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Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Accrington Stanley

League Two leaders Doncaster dropped points for the fifth consecutive game as they were held to a draw by valiant Accrington.

Jonny Edwards netted an equaliser nine minutes from time to deny Rovers, who are now three points clear of Plymouth at the top.

The visitors took a shock lead with just four minutes gone when Shay McCarten robbed the ball from Conor Grant in midfield, charged half the length of the pitch and finished confidently past Ian Lawlor.

Doncaster responded well to the setback and went close through Alfie May and James Coppinger, but they did find the leveller after 20 minutes when Matty Blair charged down the right and found Tommy Rowe, who finished well at the second attempt.

Rovers went in front in the 58th minute as May flicked on a Coppinger cross, leaving John Marquis through on goal to finish confidently.

Doncaster looked comfortable with their lead and pushed for a third, but they were hit with a hammer blow when Accrington levelled.

A free-kick from deep was headed back across goal allowing substitute Edwards to nod in from close range.

Rowe could have won it late for Rovers but curled wide after going through on goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 38Lawlor
  • 2Alcock
  • 6Butler
  • 24MasonBooked at 42mins
  • 17Blair
  • 14Middleton
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forBaudryat 79'minutes
  • 25Grant
  • 10RoweBooked at 68mins
  • 39MaySubstituted forWilliamsat 80'minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 5Baudry
  • 7McSheffrey
  • 11Williams
  • 18Keegan
  • 22Longbottom
  • 27Evina

Accrington

  • 12Rodak
  • 14BocoSubstituted forShawat 75'minutes
  • 2PearsonBooked at 86mins
  • 3HughesBooked at 67mins
  • 32Rodgers
  • 7Clark
  • 8BrownBooked at 28minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 68'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 15ClareSubstituted forHusinat 45'minutes
  • 10McCartanBooked at 42mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 4Davies
  • 9Gornell
  • 16Husin
  • 19Shaw
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Edwards
  • 26Sykes
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
5,272

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

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

Foul by Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Booking

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Accrington Stanley 2. Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matty Pearson.

Foul by Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces Alfie May.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Mathieu Baudry replaces James Coppinger.

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

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

Foul by Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Brayden Shaw replaces Romuald Boco.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster33198663402365
2Plymouth32195852351762
3Carlisle33151355648858
4Portsmouth32167948291955
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter331561253371651
7Colchester33148115042850
8Mansfield33131194338550
9Stevenage33154145250249
10Cambridge32137124137446
11Wycombe33137134042-246
12Barnet331112104144-345
13Morecambe32136134147-645
14Grimsby33128133940-144
15Blackpool321013947351243
16Crawley32126144050-1042
17Yeovil33912123340-739
18Crewe33812133648-1236
19Cheltenham33811143746-935
20Accrington31810133444-1034
21Notts County3397173758-2134
22Hartlepool33711153958-1932
23Leyton Orient3385203551-1629
24Newport33511173753-1626
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