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Doncaster Rovers 0-3 Walsall

Erhun Oztumer's brace helped Walsall end a six-match winless run in all competitions with League One victory over Doncaster Rovers.

The lively midfielder scored twice in a four-minute spell to come back to haunt Darren Ferguson, who managed him at Peterborough United.

And substitute Kieron Morris added a third late on.

It came as a shock to the system for a Doncaster side that had dominated possession in the first half.

Ben Whiteman missed a good chance but Rovers should have been ahead just before the break. Tommy Rowe hit the post with a low shot before Marquis fired the rebound wide with the goal gaping.

The hosts were punished in the second half. On 62 minutes, Tyler Roberts pinched the ball away from Joe Wright and squared to Oztumer, who slotted in from close range.

And after 66 minutes the lead was doubled when Joe Edwards found Oztumer in space to fire past Ian Lawlor.

The game was put to bed with 10 minutes remaining when Amadou Bakayoko latched onto a long clearance and slid in a pass for Morris who finished well.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 15Wright
  • 6Butler
  • 5BaudrySubstituted forKongoloat 56'minutes
  • 8MasonSubstituted forAlcockat 60'minutes
  • 10Rowe
  • 16HoughtonBooked at 54mins
  • 12Whiteman
  • 18Toffolo
  • 9Marquis
  • 14MandevilleSubstituted forCoppingerat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 7Kongolo
  • 13Marosi
  • 20Garratt
  • 22Beestin
  • 26Coppinger
  • 27Ben Khemis

Walsall

  • 1Gillespie
  • 15Kinsella
  • 5GuthrieBooked at 35mins
  • 14Wilson
  • 3Leahy
  • 7Chambers
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 87mins
  • 8CuvelierSubstituted forMorrisat 67'minutes
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forDonnellanat 78'minutes
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forAgyeiat 84'minutes
  • 20Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 11Morris
  • 13Roberts
  • 17Flanagan
  • 19Ismail
  • 23Donnellan
  • 25Kouhyar
  • 32Agyei
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
7,391

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Walsall 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Walsall 3.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Kieron Morris (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a fast break.

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

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

Booking

Joe Edwards (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Daniel Agyei replaces Tyler Roberts.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Tyler Roberts (Walsall).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Walsall 3. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Amadou Bakayoko with a cross following a fast break.

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Shaun Donnellan replaces Erhun Oztumer because of an injury.

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Attempt blocked. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Harry Toffolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Florent Cuvelier because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Walsall 2. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Edwards with a cross.

Delay in match Florent Cuvelier (Walsall) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Walsall 1. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tyler Roberts.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Craig Alcock replaces Niall Mason.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Florent Cuvelier (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tyler Roberts (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Liam Mandeville.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Rodney Kongolo replaces Mathieu Baudry.

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1511402491537
2Wigan1511222992035
3Bradford158342418627
4Charlton148332216627
5Rotherham158162819925
6Blackburn137241910923
7Oxford Utd156542618823
8Scunthorpe156541511423
9Blackpool146442018222
10Peterborough146352421321
11Fleetwood146352323021
12Portsmouth156271919020
13Southend155551926-720
14Walsall154742123-219
15MK Dons155461722-519
16Bristol Rovers156092329-618
17Rochdale153751518-316
18Doncaster154381720-315
19Wimbledon15438916-715
20Oldham144372331-815
21Bury143381621-512
22Northampton153391226-1412
23Gillingham15258919-1011
24Plymouth152491123-1210
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