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Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Doncaster came from behind to beat MK Dons at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Goals from John Marquis and Matty Blair helped the hosts turns the tables in the second half after the visitors went in front after just three minutes through Chuks Aneke.

Rodney Kongolo missed his attempted clearance from George Williams' cross, allowing Aneke to take a touch and rifle past Ian Lawlor from the edge of the box.

Doncaster, hurting from a 3-0 mauling at Wigan in midweek, looked incredibly panicky and were lucky to not fall further behind with Kieran Agard, Alex Gilbey and Aneke all seeing chances saved by Lawlor while Scott Golbourne smashed back off the inside of the post.

But Doncaster were a different side in the second half, spurred on by the introduction of young forward Alfie Beestin who had a hand in both of their goals.

First he headed towards goal from a corner with Marquis flicking the ball over the line on 54 minutes.

And then Beestin squared a pass to Blair who slotted through Lee Nicholls' legs from close range to complete the turnaround on 71 minutes.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 8Mason
  • 15Wright
  • 6Butler
  • 20Garratt
  • 12WhitemanSubstituted forBaudryat 90+2'minutes
  • 16HoughtonSubstituted forBlairat 65'minutes
  • 7KongoloSubstituted forBeestinat 45'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 10Rowe
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 5Baudry
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Mandeville
  • 17Blair
  • 18Toffolo
  • 22Beestin
  • 27Ben Khemis

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 5Wootton
  • 19Ebanks-LandellBooked at 86mins
  • 12Golbourne
  • 26GilbeyBooked at 90mins
  • 18McGrandlesSubstituted forNesbittat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6UpsonBooked at 37minsSubstituted forSeagerat 74'minutes
  • 11Pawlett
  • 10Aneke
  • 14AgardSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walsh
  • 7Ariyibi
  • 13Sietsma
  • 15Seager
  • 21Nesbitt
  • 25Brittain
  • 31Thomas-Asante
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
7,743

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, MK Dons 1.

Foul by Alfie Beestin (Doncaster Rovers).

Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Peter Pawlett (MK Dons).

Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Mathieu Baudry replaces Benjamin Whiteman.

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

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Scott Golbourne (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Aidan Nesbitt (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Peter Pawlett (MK Dons).

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (MK Dons).

Alfie Beestin (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. George B Williams (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by George B Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Aidan Nesbitt replaces Conor McGrandles.

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

Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons).

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

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

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (MK Dons).

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Scott Golbourne (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Kieran Agard.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Seager replaces Ed Upson.

goal

As It Stood

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7Portsmouth209292524129
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10Blackpool197662423127
11Fleetwood207672930-127
12Rotherham198293228426
13Walsall196762728-125
14Southend196762229-725
15MK Dons206682229-724
16Doncaster206592125-423
17Oldham196583036-623
18Bristol Rovers1970122735-821
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20Wimbledon2055101522-720
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22Northampton2054111532-1719
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