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Coventry City 1-3 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers came from behind to keep up their League One play-off hopes against relegation-threatened Coventry.

The Sky Blues led at the break after Jim O'Brien set up Dominic Samuel early on to fire into the bottom corner.

Rovers levelled when Richie Wellens fought his way into the box before firing past goalkeeper Lee Burge.

Jonson Clarke-Harris then scored at the second attempt to make it 2-1 before Harry Forrester slid in after Aaron Martin's error to seal victory.

Rovers move up to ninth place, three points from the play-off places, while Coventry are just a point above the relegation zone in 18th, just a point clear of trouble.

Sky Blues manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"We started the game extremely well but, in the last 15 minutes of the first half, we stopped doing the things we were good at. The start of the second half was as poor a start as I've seen.

"But, after a decent first half, maybe a few started to believe that we were better than we are, and we paid for it. It was disappointing after such a good start. We were unrecognisable in the second half.

"The players haven't won many football matches this season at the Ricoh Arena, and we have to find a way.

"I am disappointed that we didn't find a performance. We have to have a realisation that we don't get carried away with a few good results. We're in a predicament still."

Line-ups

Coventry

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Burge
  • 2Willis
  • 22Pennington
  • 21Martin
  • 30Stokes
  • 16BartonSubstituted forOdelusiat 45'minutes
  • 8Ward
  • 14Samuel
  • 11O'BrienBooked at 38minsSubstituted forJacksonat 79'minutes
  • 7Fleck
  • 19NoubleBooked at 14minsSubstituted forPhillipsat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 12Jackson
  • 17Odelusi
  • 18Phillips
  • 25Turgott
  • 27Finch
  • 33Charles-Cook

Doncaster

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 43Bywater
  • 17Stevens
  • 16Butler
  • 12McCullough
  • 22Wabara
  • 8RazakBooked at 17minsSubstituted forForresterat 23'minutes
  • 23Bennett
  • 19Wellens
  • 4Furman
  • 11MainSubstituted forRobinsonat 90'minutes
  • 14TysonSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 61'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 3Evina
  • 6McCombe
  • 7Clarke-Harris
  • 9Robinson
  • 10Forrester
  • 13Marosi
  • 29Middleton
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
8,699

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 1, Doncaster Rovers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Doncaster Rovers 3.

  3. Post update

    Matthew Pennington (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simeon Jackson (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City).

  7. Post update

    Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Fleck (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Curtis Main.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

  13. Post update

    Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Coventry City 1, Doncaster Rovers 3. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Curtis Main.

  15. Post update

    Chris Stokes (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Grant Ward (Coventry City).

  18. Post update

    Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Simeon Jackson replaces Jim O'Brien.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City38258573324183
2Preston372110663323173
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd371610115143858
6Peterborough38175164646056
7Barnsley38167155150155
8Rochdale361651563471653
9Doncaster381411134848053
10Fleetwood381410143943-452
11Chesterfield37149145449551
12Bradford361312114642451
13Oldham371310144656-1049
14Gillingham381212145256-448
15Port Vale38146184753-648
16Walsall371113133641-546
17Scunthorpe361110154856-843
18Coventry381013154354-1143
19Crawley381110174364-2143
20Notts County37119173750-1342
21Crewe38126203568-3342
22Leyton Orient37109184753-639
23Colchester38108204663-1738
24Yeovil3889212858-3033
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