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Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Newport County

Cedric Evina holds of Newport's Reece Grego-Cox
Doncaster's Cedric Evina holds of Newport's Reece Grego-Cox

Doncaster moved into second place in League Two with a comfortable win over Newport County.

Rovers' first half dominance was rewarded by James Coppinger's superb free-kick, but Andy Williams and Tommy Rowe both missed good chances.

The pair made amends soon after the restart when they combined well for Williams to double the lead.

The introduction of Ryan Jackson and Rhys Healey added impetus to County, but the home team always had the edge.

REACTION: Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson speaks to BBC Radio Sheffield

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 17Blair
  • 15WrightBooked at 71mins
  • 6ButlerBooked at 34mins
  • 27Evina
  • 14MiddletonSubstituted forCalderat 61'minutes
  • 16Houghton
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMandevilleat 77'minutes
  • 10Rowe
  • 9MarquisBooked at 78minsSubstituted forLongbottomat 90+4'minutes
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 3Garrett
  • 5Baudry
  • 8Calder
  • 19Mandeville
  • 22Longbottom
  • 23Beestin

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 5TurleyBooked at 74mins
  • 4Jones
  • 17BennettBooked at 81mins
  • 3ButlerBooked at 83mins
  • 28Grego-Cox
  • 6LabadieSubstituted forComptonat 24'minutes
  • 8Randall
  • 27RiggSubstituted forHealeyat 65'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 9ParkinBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJacksonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Compton
  • 13Jackson
  • 14Bignot
  • 15Green
  • 18Cameron
  • 19Healey
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
5,254

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Newport County 0.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

Jack Compton (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. William Longbottom replaces John Marquis.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers).

Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jack Compton (Newport County) header from the left side of the box is blocked.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Darren Jones.

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

Booking

Dan Butler (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Booking

Scot Bennett (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Booking

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces James Coppinger.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Marlon Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jamie Turley (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Turley (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

Booking

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Scot Bennett (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Marko Marosi.

Attempt saved. Marlon Jackson (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Marlon Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Rhys Healey replaces Sean Rigg.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Marlon Jackson replaces Jon Parkin.

Attempt missed. Scot Bennett (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Riccardo Calder replaces Harry Middleton.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Newport County 0. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tommy Rowe.

Attempt missed. Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth8602106418
2Doncaster8512178916
3Crewe8431128415
4Morecambe85031213-115
5Portsmouth8422116514
6Colchester84221411314
7Luton8413159613
8Carlisle8260119212
9Mansfield833277012
10Leyton Orient8323119211
11Accrington83231111011
12Notts County83231213-111
13Crawley8323810-211
14Barnet724175210
15Grimsby83141514110
16Stevenage83141415-110
17Hartlepool82421216-410
18Blackpool823311929
19Wycombe8224713-68
20Cheltenham8143910-17
21Yeovil8215612-67
22Newport7133912-36
23Exeter8206613-76
24Cambridge8035513-83
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