League One
DoncasterDoncaster Rovers2ColchesterColchester United0

Darren Ferguson won at home for the first time as Doncaster Rovers manager as his side overcame Colchester United.

Colchester's George Moncur and Callum Harriott forced Rovers goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann into fine saves early in the first half.

Midfielder Conor Grant, making his debut on loan from Everton, gave the hosts the lead with a 20-yard strike.

And Rovers sealed victory when James Coppinger latched onto a long ball and played in Andy Williams to slot home.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 2Lund
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 6Butler
  • 3EvinaSubstituted forKeeganat 79'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 29Middleton
  • 22Grant
  • 27StewartSubstituted forMcCulloughat 67'minutes
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forMainat 73'minutes
  • 14Tyson

Substitutes

  • 4McCullough
  • 7Wellens
  • 9Main
  • 10Forrester
  • 18Keegan
  • 21Mandeville
  • 23Marosi

Colchester

  • 12Jones
  • 14Olufemi
  • 6ElokobiSubstituted forKentat 65'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 3Briggs
  • 8Gilbey
  • 10Moncur
  • 28AmbroseSubstituted forBonneat 72'minutes
  • 2Garvan
  • 31Harriott
  • 45Sordell

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 15Kent
  • 19Bonne
  • 20Lapslie
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 27Curtis
  • 33Parish
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
5,324

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Coppinger.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Harry Middleton.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mitchell Lund (Doncaster Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Callum Harriott (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers).

  13. Post update

    George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Keegan replaces Cedric Evina.