League Two
Doncaster1Cambridge0

Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Cambridge United

Doncaster sealed their first win of the campaign thanks to a 1-0 success over Cambridge.

John Marquis made amends for an early penalty miss by heading the only goal of the game for Rovers.

Victory is just Doncaster's fourth of the calendar year, while Cambridge remain winless this term.

Rovers were given a golden chance to open the scoring after 10 minutes when Marquis was felled in the box by Sean Long. Marquis stepped up to take the spot-kick but saw his blasted effort kept out by the legs of Will Norris.

Doncaster rallied from that setback with Andy Williams, Marquis and Tommy Rowe all kept at bay by the busy Norris.

Cambridge looked toothless in attack but were keeping the shop shut at the back.

Play was halted for around 10 minutes midway through the second half whilst a replacement assistant from the crowd was found.

Rovers responded well despite that needless distraction and after 74 minutes Marquis corrected his earlier mistake when he headed home Matty Blair's precise cross.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 12Lund
  • 15WrightBooked at 89mins
  • 6ButlerBooked at 53mins
  • 3GarrettSubstituted forEvinaat 45'minutes
  • 16Houghton
  • 17Blair
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerBooked at 55mins
  • 9Marquis
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 8Calder
  • 14Middleton
  • 19Mandeville
  • 21Pugh
  • 27Evina
  • 29Fielding

Cambridge

  • 1NorrisBooked at 2mins
  • 15Long
  • 14CoulsonBooked at 23mins
  • 16Dallison-Lisbon
  • 20Clark
  • 4DunneSubstituted forPigottat 79'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 12KeaneSubstituted forNewtonat 75'minutes
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8Berry
  • 21Elito
  • 10Williamson

Substitutes

  • 2Taylor
  • 3Adams
  • 5Roberts
  • 6Legge
  • 13Gregory
  • 23Pigott
  • 24Newton
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,768

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home10
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Cambridge United 0.

Foul by Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers).

Medy Elito (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sean Long.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Mitchell Lund.

Attempt blocked. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Will Norris.

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Joe Pigott (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (Cambridge United).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.

Attempt missed. Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Max Clark.

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Joe Pigott replaces James Dunne.

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Conor Newton replaces Keith Keane.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Cambridge United 0. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Blair.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Max Clark (Cambridge United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Mitchell Lund (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Keith Keane (Cambridge United).

Booking

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

James Dunne (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Mitchell Lund.

Booking

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32106247
2Colchester32106337
3Mansfield32105327
4Crawley32103127
5Morecambe32014316
6Barnet31204225
7Hartlepool31206515
8Crewe31205415
9Carlisle31203215
10Leyton Orient31114224
11Blackpool31114314
12Yeovil31113214
13Doncaster31114404
14Wycombe31113304
15Accrington311145-14
16Grimsby31025503
17Cheltenham30303303
18Newport310245-13
19Plymouth310225-33
20Portsmouth302113-22
21Notts County301225-31
22Cambridge301214-31
23Stevenage301226-41
24Exeter300315-40
View full League Two table

Top Stories