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Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Gillingham

Doncaster settled for a point on their return to League One after a 0-0 draw with Gillingham.

Rovers midfielder Ben Whiteman saw one strike hit the woodwork and another cleared off the line, while the visitors also had opportunities to walk away with the spoils in an entertaining encounter at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The hosts had the better of the play overall and should have been in front early in the game with Liam Mandeville and Matty Blair both going close.

Gillingham surged back as the half wore on with Gabriel Zakuani seeing a header clawed off the line by Ian Lawlor while Danny Andrew drew a fine save from Thomas Holy at the opposite end.

Doncaster continued to have the better of the chances with Holy saving an Andy Butler header while Mandeville drilled narrowly over.

Gills' Scott Wagstaff made sure Lawlor stayed alert with a rasping drive while John Marquis curled wide from 20-yards as Rovers looked the more likely to win it.

And Whiteman twice went close to ensuring that, sending a dipping volley back off the crossbar before seeing another superb strike headed over by O'Neill.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 17BlairSubstituted forKongoloat 70'minutes
  • 15Wright
  • 6Butler
  • 3Andrew
  • 8Mason
  • 12Whiteman
  • 10Rowe
  • 26Coppinger
  • 14MandevilleSubstituted forMayat 90'minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 7Kongolo
  • 13Marosi
  • 19May
  • 20Garratt
  • 21Longbottom
  • 22Beestin

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 6Zakuani
  • 5Ehmer
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forNashat 90'minutes
  • 16BinghamSubstituted forWrightat 73'minutes
  • 11L Martin
  • 33Byrne
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 9EavesBooked at 61minsSubstituted forWilkinsonat 66'minutes
  • 14Parker

Substitutes

  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 24Cundle
  • 25O'Mara
  • 27Nash
  • 30Hadler
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
7,512

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Gillingham 0.

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Liam Nash replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Liam Mandeville.

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Lee Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

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

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Wright replaces Billy Bingham because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Billy Bingham (Gillingham) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Rodney Kongolo replaces Matty Blair.

Delay in match John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Conor Wilkinson replaces Tom Eaves.

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Booking

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Attempt blocked. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11002023
2Oxford Utd11002023
3Portsmouth11002023
4Bradford11002113
5Peterborough11002113
6Southend11002113
7Bury11001013
8Charlton11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Wimbledon10101101
12Scunthorpe10101101
13Doncaster10100001
14Gillingham10100001
15Blackburn100112-10
16Blackpool100112-10
17Plymouth100112-10
18Bristol Rovers100101-10
19MK Dons100101-10
20Northampton100101-10
21Walsall100101-10
22Oldham100102-20
23Rochdale100102-20
24Rotherham100102-20
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