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Accrington Stanley 3-2 Doncaster Rovers

Sean McConville scored a stoppage-time winner to earn Accrington a dramatic win over Doncaster.

League Two new boys Rovers should have had a dream start in the first minute when Stanley goalkeeper Aaron Chapman bundled over Matty Blair in the area.

But the keeper redeemed himself, diving low to his right to save Andy Williams' penalty and then scrambling away the follow-up.

Stanley, who finished fourth in the last campaign, edged ahead on eight minutes when Scott Brown played through Rommy Boco, who was one-on-one with keeper Ross Etheridge, and he slotted home the opener.

Rovers had not been behind for long when Tommy Rowe weaved his way into the area before firing home from 10 yards on 12 minutes.

Doncaster should have been comfortably ahead, with Andy Butler squandering two great chances.

Stanley made them pay on 29 minutes when defender Matty Pearson got the ball 30 yards out and unleashed a fierce shot into the bottom.

Doncaster dominated possession after the break but it was Stanley's McConville who came close, heading against the post.

With eight minutes left, sub Liam Mandeville's cross was slotted home by Williams as Doncaster thought they had rescued a point.

But there was more drama as former Manchester United and Burnley midfielder Chris Eagles sent McConville in for the winner, which he curled into the far corner of the net in the first minute of added time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 30DonacienBooked at 51minsSubstituted forJonesat 79'minutes
  • 5Beckles
  • 3Hughes
  • 2Pearson
  • 28Conneely
  • 8BrownBooked at 24mins
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forEaglesat 74'minutes
  • 14BocoSubstituted forMcCartanat 71'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 11McConville
  • 9Gornell

Substitutes

  • 1Parish
  • 4Davies
  • 10McCartan
  • 12Jones
  • 16Héry
  • 18Hewitt
  • 33Eagles

Doncaster

  • 1Etheridge
  • 12Lund
  • 6Butler
  • 24Mason
  • 17Blair
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMiddletonat 66'minutes
  • 16HoughtonSubstituted forMandevilleat 74'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 8CalderBooked at 43minsSubstituted forEvinaat 66'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 3Garrett
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Middleton
  • 15Wright
  • 19Mandeville
  • 23Beestin
  • 27Evina
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,647

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Doncaster Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Doncaster Rovers 2.

Attempt missed. Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Eagles (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers).

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Doncaster Rovers 2. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Seamus Conneely.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sean McConville.

Booking

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Doncaster Rovers 2. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Mandeville with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Callum Jones replaces Janoi Donacien because of an injury.

Delay in match Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) hits the left post with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces Jordan Houghton.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Chris Eagles replaces Jordan Clark.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Romuald Boco.

Delay in match Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces James Coppinger.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Cedric Evina replaces Riccardo Calder.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton11003033
2Blackpool11002023
3Grimsby11002023
4Yeovil11002023
5Accrington11003213
6Mansfield11003213
7Crewe11002113
8Crawley11001013
9Barnet10101101
10Cambridge10101101
11Carlisle10101101
12Cheltenham10101101
13Colchester10101101
14Hartlepool10101101
15Leyton Orient10101101
16Portsmouth10101101
17Doncaster100123-10
18Newport100123-10
19Stevenage100112-10
20Wycombe100101-10
21Exeter100102-20
22Morecambe100102-20
23Notts County100102-20
24Plymouth100103-30
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