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Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers eased to a convincing League One win at Plymouth Argyle who were reduced to 10 men for a fourth home game in a row.

Darren Ferguson's side were three goals to the good before central defender Sonny Bradley was sent off for an off-the-ball incident at an attacking Argyle corner.

Andy Butler stooped to head Rovers ahead after Alfie May's volley was pushed on to the crossbar by goalkeeper Luke McCormick, who could do nothing about the follow-up.

John Marquis extended Doncaster's lead on the hour when McCormick failed to hold the Doncaster striker's first effort.

May then made it 3-0, steering substitute Rodney Kongolo's cross from the right past McCormick and in off the far post with the deftest of touches.

It could have been more for Rovers, who were automatically promoted with Plymouth from League Two last season, with skipper James Coppinger and May going close.

Argyle's best chance was created by midfielder Antoni Sarcevic whose first-half shot on the run skimmed the bar.

Match report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MillerBooked at 15minsSubstituted forAinsworthat 67'minutes
  • 5Edwards
  • 15BradleyBooked at 80mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 4Songo'oBooked at 40minsSubstituted forFoxat 45'minutes
  • 6NessSubstituted forWyldeat 67'minutes
  • 27Fletcher
  • 9Ciftci
  • 11LameirasBooked at 24mins

Substitutes

  • 8Ainsworth
  • 13Blissett
  • 16Grant
  • 20Sokolik
  • 21Wylde
  • 24Fox
  • 25Letheren

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 15Wright
  • 6Butler
  • 8Mason
  • 17BlairSubstituted forToffoloat 55'minutes
  • 16HoughtonBooked at 42mins
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMandevilleat 81'minutes
  • 12WhitemanSubstituted forKongoloat 55'minutes
  • 10Rowe
  • 19MayBooked at 50mins
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 7Kongolo
  • 11Williams
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Mandeville
  • 18Toffolo
  • 20Garratt
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
8,510

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away14
Shots on Target
Home0
Away10
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Attempt saved. Harry Toffolo (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Harry Toffolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nadir Ciftci (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle).

Harry Toffolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces James Coppinger.

Dismissal

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Gregg Wylde.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Doncaster Rovers 3. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rodney Kongolo.

Attempt saved. Harry Toffolo (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Gregg Wylde.

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

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by David Fox.

Attempt missed. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Gary Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces Jamie Ness.

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

Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Harry Toffolo (Doncaster Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Doncaster Rovers 2. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt saved. Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Rodney Kongolo replaces Benjamin Whiteman.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Toffolo replaces Matty Blair.

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

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury9720136723
2Peterborough96211910920
3Bradford9621169720
4Wigan96121761119
5Scunthorpe9531113818
6Blackpool95221511417
7Charlton95131412216
8Rotherham95042011915
9Blackburn8413128413
10Fleetwood84131415-113
11MK Dons9414911-213
12Oxford Utd93331410412
13Walsall93331316-312
14Bristol Rovers94051519-412
15Portsmouth93241112-111
16Southend92431317-410
17Doncaster9234101009
18Rochdale92341013-39
19Wimbledon9225510-58
20Northampton9216815-77
21Bury9135915-66
22Gillingham9135614-86
23Plymouth9126616-105
24Oldham91171223-114
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