League One
ColchesterColchester United0DoncasterDoncaster Rovers1

Colchester United 0-1 Doncaster Rovers

Colchester are still searching for their first victory of the League One season after relegated Doncaster clinched their third straight away win.

Rovers winger Kyle Bennett struck the winner midway through the second half in a game that lacked clear chances.

Bennett shifted a loose ball on to his left foot to fire low past home keeper Sam Walker after a goalmouth scramble.

Rovers went close to 2-0 through Dean Furman and Theo Robinson, with Colchester rarely threatening.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Walker
  • 20Clohessy
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 3Gordon
  • 15BeanBooked at 50minsSubstituted forHolmanat 73'minutes
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 90mins
  • 24MoncurSubstituted forEastmondat 72'minutes
  • 25VoseSubstituted forMasseyat 73'minutes
  • 9Ibehre
  • 11Sears

Substitutes

  • 6Eastmond
  • 10Holman
  • 12Lewington
  • 21Massey
  • 26Kent
  • 28Szmodics
  • 30Curtis

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Steer
  • 22Wabara
  • 12McCullough
  • 6McCombe
  • 3Evina
  • 18Keegan
  • 21De Val Fernandez
  • 26Coppinger
  • 4Furman
  • 23Bennett
  • 9RobinsonSubstituted forTysonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Marosi
  • 14Tyson
  • 15Wakefield
  • 25Peterson
  • 29Middleton
  • 30Askins
  • 32Whitehouse
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
3,162

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 0, Doncaster Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Doncaster Rovers 1.

  3. Booking

    Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

  6. Post update

    Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sean Clohessy (Colchester United).

  9. Post update

    Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Nathan Tyson replaces Theo Robinson.

  11. Post update

    Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jamie McCombe.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

  18. Post update

    Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

  20. Post update

    Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.