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Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Peterborough United

Luke James
Luke James scored his first goal in the league since joining Peterborough United last summer.

Peterborough United made it four consecutive wins under Dave Robertson as they kept their play-off hopes alive with a win against Doncaster Rovers.

The visitors broke the deadlock when Luke James latched onto Jon Taylor's cross with a superb diving header.

Joe Newell could have put Posh two up but his long-range strike was well tipped over the bar by Stephen Bywater.

Peterborough doubled their lead late on when they broke from a Doncaster corner and Conor Washington fired home.

Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Dickov on Doncaster v Peterborough

"We didn't deserve anything out of the game, the better team won sometimes you have to hold your hands up.

"We knew it was going to be tough and it was.

"Both their goals have come from mistakes, which isn't on. We shouldn't have let them break from a corner, at 1-0 we always had a chance but letting them break and get a second killed the game."

Peterborough United caretaker manager Dave Robertson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

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Robertson - Players were magnificent

"That was a very, very tough game, Doncaster are an excellent footballing team, and we knew we'd have to be dogged and work for each other.

"We knew our width would cause problems against their diamond though, and as it materialised we had 14 crosses in the first half.

"We knew they'd change their shape and have a go at us in the second half but I have to say the boys were magnificent.

"Our goalkeeper has been outstanding for us, he's an absolute competitor, and the save he made at 1-0 was the big moment of the game."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 43Bywater
  • 22Wabara
  • 12McCullough
  • 16Butler
  • 17StevensBooked at 37mins
  • 7Clarke-Harris
  • 4FurmanSubstituted forRazakat 82'minutes
  • 19Wellens
  • 10ForresterSubstituted forBennettat 66'minutes
  • 11Main
  • 14TysonSubstituted forRobinsonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Evina
  • 6McCombe
  • 8Razak
  • 9Robinson
  • 13Marosi
  • 23Bennett
  • 29Middleton

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 6BostwickBooked at 74mins
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 3NtlheBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBrisleyat 90+1'minutes
  • 7Taylor
  • 8PayneBooked at 31mins
  • 25Zakuani
  • 17NewellSubstituted forAndersonat 76'minutes
  • 9JamesSubstituted forVassellat 86'minutes
  • 14WashingtonBooked at 53mins

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 10Oztumer
  • 12Vassell
  • 23Norris
  • 28Anderson
  • 32Henry
  • 35Beautyman
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
11,520

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaun Brisley replaces Kgosi Ntlhe.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Peterborough United 2. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyle Vassell.

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Vassell replaces Luke James.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Abdul Razak replaces Dean Furman.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

Foul by Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers).

Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Harry Anderson replaces Joe Newell.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Nathan Tyson.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Joe Newell (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay in match Luke James (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces Harry Forrester.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Dean Furman.

Attempt blocked. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Doncaster Rovers).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United).

Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Conor Washington (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Joe Newell.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

Attempt saved. Luke James (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 0, Peterborough United 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City37248570323880
2Preston35209660312969
3Swindon36207963382567
4MK Dons36189969383163
5Sheff Utd35159114942754
6Barnsley36165155049153
7Peterborough36165154544153
8Fleetwood36149133739-251
9Bradford351311114440450
10Doncaster361311124445-150
11Chesterfield35139135148348
12Port Vale36146164549-448
13Rochdale341451558451347
14Gillingham361211135051-147
15Oldham351210134453-946
16Walsall361112133540-545
17Scunthorpe351110144753-643
18Notts County35119153544-942
19Crewe36126183564-2942
20Coventry36913144051-1140
21Leyton Orient35108174752-538
22Crawley36910173962-2337
23Colchester3697204261-1934
24Yeovil3789202856-2833
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