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Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Stevenage

A Fraser Franks own goal helps Doncaster move back to the top of League Two with a 1-0 victory which ended Stevenage's impressive run of away wins.

The defender bundled into his own net in the 84th minute after attempting to keep out Tommy Rowe's rasping low drive from 15 yards.

It broke the stubborn resistance of a Stevenage side that had won their previous six away league matches.

And it was nothing more than Doncaster deserved after dominating the ball for long periods of the game on the 10th anniversary of their move to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Darren Ferguson's side did lack an incisive touch in the final third and it appeared their efforts would go unrewarded.

Conor Grant made a second debut for Doncaster after joining on loan from Everton and was a lively presence in midfield.

The closest the hosts came to breaking the deadlock was when Mathieu Baudry had an effort hooked off the line and Harry Middleton hit the crossbar via a deflection with a volley from close range.

Stevenage threatened a late equaliser when substitute Charlie Lee powered a header on goal but Baudry flicked over on his own line.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 17Blair
  • 5Baudry
  • 6Butler
  • 24Mason
  • 10Rowe
  • 16Houghton
  • 14MiddletonSubstituted forWilliamsat 67'minutes
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forKeeganat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 25Grant

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 11Williams
  • 15Wright
  • 18Keegan
  • 23Beestin
  • 33Jones
  • 39May

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25Henry
  • 4KingBooked at 88mins
  • 5Franks
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 11PettBooked at 20mins
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 14KennedySubstituted forMcAnuffat 73'minutes
  • 10WalkerSubstituted forLeeat 63'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forLiburdat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McAnuff
  • 8Schumacher
  • 9Liburd
  • 16Day
  • 22Lee
  • 23Cowans
  • 27Johnson
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
5,604

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Stevenage 0.

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jack King.

Attempt saved. Kgosi Ntlhe (Stevenage) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Keegan replaces James Coppinger.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Booking

Jack King (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack King (Stevenage).

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

Goal!

Own Goal by Fraser Franks, Stevenage. Doncaster Rovers 1, Stevenage 0.

Foul by Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers).

Jack King (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Rowan Liburd replaces Matt Godden because of an injury.

Dale Gorman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

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

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jobi McAnuff replaces Ben Kennedy.

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

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

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

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

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces Harry Middleton.

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

Attempt saved. Tom Pett (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Charlie Lee replaces Tyler Walker.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster24154546311549
2Plymouth24153637251248
3Carlisle241210245311446
4Portsmouth24126637221542
5Wycombe2412573226641
6Luton24108634221238
7Cambridge2411583526938
8Colchester2410683629736
9Barnet249963333036
10Blackpool2497836251134
11Exeter24103113327633
12Grimsby249693228433
13Crawley2495103038-832
14Yeovil2486102528-330
15Stevenage2493123539-430
16Mansfield247982329-630
17Crewe2461082431-728
18Hartlepool246993342-927
19Morecambe2383122741-1427
20Leyton Orient2474132634-825
21Accrington2467112331-825
22Notts County2464142744-1722
23Cheltenham2449112437-1321
24Newport2345142741-1417
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