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Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Portsmouth

Liam Mandeville's strike and Christian Burgess' own goal saw Portsmouth's three-game winning run come to an end as they were beaten 2-1 at Doncaster.

Mathieu Baudry's calamitous second-half own goal gave the visitors hope, but their chances of grabbing an equaliser were hit when Dion Donohue was dismissed.

Doncaster went ahead with their first attack - some neat play from Tommy Rowe set up Rodney Kongolo, whose first-time cross was side-footed home by Mandeville.

Two minutes later Rovers doubled their lead. Harry Toffolo's corner was met at the far post by Rowe and his downward header did enough, with the help of defender Burgess, to beat Luke McGee in the Pompey goal.

The woodwork denied Portsmouth a way back in to the match, as Conor Chaplin's delightful free-kick hit the edge of the right-hand post early in the second half.

But after 54 minutes they reduced the deficit thanks to a defensive blunder, as Baudry's back pass proved too strong for goalkeeper Ian Lawlor and he could not keep the ball out of his own net.

Portsmouth were reduced to 10 men after 68 minutes when Donohue was shown a straight red card by referee Martin Coy for aiming a kick at Rovers substitute Niall Mason, having been alerted to the incident by fourth official Michael Sainsbury.

Rovers were indebted to a wonderful Lawlor save in injury-time as he flew to his left to keep out Jamal Lowe's header and ensure a home win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 15Wright
  • 5BaudrySubstituted forBeestinat 72'minutes
  • 6Butler
  • 17BlairSubstituted forMasonat 45'minutes
  • 7Kongolo
  • 16Houghton
  • 12Whiteman
  • 18Toffolo
  • 14MandevilleSubstituted forGarrattat 88'minutes
  • 10RoweBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 8Mason
  • 13Marosi
  • 20Garratt
  • 22Beestin
  • 27Ben Khemis
  • 30Fletcher

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 20Thompson
  • 5Clarke
  • 6BurgessBooked at 58mins
  • 17DonohueBooked at 71mins
  • 33Close
  • 7O'KeefeBooked at 87mins
  • 26EvansSubstituted forLoweat 45'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forChaplinat 45'minutes
  • 11Kennedy
  • 9Hawkins

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 18Lowe
  • 19Chaplin
  • 22Naismith
  • 32Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
7,211

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home3
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Portsmouth 1.

Attempt saved. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Tyler Garratt replaces Liam Mandeville.

Booking

Stuart O'Keefe (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Harry Toffolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth).

Booking

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Harry Toffolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie Beestin replaces Mathieu Baudry.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

(Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Dismissal

Dion Donohue (Portsmouth) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

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

Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Portsmouth).

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

Delay in match Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

Stuart O'Keefe (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Dion Donohue (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Booking

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

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

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth).

Goal!

Own Goal by Mathieu Baudry, Doncaster Rovers. Doncaster Rovers 2, Portsmouth 1.

goal

As It Stood

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1Shrewsbury1410402391434
2Wigan1410222681832
3Bradford148332417727
4Rotherham148062516924
5Charlton137332116524
6Oxford Utd146442315822
7Blackpool136431915422
8Peterborough136342319421
9Fleetwood136342322121
10Blackburn126241610620
11Portsmouth146261916320
12Scunthorpe145541310320
13Bristol Rovers146082328-518
14MK Dons145361318-518
15Southend144551826-817
16Walsall143741823-516
17Doncaster144371717015
18Wimbledon14437915-615
19Oldham134271927-814
20Rochdale142751418-413
21Bury133371620-412
22Gillingham14257817-911
23Northampton142391025-159
24Plymouth141491023-137
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