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Crewe Alexandra 3-1 Doncaster Rovers

Darren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson has been in charge of Doncaster since October

Doncaster's relegation from League One was virtually sealed as bottom club Crewe came from behind to win for the first time in 16 games.

After a 30-minute delay at the start to drain a waterlogged pitch, Doncaster went ahead through Tommy Rowe's deflected 28th-minute strike.

But Crewe made it 1-1 at the break thanks to Callum Ainley's tap-in before Marcus Haber and Brad Inman struck.

Doncaster's inferior goal difference gives them no real chance of survival.

Rovers have one game left and are on -16. They are three points behind Fleetwood, who have two matches to play, and whose goal difference is -4.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 4Davis
  • 3Guthrie
  • 41Bakayogo
  • 15Fox
  • 20Jones
  • 18Bingham
  • 25AinleySubstituted forUdohat 81'minutes
  • 14SaundersSubstituted forInmanat 73'minutes
  • 9HaberSubstituted forRayat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 13Richards
  • 31Kirk
  • 39Udoh

Doncaster

  • 42Matthews
  • 2LundSubstituted forTaylor-Sinclairat 46'minutes
  • 6Butler
  • 38Alcock
  • 3Evina
  • 4McCullough
  • 26Coppinger
  • 24Rowe
  • 37CalderSubstituted forStewartat 72'minutes
  • 11Williams
  • 14TysonSubstituted forMandevilleat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 17Mackenzie
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 21Mandeville
  • 25Pugh
  • 27Stewart
  • 29Middleton
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,403

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by David Fox.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Attempt missed. Cameron Stewart (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).

Cameron Stewart (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 3, Doncaster Rovers 1. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Udoh.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Ray replaces Marcus Haber.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Bradden Inman.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Daniel Udoh replaces Callum Ainley.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

Attempt missed. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Riccardo Calder (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Callum Saunders.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Cameron Stewart replaces Riccardo Calder.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces Nathan Tyson.

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Attempt blocked. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Foul by Callum Saunders (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Harry Davis.

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

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Doncaster Rovers 1. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Harry Davis.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452415681414087
2Burton452591157372084
3Millwall452391371482378
4Walsall4422121063481578
5Bradford4522111253401377
6Barnsley452181666531371
7Scunthorpe4520111458471171
8Gillingham4519121470541669
9Coventry4518121565491666
10Sheff Utd451812156457766
11Rochdale451812156660666
12Port Vale451811165653365
13Peterborough45186217772560
14Southend451611185661-559
15Bury451512185371-1857
16Swindon451511196171-1056
17Oldham451218154456-1254
18Chesterfield45158225868-1053
19Shrewsbury451311215876-1850
20Fleetwood441115184953-448
21Blackpool451210233958-1946
22Doncaster451112224864-1645
23Colchester45913235697-4140
24Crewe45713254681-3534
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