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Rochdale 2-1 Doncaster Rovers

Rochdale scored two goals in stoppage time to earn victory against Doncaster Rovers in League One.

Dale looked destined for defeat as the game entered time added on until Mark Kitching fired a stunning equaliser.

And within a minute, striker Steven Davies made up for an earlier penalty miss with a dramatic winner.

The home side were handed a great chance to open the scoring when they were awarded a penalty in the eighth minute after Matt Done was brought down by Joe Wright.

But Davies failed to capitalise, firing too close to Ian Lawlor who comfortably saved.

Rovers edged ahead in the 74th minute when Andy Williams, with his back to goal, flicked the ball wide of Moore, his effort hitting the foot of the post and rebounding kindly for Marquis to slot home.

Dale went close late on when Davies' header was cleared off the line and Lawlor then pulled off a superb save to keep out Rafferty's drive.

But there was nothing he could do to keep out Kitching's dipping effort, which was quickly followed by Davies' close range finish.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 22Moore
  • 2Rafferty
  • 4McNultyBooked at 87mins
  • 6McGahey
  • 39BunneyBooked at 45mins
  • 12WilliamsBooked at 84mins
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forKitchingat 73'minutes
  • 27Cannon
  • 16DoneSubstituted forSlewat 83'minutes
  • 17Inman
  • 19Davies

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 5Canavan
  • 7Slew
  • 11Williams
  • 29Daniels
  • 32Kitching
  • 36Gillam

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 8Mason
  • 15Wright
  • 6Butler
  • 20Garratt
  • 26Coppinger
  • 16HoughtonSubstituted forKongoloat 72'minutes
  • 12Whiteman
  • 27Ben KhemisSubstituted forBlairat 34'minutes
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMayat 85'minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 7Kongolo
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Mandeville
  • 17Blair
  • 18Toffolo
  • 19May
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
2,371

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Doncaster Rovers 1. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tyler Garratt.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Doncaster Rovers 1. Mark Kitching (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Steve Davies.

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers).

Hand ball by Mark Kitching (Rochdale).

Booking

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

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

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Andy Williams.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Rochdale).

Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Mark Kitching (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jordan Slew replaces Matt Done.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Niall Mason.

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

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Doncaster Rovers 1. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Mark Kitching replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Rodney Kongolo replaces Jordan Houghton.

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

Attempt missed. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Steve Davies (Rochdale).

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Joe Bunney (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Jordan Williams (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Peterborough7511157816
3Charlton75021310315
4Bradford7421149514
5Blackpool7421117414
6Wigan6411113813
7Fleetwood6411117413
8Oxford Utd7331125712
9Rotherham7403159612
10Blackburn6402116512
11Scunthorpe733183512
12Bristol Rovers73041215-39
13Portsmouth722379-28
14Walsall72231014-48
15MK Dons721449-57
16Doncaster713379-26
17Northampton6204611-56
18Rochdale7133510-56
19Southend7133713-66
20Wimbledon712448-45
21Oldham71151016-64
22Bury7115814-64
23Plymouth7115613-74
24Gillingham7034511-63
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