League Two
Notts County0Doncaster1

Notts County 0-1 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster climbed to the top of the table as Andy Williams' solitary goal clinched victory at Notts County.

Williams' eighth league goal of the season was the difference between the two sides after he headed Tommy Rowe's cross beyond Notts goalkeeper Scott Loach in the second half.

Matty Blair could have doubled Doncaster's lead minutes later when he headed another cross from the left onto the foot of a post.

Rovers had two opportunities late in the game to further their advantage as Williams broke away on the counter-attack five minutes from time, only to pull his effort wide.

Liam Mandeville then found himself in behind the Notts defence deep in stoppage time, but he squeezed the ball wide from a tight angle.

The defeat was the Magpies' seventh in a row in League Two, with their last victory coming back in mid-October at Portsmouth.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 13Loach
  • 2TootleSubstituted forLaingat 64'minutes
  • 5Duffy
  • 6Hollis
  • 3Dickinson
  • 24Campbell
  • 19Richards
  • 15ThompsonSubstituted forOliverat 66'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 12Milsom
  • 30SteadSubstituted forCollinsat 86'minutes
  • 11Forte

Substitutes

  • 1Collin
  • 4Smith
  • 9Oliver
  • 14Laing
  • 18Hewitt
  • 31Audel
  • 39Collins

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 2Alcock
  • 5BaudrySubstituted forWrightat 45'minutes
  • 6Butler
  • 24Mason
  • 17Blair
  • 16Houghton
  • 19MandevilleBooked at 88mins
  • 10RoweSubstituted forMiddletonat 79'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 8Calder
  • 14Middleton
  • 15Wright
  • 18Keegan
  • 22Longbottom
  • 23Beestin
  • 33Jones
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
5,828

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Attempt saved. Carl Dickinson (Notts County) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers).

Jordan Richards (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

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

Foul by Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers).

Jordan Richards (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Aaron Collins replaces Jon Stead.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers).

Robert Milsom (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Jordan Richards (Notts County).

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt blocked. Louis Laing (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces Tommy Rowe because of an injury.

Booking

Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

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

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

Hand ball by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Vadaine Oliver replaces Curtis Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Louis Laing replaces Matt Tootle because of an injury.

Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 0, Doncaster Rovers 1. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tommy Rowe.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Matty Blair.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

Second Half

Second Half begins Notts County 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster22143544301445
2Plymouth22143535241145
3Carlisle221110141261543
4Portsmouth22115636221438
5Luton2298531201135
6Wycombe2210572925435
7Cambridge2210483025534
8Blackpool2296736241233
9Barnet228953130133
10Colchester228683027330
11Stevenage2293103334-130
12Grimsby228592927229
13Yeovil228592526-129
14Crawley228592836-829
15Exeter2283112526-127
16Crewe226972430-627
17Mansfield226882128-726
18Morecambe2182112538-1326
19Leyton Orient2273122529-424
20Hartlepool225892838-1023
21Notts County2264122537-1222
22Accrington2256112029-921
23Cheltenham224992434-1021
24Newport2145122535-1017
View full League Two table

Top Stories