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Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Rochdale

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FA Cup: Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Rochdale highlights

Calvin Andrew's goal was enough for Rochdale to beat League One rivals Doncaster in the FA Cup third round.

Andrew glanced in Joseph Bunney's wicked free-kick after 18 minutes to give the away side a lead to hold onto.

Doncaster improved after a lacklustre first-half and it took a brilliant save from Josh Lillis to keep out Alfie Beestin's shot from point-blank range.

John Marquis hit the post, Andy Butler headed wide and Tommy Rowe missed a good chance to earn Doncaster a replay.

The draw for the fourth round takes place on Monday, 8 January, and will be live on BBC Two from 19:00 GMT.

Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson:

"We are out of the cup, we can't get it back, we are out, but there were a lot of good things.

"We've only got ourselves to blame when you have that many chances and you draw a blank.

"I can't fault the players for the chances created, I can fault them for not taking them. These games are always tight against a team in the same league."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill:

"It was a hard game but there was a fine quality, I was really pleased with the competitive energy and our intelligence.

"When you are being competitive you have to show intelligence and I thought we did that today. I am pleased.

"We had a little bit of luck but I think we deserved it. We could have done better with the final pass on the counter attack. We defended well as a team, we stood strong. We haven't done that much recently."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 17Blair
  • 6Butler
  • 5Baudry
  • 8MasonSubstituted forGarrattat 79'minutes
  • 16Houghton
  • 7Kongolo
  • 10Rowe
  • 22BeestinSubstituted forCoppingerat 64'minutes
  • 19MaySubstituted forMandevilleat 88'minutes
  • 9MarquisBooked at 28mins

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Mandeville
  • 15Wright
  • 20Garratt
  • 26Coppinger
  • 27Ben Khemis

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 29DanielsBooked at 72mins
  • 4McNultyBooked at 1mins
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 27CannonSubstituted forMcGaheyat 90+5'minutes
  • 25AdsheadSubstituted forKeaneat 64'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 32Kitching
  • 39BunneySubstituted forWilliamsat 69'minutes
  • 9Andrew
  • 16Done

Substitutes

  • 6McGahey
  • 11Williams
  • 14Rathbone
  • 15Thompson
  • 17Inman
  • 18Keane
  • 22Moore
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
4,513

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Rochdale 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Harrison McGahey replaces Andrew Cannon.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

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

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ian Henderson.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces Alfie May.

Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Keith Keane.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Matty Blair.

Foul by Tyler Garratt (Doncaster Rovers).

Keith Keane (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Tyler Garratt replaces Niall Mason.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Mark Kitching.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Keith Keane (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Kitching (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Donervon Daniels (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Donervon Daniels (Rochdale).

Attempt blocked. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jordan Williams replaces Joe Bunney.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Keith Keane.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

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

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Alfie Beestin.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Keith Keane replaces Daniel Adshead.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Delay in match Donervon Daniels (Rochdale) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Alfie Beestin (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

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