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Leyton Orient 1-4 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster edged nearer to promotion by thrashing League Two's bottom club Leyton Orient.

John Marquis' double sandwiched efforts from Tommy Rowe and Mathieu Baudry, while Tom Parkes had levelled for the O's just before half-time.

It was a 16th home defeat of the campaign for Orient, who are due in the High Court on Monday having been served with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue & Customs.

Rowe's 12th goal of the season put the League Two leaders in front nine minutes before the break when he seized on a loose clearance and crashed a 20-yard shot past recalled goalkeeper Alex Cisak.

The O's equalised a minute before the interval when Parkes coolly slid the ball past Ian Lawlor after a counter-attack.

Rovers restored their lead 10 minutes after the break when Orient defender Aron Pollock played the ball across goal and into the path of Marquis, who fired in off the post from 20 yards.

Substitutes Andy Williams and Gary McSheffrey both missed easy chances for the visitors before Marquis showed them the way in the 82nd minute when he latched on to a McSheffrey cross to net his 23rd league goal of the season.

Former Orient defender Baudry volleyed home a fourth following a McSheffrey corner three minutes later, leaving Rovers 17 points ahead of fourth-placed Stevenage.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 25Pollock
  • 34Clark
  • 6Parkes
  • 29Judd
  • 22Semedo
  • 15AtanganaSubstituted forAlzateat 88'minutes
  • 4Kelly
  • 7Collins
  • 28KoromaSubstituted forDalbyat 77'minutes
  • 11MasseyBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 19Mezague
  • 20Liburd
  • 23Moncur
  • 24Sargeant
  • 30Dalby
  • 31Alzate
  • 38Happe

Doncaster

  • 38LawlorSubstituted forMarosiat 45'minutes
  • 17Blair
  • 6Butler
  • 5Baudry
  • 2Alcock
  • 10Rowe
  • 24MasonBooked at 67mins
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 78'minutes
  • 25Grant
  • 9Marquis
  • 39MaySubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McSheffrey
  • 11Williams
  • 12Lund
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Middleton
  • 19Mandeville
  • 27Evina
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,791

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Doncaster Rovers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Doncaster Rovers 4.

Attempt missed. Sam Dalby (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers).

Steven Alzate (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Steven Alzate replaces Nigel Atangana.

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

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Doncaster Rovers 4. Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary McSheffrey with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Aron Pollock.

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

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Doncaster Rovers 3. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary McSheffrey.

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Gary McSheffrey replaces James Coppinger.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Sam Dalby replaces Josh Koroma.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a fast break.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces Alfie May.

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

Attempt blocked. Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Hand ball by Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient).

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers).

Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth381981159342565
4Stevenage381941564521261
5Luton371514854342059
6Carlisle38151495656059
7Exeter381771460441658
8Blackpool381415959392057
9Mansfield381413114542355
10Wycombe381510134746155
11Colchester38159145350354
12Cambridge37158144842653
13Grimsby38149154547-251
14Barnet371115114751-448
15Morecambe37137174456-1246
16Accrington361112134547-245
17Yeovil381015133948-945
18Crewe381112154354-1145
19Crawley38129174460-1645
20Hartlepool381011174863-1541
21Notts County37117194165-2440
22Cheltenham38912173852-1439
23Newport37711194161-2032
24Leyton Orient3895244167-2632
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