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Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Coventry City

Andy Williams
Doncaster forward Andy Williams scored his 16th goal of the season in all competitions

Doncaster Rovers staved off relegation from League One for another week with an impressive win over Coventry City.

Tommy Rowe scored his second goal in as many games, heading home City old boy Gary McSheffrey's inswinging corner.

Andy Williams headed in Nathan Tyson's back-post cross to double their lead.

A draw or loss could have seen Rovers relegated if both Fleetwood and Shrewsbury had won, but victory leaves Darren Ferguson's side three points from safety with two matches left.

Rovers, who now have two wins and a draw from their last three games, travel to bottom side Crewe next Saturday before a final-day home match against automatic promotion contenders Burton Albion.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I feel as disappointed as I've been in the team all year. Where is the team that we saw beat Gillingham 4-0, Millwall 4-0, Wigan 2-0?

"Maybe it's a bit too much for a few young players. I'm really disappointed for the supporters who've come out for them. I couldn't see the identity of the team, which was the most frustrating thing..

"In my mind the promotion push was over quite a while ago, while mathematically you could still do it and you keep going but I don't think it was realistic to think that we were going to do that."

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 42Matthews
  • 2Lund
  • 38Alcock
  • 6Butler
  • 3Evina
  • 26Coppinger
  • 24Rowe
  • 37CalderSubstituted forMiddletonat 79'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 4McCullough
  • 7McSheffreySubstituted forTysonat 28'minutes
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 14Tyson
  • 17Mackenzie
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 21Mandeville
  • 27Stewart
  • 29Middleton

Coventry

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 18Ricketts
  • 15Stephens
  • 21Martin
  • 17Phillips
  • 7Fleck
  • 4VincelotSubstituted forGadzhevat 58'minutes
  • 45JonesSubstituted forTudgayat 58'minutes
  • 16Rose
  • 25MurphySubstituted forMaddisonat 69'minutes
  • 9A Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 8Lameiras
  • 10Maddison
  • 12Lorentzson
  • 13Gadzhev
  • 20Tudgay
  • 32Fortuné
  • 43Addai
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
6,364

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Coventry City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Coventry City 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jack Stephens (Coventry City).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Maddison (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Booking

    Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces Riccardo Calder.

  12. Post update

    Riccardo Calder (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Andy Rose (Coventry City).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  17. Post update

    Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Sam Ricketts (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan442315677413684
2Burton442491155361981
3Millwall442291368482075
4Walsall4321121061471475
5Bradford4421111252401274
6Barnsley442171664511370
7Gillingham4419121369521769
8Scunthorpe4419111457471068
9Sheff Utd441812146354966
10Rochdale441811156458665
11Port Vale441811155652465
12Coventry4417121562481463
13Southend441611175660-459
14Peterborough44176217369457
15Bury441512175368-1557
16Swindon441510195969-1055
17Oldham441218144453-954
18Chesterfield44148225568-1350
19Shrewsbury431311195470-1650
20Fleetwood441115184953-448
21Blackpool441210223954-1546
22Doncaster441112214761-1445
23Colchester44912235495-4139
24Crewe44613254380-3731
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