League One
Doncaster2Colchester0

Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Colchester United

Doncaster Rovers
The victory was Doncaster's first win in three matches and moved them into the League One play-off places

Doncaster moved back into the League One play-off places with a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Colchester.

Colchester, who are now two points from safety, had the opportunity to take a first-half lead but striker Chris Porter blasted his penalty wide after being fouled by Reece Wabara.

Rovers, who had lost their last two league matches, broke the deadlock in the 40th minute through Enda Stevens.

Nathan Tyson sealed victory from the penalty spot eight minutes from time.

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Paul Dickov: Doncaster Rovers manager on Colchester win

"We're pleased. It's a really professional performance to get back on track.

"People may look at Colchester being down there but they beat Bristol City last week and we've seen what Bristol City did to us.

"So getting back on track with a clean sheet was important because we've conceded some poor goals recently.

"It's a thoroughly deserved three points."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 43Bywater
  • 22WabaraBooked at 12mins
  • 12McCullough
  • 16Butler
  • 17Stevens
  • 8RazakSubstituted forBennettat 79'minutes
  • 18Keegan
  • 4Furman
  • 19Wellens
  • 14TysonSubstituted forIkpeazuat 86'minutes
  • 11MainBooked at 76minsSubstituted forForresterat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Evina
  • 6McCombe
  • 9Robinson
  • 10Forrester
  • 13Marosi
  • 20Ikpeazu
  • 23Bennett

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 20ClohessyBooked at 9minsSubstituted forGordonat 65'minutes
  • 18EastmanBooked at 86mins
  • 5Osborne
  • 2Wynter
  • 41HewittSubstituted forMoncurat 82'minutes
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 46mins
  • 38Fox
  • 21Massey
  • 42Porter
  • 27BonneSubstituted forHealeyat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Gordon
  • 11Marriott
  • 12Lewington
  • 19Healey
  • 24Moncur
  • 25McEvoy
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
6,330

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home24
Away10
Shots on Target
Home10
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Colchester United 0.

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

Attempt saved. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Healey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

Rhys Healey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Nathan Tyson.

Booking

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Enda Stevens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rhys Healey (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Colchester United 0. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. George Moncur replaces Elliott Hewitt.

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. Dean Furman draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Alex Wynter (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces Abdul Razak.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Forrester replaces Curtis Main.

Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).

Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Abdul Razak (Doncaster Rovers).

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Enda Stevens (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Rhys Healey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rhys Healey replaces Macauley Bonne.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City33217562303270
2MK Dons33188767333462
3Preston32188651282362
4Swindon33187859352461
5Sheff Utd3215894637953
6Doncaster33139114140148
7Chesterfield33129124744345
8Bradford32129114138345
9Port Vale33136144245-345
10Peterborough33135154043-344
11Fleetwood33128133236-444
12Barnsley33135154348-544
13Oldham321110114148-743
14Gillingham33119134650-442
15Rochdale31125145243941
16Walsall331011123336-341
17Scunthorpe32118134448-441
18Crewe33116163255-2339
19Notts County32108143340-738
20Coventry32812123444-1036
21Leyton Orient3298154348-535
22Colchester3397173955-1634
23Crawley33810153557-2234
24Yeovil3379172648-2230
View full League One table

Top Stories