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Portsmouth 1-2 Doncaster Rovers

First-half goals from John Marquis and Andy Williams helped Doncaster to a 2-1 win against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

Striker Marquis gave Doncaster a seventh-minute lead when he latched onto a long ball down the middle and rounded David Forde to slot into an empty goal.

It was the third home game in a row in which Pompey had fallen behind and Williams cleverly clipped over his shoulder to double the lead.

Pompey hit back hard and Carl Baker's powerful dipping effort from the edge of the area needed a top save from Marko Marosi to tip over before Doncaster left-back Cedric Evina almost fired into his own goal.

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Pompey were given a first-half lifeline when Joe Wright bizarrely hooked Gareth Evans' wayward cross into Baker's path and the winger thumped in.

Conor Chaplin failed to crane his header into an open goal, Baker dragged a long ball onto the bar and Curtis Main air-kicked under the bar.

But the best chance was kicked off the line by Andy Butler after Gary Roberts had headed towards goal as Pompey fell to a second straight defeat.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Forde
  • 26EvansBooked at 36mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Burgess
  • 3Stevens
  • 7Baker
  • 8Doyle
  • 4RoseSubstituted forLinganziat 54'minutes
  • 22NaismithSubstituted forLalkovicat 54'minutes
  • 11Roberts
  • 19ChaplinSubstituted forMainat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 9Smith
  • 10Lalkovic
  • 13O'Brien
  • 14Main
  • 23Bennett
  • 24Linganzi

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 25RichardsonSubstituted forCalderat 29'minutesSubstituted forMasonat 68'minutes
  • 15Wright
  • 6ButlerBooked at 58mins
  • 27EvinaBooked at 88mins
  • 17Blair
  • 16Houghton
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMiddletonat 75'minutes
  • 9MarquisBooked at 90mins
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 5Baudry
  • 8Calder
  • 14Middleton
  • 19Mandeville
  • 23Beestin
  • 24Mason
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
16,950

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Doncaster Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Doncaster Rovers 2.

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Matty Blair.

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Amine Linganzi (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Booking

Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Carl Baker (Portsmouth).

Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

Foul by Curtis Main (Portsmouth).

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Baker (Portsmouth).

Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces James Coppinger.

Attempt saved. Curtis Main (Portsmouth) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Carl Baker (Portsmouth) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Curtis Main replaces Conor Chaplin.

Delay in match (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Niall Mason replaces Riccardo Calder.

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

Attempt missed. Milan Lalkovic (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Booking

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Amine Linganzi replaces Danny Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Milan Lalkovic replaces Kal Naismith.

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11812178925
2Doncaster116232214820
3Carlisle114701611519
4Luton115332012818
5Crawley115331313018
6Portsmouth115241812617
7Notts County105231714317
8Crewe114521515017
9Grimsby115151717016
10Morecambe105141618-216
11Colchester114341616015
12Accrington114341515015
13Hartlepool113621718-115
14Mansfield11353910-114
15Wycombe114251315-214
16Blackpool113441512313
17Leyton Orient113351214-212
18Barnet102621012-212
19Cambridge113351015-512
20Stevenage103251417-311
21Yeovil113171119-810
22Cheltenham111641215-39
23Exeter11308816-89
24Newport91351015-56
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