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Doncaster Rovers 4-1 Yeovil Town

A hat-trick from Andy Williams helped Doncaster claim their third consecutive victory by beating 10-man Yeovil.

James Coppinger also netted for Darren Ferguson's side while Ryan Hedges scored for the Glovers, who saw Bevis Mugabi sent off for a second bookable offence.

Rovers started in red-hot fashion and took the lead after just 34 seconds.

Williams lashed home a fine volley on the angle after meeting John Marquis' knock back from a corner.

But Yeovil were much the better side in the first half without truly testing Rovers goalkeeper Marko Marosi.

They were made to pay when Rovers doubled their advantage in the 54th minute, Coppinger volleying in from 15 yards.

Yeovil hit back two minutes later as Hedges intercepted Matty Blair's careless backwards header and fired past Marosi.

The afternoon got a little easier for the hosts when Mugabi saw red in the 76th minute following his second booking for dragging down the breaking Williams.

And there was no stopping the Rovers striker who calmly slotted home from close range eight minutes from time before heading home Tommy Rowe's cross unmarked in injury time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

REACTION: Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson speaks to BBC Radio Sheffield

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 12LundSubstituted forMiddletonat 55'minutes
  • 15Wright
  • 6Butler
  • 27Evina
  • 16Houghton
  • 17Blair
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerBooked at 66minsSubstituted forMandevilleat 85'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 8Calder
  • 14Middleton
  • 19Mandeville
  • 21Pugh
  • 23Beestin
  • 29Fielding

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Shephard
  • 3Smith
  • 16Butcher
  • 5MugabiBooked at 76mins
  • 4DolanBooked at 85mins
  • 7DawsonBooked at 54mins
  • 8Lawless
  • 10KhanSubstituted forCampbellat 61'minutes
  • 9EavesSubstituted forMcLeodat 55'minutes
  • 23HedgesSubstituted forWhitfieldat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Maddison
  • 15Copp
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 18McLeod
  • 19Campbell
  • 20Lea
  • 28Whitfield
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,686

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 4, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 4, Yeovil Town 1.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 4, Yeovil Town 1. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tommy Rowe.

Attempt missed. Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces James Coppinger.

Booking

Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Yeovil Town 1. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Coppinger.

Attempt missed. Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ben Whitfield replaces Ryan Hedges.

Foul by Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers).

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt missed. Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Booking

Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

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

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Tahvon Campbell replaces Otis Khan.

Izale McLeod (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Otis Khan (Yeovil Town).

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morecambe540185312
2Luton5311104610
3Doncaster531195410
4Colchester531185310
5Mansfield531176110
6Carlisle52306429
7Plymouth53025509
8Portsmouth52214318
9Crawley52215508
10Leyton Orient52127527
11Notts County52127707
12Grimsby520311926
13Barnet51315416
14Cheltenham51315416
15Hartlepool51319906
16Crewe513167-16
17Blackpool51224405
18Newport512278-15
19Wycombe512235-25
20Accrington5113710-34
21Yeovil511347-34
22Stevenage5113612-64
23Exeter510437-43
24Cambridge502339-62
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