Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Colchester United 0.
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.
- 3EvinaSubstituted forKeeganat 79'minutes
- 27StewartSubstituted forMcCulloughat 67'minutes
- 11WilliamsSubstituted forMainat 73'minutes
- 6ElokobiSubstituted forKentat 65'minutes
- 28AmbroseSubstituted forBonneat 72'minutes
- Graham Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Colchester United 0.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke McCullough.
Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).
Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Coppinger.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Harry Middleton.
Foul by Mitchell Lund (Doncaster Rovers).
Callum Harriott (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).
Foul by Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers).
George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers).
Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Frankie Kent.
Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Keegan replaces Cedric Evina.