League Two
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Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Mansfield Town

Doncaster Rovers
Doncaster Rovers have won five of their last six games

Doncaster Rovers won promotion back to League One at the first attempt after a narrow win over Mansfield.

Tommy Rowe's header from sub James Coppinger's corner was enough to see off the Stags.

Ben Whiteman went close to a leveller but his curled effort was just wide.

Rovers, relegated to League Two last May, have spent the majority of the season at the top of the table and now need just eight points to claim the title.

Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Sheffield: "The focus all week has been on winning promotion here at home.

"I said to the players before the game 'we are going to get this done but how do we do it? By default with other teams losing or do you want to do it by winning the game?'. The players showed tremendous character.

"It's massive turnaround from where we were 12 months ago and I have to thank the board. We recruited good characters and I have got a dressing room I can trust."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 38Lawlor
  • 2Alcock
  • 5Baudry
  • 6Butler
  • 24MasonSubstituted forWrightat 90+5'minutes
  • 4McCullough
  • 17Blair
  • 10Rowe
  • 7McSheffreySubstituted forCoppingerat 59'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forMayat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Marosi
  • 14Middleton
  • 15Wright
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 25Grant
  • 26Coppinger
  • 39May

Mansfield

  • 21Kean
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 6Taft
  • 3Benning
  • 18MacDonaldSubstituted forHamiltonat 69'minutes
  • 28Whiteman
  • 26Byrom
  • 10GreenBooked at 57mins
  • 32RoseSubstituted forPotterat 87'minutes
  • 7Coulthirst

Substitutes

  • 4Collins
  • 8Potter
  • 12Jensen
  • 15Howkins
  • 17Arquin
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24McGuire
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
9,903

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Joe Wright replaces Niall Mason.

Delay in match Ian Lawlor (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alfie Potter replaces Danny Rose.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

George Taft (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

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

Attempt blocked. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Mansfield Town 0. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jake Kean.

Attempt saved. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. CJ Hamilton replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jake Kean.

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Gary McSheffrey.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Andy Williams.

Gary McSheffrey (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Matt Green (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster41259781463584
2Plymouth412461161421978
3Portsmouth412281166363074
4Luton411715958372166
5Stevenage41205166556965
6Exeter411881565491662
7Carlisle411614115960-162
8Blackpool4115151162441860
9Cambridge41179155345860
10Colchester41179156054660
11Wycombe411611145250259
12Accrington411513135451358
13Mansfield411513134946358
14Grimsby411510165054-455
15Notts County41157194867-1952
16Barnet411215145055-551
17Crewe411212174859-1148
18Crawley41139194863-1548
19Morecambe41138204865-1747
20Yeovil411016154356-1346
21Cheltenham411013184559-1443
22Hartlepool411012195068-1842
23Newport41912204564-1939
24Leyton Orient4195274175-3432
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