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Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Sonny Bradley heads Plymouth's winner against Doncaster
Sonny Bradley's header earned a win which means Plymouth are now 13 points clear of fourth-placed Stevenage

Sonny Bradley's second-half header was enough to defeat League Two leaders Doncaster Rovers as Plymouth Argyle triumphed in the battle of the top two.

Bradley powered in the winner from six yards to earn a win which takes the Pilgrims to within three points of Rovers with seven games to play.

The hosts had more chances, with John Marquis' header and James Coppinger's volley well saved by Luke McCormick.

Tommy Rowe and Coppinger were denied by heroic Plymouth defending late on.

The defeat ends Doncaster's unbeaten home league record this season, with their previous league loss at the Keepmoat Stadium coming almost a year ago in the third tier.

Plymouth are now 13 points clear of fourth-placed Stevenage as they close in on automatic promotion.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 38Lawlor
  • 17Blair
  • 5Baudry
  • 6Butler
  • 2AlcockSubstituted forMcCulloughat 55'minutes
  • 24MasonSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 80'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 25Grant
  • 10Rowe
  • 39MaySubstituted forWilliamsat 73'minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 4McCullough
  • 7McSheffrey
  • 11Williams
  • 12Lund
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Middleton
  • 27Evina

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 15Bradley
  • 31Sokolik
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 14Jervis
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10CareySubstituted forBlissettat 90+2'minutes
  • 24Fox
  • 16KennedySubstituted forSongo'oat 74'minutes
  • 9SpencerSubstituted forTaylorat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Slew
  • 11Donaldson
  • 13Blissett
  • 19Taylor
  • 21Dorel
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
7,414

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Blissett replaces Graham Carey.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt missed. Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces James Spencer.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Gary McSheffrey replaces Niall Mason.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Yann Songo'o replaces Matthew Kennedy.

Hand ball by Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers).

Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces Alfie May.

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Hand ball by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt blocked. Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Luke McCullough replaces Craig Alcock because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Plymouth Argyle 1. Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Graham Carey following a set piece situation.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Andy Butler.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster39239775453078
2Plymouth392361059401975
3Portsmouth392081161352668
4Stevenage391951564521262
5Blackpool391515961402160
6Luton391515956371960
7Exeter391781463471659
8Carlisle391514105658-259
9Mansfield391513114843558
10Colchester39169145551457
11Wycombe391510144747055
12Cambridge38159144842654
13Grimsby391410154648-252
14Barnet391215125053-351
15Accrington381213134849-149
16Crewe391212154554-948
17Crawley39139174760-1348
18Yeovil391016134251-946
19Morecambe39137194661-1546
20Notts County39137194365-2246
21Hartlepool391011184965-1641
22Cheltenham39912183955-1639
23Newport39712204364-2133
24Leyton Orient3995254170-2932
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