kent replaces George Elokobi because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Colchester United 0. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Coppinger.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Foul by Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers).

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Colchester United).

Foul by Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers).

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall1695228141432
2Burton1610241613332
3Gillingham1694331181331
4Coventry1584325141128
5Wigan167632618827
6Bury167632824427
7Millwall167452423125
8Sheff Utd167362622424
9Scunthorpe167272118323
10Chesterfield167272223-123
11Southend166551718-123
12Peterborough166373227521
13Rochdale165652018221
14Bradford155641618-221
15Port Vale165561818020
16Colchester165562534-920
17Shrewsbury165291923-417
18Doncaster164571322-917
19Oldham1621041723-616
20Blackpool154471522-716
21Fleetwood164391924-515
22Barnsley154291623-714
23Swindon163492027-713
24Crewe163491424-1013
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