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Cambridge United 2-3 Doncaster Rovers

League Two leaders Doncaster held on to win at Cambridge to claim their first victory in six matches.

Tommy Rowe put Darren Ferguson's side ahead after 18 minutes, firing beyond Will Norris for his third goal in four games, before Conor Grant crossed from the right for Mathieu Baudry to turn home five minutes later.

That all came after Doncaster survived a ninth-minute penalty, which saw Cambridge's top scorer Luke Berry lift his spot-kick over the bar after goalkeeper Ian Lawlor was deemed to have felled Ben Williamson in the box.

Having missed a good chance from close range before half-time, John Marquis made it 3-0 after 71 minutes, scoring his 20th goal of the season from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by Leon Legge.

Having offered little, Cambridge got a goal back 12 minutes from time when George Maris thundered a spectacular effort from 30 yards which flew in off the underside of the bar, and Berry headed a fine goal in injury time to give the scoreline a more competitive look.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 2Taylor
  • 6LeggeBooked at 70mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 19CarrollSubstituted forDunkat 71'minutes
  • 4DunneSubstituted forMcDonaghat 57'minutes
  • 16O'Neil
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8Berry
  • 18Maris
  • 10WilliamsonSubstituted forElitoat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dunk
  • 12Wharton
  • 13Gregory
  • 15McDonagh
  • 21Elito
  • 22Lewis
  • 27Davies

Doncaster

  • 38Lawlor
  • 17Blair
  • 2Alcock
  • 6Butler
  • 24Mason
  • 5Baudry
  • 25GrantSubstituted forKeeganat 88'minutes
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMiddletonat 76'minutes
  • 39MaySubstituted forWilliamsat 75'minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 7McSheffrey
  • 11Williams
  • 14Middleton
  • 18Keegan
  • 22Longbottom
  • 27Evina
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,236

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Doncaster Rovers 3. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Harrison Dunk with a cross.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Keegan replaces Conor Grant.

Attempt blocked. Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Doncaster Rovers 3. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

James Dunne (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces James Coppinger.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces Alfie May.

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

Attempt blocked. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Jake Carroll.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Doncaster Rovers 3. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Leon Legge (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. John Marquis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Medy Elito replaces Ben Williamson.

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Roberts (Cambridge United).

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster34208666422468
2Plymouth33195952361662
3Carlisle34151365649758
4Portsmouth33168949301956
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter341661255381754
7Stevenage34164145651552
8Mansfield34131294338551
9Colchester34148125043750
10Grimsby34138134040047
11Wycombe34138134244-247
12Cambridge33137134340346
13Barnet341113104346-346
14Morecambe33137134248-646
15Blackpool331014949371244
16Crawley33126154152-1142
17Yeovil34913123340-740
18Cheltenham34911143846-838
19Notts County34107173858-2037
20Crewe34812143652-1636
21Accrington32811133646-1035
22Hartlepool34811154358-1535
23Leyton Orient3485213655-1929
24Newport33511173753-1626
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