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Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Exeter City

Exeter City booked their place in the League Two play-offs with an impressive victory over long-time leaders Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Goals from Jordan Moore-Taylor, David Wheeler and Liam McAlinden were enough for Exeter to condemn Doncaster to a third straight defeat which saw them slip to second place in the table behind Plymouth.

Moore-Taylor smashed in a 30-yard thunderbolt after 16 minutes, but Rovers were level in 26th minute when James Coppinger finished well from a tight angle.

The Dons endured a frustrating second half attempting to break Exeter down, and the visitors regained the lead just after the hour.

They were awarded a penalty when Joe Wright handled on the line, and although Ryan Harley saw his spot-kick saved by Ian Lawlor, Wheeler drilled in the rebound.

The win was sealed late on when Ollie Watkins squared for substitute McAlinden to score.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 38Lawlor
  • 2Alcock
  • 15WrightBooked at 59minsSubstituted forMandevilleat 66'minutes
  • 6ButlerBooked at 56mins
  • 17Blair
  • 25GrantSubstituted forMayat 79'minutes
  • 4McCulloughBooked at 58mins
  • 10Rowe
  • 24MasonBooked at 90mins
  • 9Marquis
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McSheffrey
  • 11Williams
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Middleton
  • 19Mandeville
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 39May

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 31Sweeney
  • 39Brown
  • 11Wheeler
  • 4James
  • 25Taylor
  • 7Harley
  • 12GrantSubstituted forTillsonat 69'minutes
  • 14Watkins
  • 33ReidSubstituted forMcAlindenat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 6Tillson
  • 10Holmes
  • 19McAlinden
  • 26Ampadu
  • 28Stacey
  • 29Croll
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
7,790

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Exeter City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Exeter City 3.

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

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

Booking

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

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Liam McAlinden (Exeter City).

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Exeter City 3. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ollie Watkins.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Lloyd James (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Conor Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Reuben Reid.

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

Foul by Ollie Watkins (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Ryan Harley (Exeter City).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces James Coppinger.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Troy Brown.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jordan Tillson replaces Joel Grant.

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces Joe Wright.

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jake Taylor.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Exeter City 2. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Penalty saved! Ryan Harley (Exeter City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Booking

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth452681170452586
2Doncaster4525101084533185
3Portsmouth452591173393484
4Luton451917967422574
5Exeter452181673532071
6Carlisle451717116666068
7Blackpool4517161266452167
8Stevenage45207186760767
9Cambridge45199175849966
10Colchester451812156557866
11Wycombe451812155753466
12Mansfield451714145248465
13Accrington451614155656062
14Grimsby451710185862-461
15Barnet451415165660-457
16Notts County45168215374-2156
17Crewe451313195466-1252
18Morecambe451410215270-1852
19Yeovil451117174962-1350
20Cheltenham451214194863-1550
21Crawley451311215169-1850
22Newport451112224972-2345
23Hartlepool451013225274-2243
24Leyton Orient45106294684-3836
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