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Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Hartlepool United

Liam Mandeville's last-minute winner leaves Doncaster third in League Two
Liam Mandeville's last-minute winner leaves Doncaster Rovers third in League Two

Liam Mandeville scored a last-minute winner as Doncaster Rovers maintained their promotion push with a 2-1 win against Hartlepool.

John Marquis headed Rovers in front, only for Padraig Amond to equalise from the penalty spot after he had been fouled by Mathieu Baudry.

But Mandeville added to a game-changing performance off the bench against Exeter the previous week by slotting home a winner in the 90th minute.

Doncaster lost goalkeeper Marko Marosi to an apparent concussion midway through the half.

Marosi's replacement Ross Etheridge almost gifted Hartlepool the lead with his first touch, playing a pass straight to Amond who curled a fine effort onto the post.

But Doncaster immediately took the lead on the counter-attack when Marquis stooped to head past Trevor Carson.

The hosts looked comfortable until Baudry nudged Amond in the back and referee Mark Haywood pointed to the spot. Amond sent Etheridge the wrong way with his penalty.

Doncaster had the edge in a high-tempo second half but looked set for disappointment until Mandeville raced in to turn Marquis' low centre home from five yards.

Report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13MarosiSubstituted forEtheridgeat 22'minutes
  • 2Alcock
  • 5Baudry
  • 6Butler
  • 24Mason
  • 16Houghton
  • 17Blair
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forKeeganat 90+3'minutes
  • 19Mandeville
  • 9MarquisBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 3Garrett
  • 15Wright
  • 18Keegan
  • 22Longbottom
  • 23Beestin
  • 27Evina

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 19Richards
  • 6Bates
  • 22NsialaBooked at 86mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 4Featherstone
  • 28Laurent
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forWoodsat 63'minutes
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forJonesat 88'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 15AlessandraSubstituted forPaynterat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Jones
  • 10Paynter
  • 11Oates
  • 13Bartlett
  • 14Woods
  • 20Orrell
  • 26Harrison
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
5,009

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Keegan replaces James Coppinger.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Hartlepool United 1. Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Marquis.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rob Jones replaces Nicky Deverdics.

Booking

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

Booking

Aristote Nsiala (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Liam Mandeville.

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Billy Paynter replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Attempt missed. Nicky Deverdics (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Woods replaces Lewis Hawkins.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers).

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 1, Hartlepool United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Hartlepool United 1.

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).

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

Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth17122328171138
2Carlisle1797130191134
3Doncaster17103435241133
4Luton1786327151230
5Portsmouth1784528171128
6Grimsby177462320325
7Blackpool176652920924
8Yeovil177371822-424
9Crewe175842020023
10Wycombe176472022-222
11Mansfield175751820-222
12Notts County176472228-622
13Stevenage166372324-121
14Barnet174942225-321
15Accrington175571922-320
16Crawley175571825-720
17Morecambe176292033-1320
18Hartlepool174762630-419
19Cambridge175481722-519
20Leyton Orient175392022-218
21Cheltenham173951922-318
22Newport164572122-117
23Colchester174582026-617
24Exeter1751111925-616
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