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Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

Two of League One's form teams could not be separated as Doncaster Rovers and Plymouth Argyle battled out an entertaining draw.

Alfie Beestin scored his first ever league goal to give Doncaster the lead before half-time but Ryan Edwards equalised deep into the second half.

John Marquis missed a glorious chance to give Rovers the lead midway through the first half when racing clear only to see a tame effort batted away by Remi Matthews.

Doncaster would go ahead after 37 minutes, however, when Beestin clipped in a sublime half volley after latching onto a pass from Tommy Rowe.

The hosts started the second half the stronger but Plymouth soon began to threaten.

It took a goalline clearance from Matty Blair to keep out a powerful header from Sonny Bradley, while Ryan Taylor fired narrowly wide from the edge of the box.

But Argyle did level after 74 minutes. David Fox curled a free-kick to the far post where Edwards drilled a volley home from close range.

The visitors looked the more likely to snatch the win with Antoni Sarcevic drawing a fine save from Ian Lawlor as the spoils were shared to leave both sides sitting midtable with 35 points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 17Blair
  • 5BaudryBooked at 90mins
  • 6Butler
  • 8Mason
  • 16Houghton
  • 7KongoloSubstituted forWhitemanat 65'minutes
  • 10RoweBooked at 63mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 9Marquis
  • 22BeestinSubstituted forMayat 65'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 12Whiteman
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Mandeville
  • 15Wright
  • 19May
  • 20Garratt
  • 27Ben Khemis

Plymouth

  • 34Matthews
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 6Ness
  • 24Fox
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forAinsworthat 71'minutes
  • 19Taylor
  • 10Carey

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 14Jervis
  • 16Grant
  • 21Wylde
  • 31Cooper
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
7,494

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Fox following a set piece situation.

Booking

Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Benjamin Whiteman replaces Rodney Kongolo.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Alfie Beestin.

Attempt saved. Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Attempt missed. Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Second Half

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Alfie Beestin (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tommy Rowe.

Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan26176350123857
2Shrewsbury26166434181654
3Blackburn26157448242452
4Scunthorpe27148538231550
5Bradford2715394336748
6Charlton2712783432243
7Portsmouth27133113431342
8Rotherham27125104536941
9Peterborough2711794337640
10Oxford Utd28108104341238
11Fleetwood27106113841-336
12Doncaster2798103029135
13Plymouth2898113035-535
14Gillingham2781092930-134
15Walsall268993335-233
16Blackpool2889113438-433
17Bristol Rovers27103143643-733
18Southend2887133247-1531
19MK Dons2779112838-1030
20Oldham2878134050-1029
21Northampton2885152548-2329
22Wimbledon2677122231-928
23Rochdale26410122637-1122
24Bury2745181942-2317
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