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Scunthorpe United 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster's League One relegation concerns increased as they were beaten by Scunthorpe to suffer a seventh defeat in eight games.

The home side took the lead when Tom Hopper swept in a shot following a left-wing cross from Conor Townsend.

Doncaster struggled to break down a solid home defence and went further behind when centre-back David Mirfin headed in a Jim O'Brien corner.

The defeat leaves Rovers two points above the relegation zone.

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Daws on Scunthorpe v Doncaster

Scunthorpe manager Nick Daws told BBC Radio Humberside: "The performance, for a derby game, I thought was excellent from start to finish.

"We yet again showed our desire and determination to win a football match and today we've got our just rewards. We were excellent.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 82mins
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23Wallace
  • 17Townsend
  • 12Bishop
  • 15DawsonSubstituted forKingat 81'minutes
  • 22HopperSubstituted forWoottonat 83'minutes
  • 26Ness
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 89'minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 8Vose
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 18King
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Wootton

Doncaster

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 4McCullough
  • 6Butler
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 2LundSubstituted forWilliamsat 46'minutes
  • 8Chaplow
  • 18Keegan
  • 37CalderSubstituted forGrantat 59'minutes
  • 3Evina
  • 10Gooch
  • 14Tyson

Substitutes

  • 11Williams
  • 17Mackenzie
  • 21Mandeville
  • 22Grant
  • 27Stewart
  • 29Middleton
  • 40Jones
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,887

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jack King (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Richard Chaplow (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Gary McSheffrey replaces Jim O'Brien.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Tom Hopper.

Attempt missed. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Lynden Gooch (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jack King replaces Stephen Dawson.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Foul by Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers).

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Delay in match Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Conor Grant replaces Riccardo Calder.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Doncaster Rovers 0. David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jim O'Brien with a cross.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lynden Gooch.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces Mitchell Lund.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35215944301468
2Wigan351713556312564
3Gillingham351781060431759
4Walsall341611750361459
5Millwall351771155411458
6Barnsley351741457461155
7Bradford351510104136555
8Coventry3514101157401752
9Port Vale361410124139252
10Southend35149124644251
11Scunthorpe35148134040050
12Sheff Utd351310124947249
13Swindon34146145351248
14Rochdale35139134546-148
15Bury35139134555-1048
16Peterborough35136165856245
17Shrewsbury35127164252-1043
18Chesterfield35125184654-841
19Fleetwood341010144243-140
20Doncaster35910163647-1137
21Blackpool3598183346-1335
22Oldham33616113344-1134
23Crewe35612173760-2330
24Colchester3569204281-3927
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