League One
BuryBury1DoncasterDoncaster Rovers0

Bury 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

Leon Clarke
Leon Clarke's winner was his 18th goal of the season

Doncaster's survival hopes in League One suffered a cruel blow as Leon Clarke scored a late winner for Bury.

John O'Sullivan was denied in the first half by the reactions of Rovers goalkeeper Remi Matthews, before Andy Butler headed over in reply.

Doncaster then went close as Andy Williams intercepted a poor back pass only to fire over the crossbar.

Clarke punished Doncaster's wastefulness, volleying home with 13 minutes left to play.

The result keeps Bury well-clear of relegation danger, but Doncaster are eight points from safety, having failed to win a league game since 2 January.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The goal was immaculate. He creates chances for himself, but the rest of the players had to work hard for the clean sheet.

"It's a massive clean sheet. You don't play against a Darren Ferguson team that lies down.

"We had to withstand a lot of pressure, but we expected that.

"We said to the players before the game, to get a zero, we're going to have to work incredibly hard."

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 38Neal
  • 25GardnerSubstituted forEtuhuat 45'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Bolger
  • 3HusseySubstituted forPughat 74'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 19Soares
  • 10Mayor
  • 9ClarkeBooked at 78mins
  • 11PopeSubstituted forLoweat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Etuhu
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 15Lowe
  • 22Pugh
  • 24Delfouneso
  • 32Rose
  • 34Ruddy

Doncaster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 42MatthewsSubstituted forStuckmannat 37'minutes
  • 2LundBooked at 45mins
  • 4McCullough
  • 6Butler
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forTysonat 81'minutes
  • 8ChaplowSubstituted forMackenzieat 87'minutes
  • 29Middleton
  • 24Rowe
  • 7McSheffrey
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 3Evina
  • 12Stuckmann
  • 14Tyson
  • 17Mackenzie
  • 21Mandeville
  • 27Stewart
  • 34Davies
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
3,233

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away18
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Leon Clarke (Bury).

  6. Post update

    Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Gary Mackenzie replaces Richard Chaplow.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. John O'Sullivan (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

  13. Post update

    Gary McSheffrey (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Nathan Tyson replaces James Coppinger.

  16. Post update

    Delay in match John O'Sullivan (Bury) because of an injury.

  17. Booking

    Leon Clarke (Bury) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 1, Doncaster Rovers 0. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross following a fast break.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Danny Mayor.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Richard Chaplow (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan412214571363580
2Burton412371151351676
3Bradford412010114738970
4Millwall412091263451869
5Gillingham4019111065442168
6Walsall391911957411668
7Barnsley401951661501162
8Rochdale411710145953661
9Scunthorpe411611145044659
10Sheff Utd411611145853559
11Southend411611145554159
12Port Vale421611155051-159
13Coventry4115121459451457
14Peterborough41166196965454
15Bury411412155063-1354
16Swindon41149185767-1051
17Chesterfield41147205463-949
18Oldham401017134050-1047
19Fleetwood411113174851-346
20Shrewsbury401210184965-1646
21Blackpool42129213951-1245
22Doncaster41911214159-1838
23Colchester41911215287-3538
24Crewe41612234075-3530
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