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Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers came from behind to beat Doncaster and extend their unbeaten run to six League One matches.

John Marquis gave Doncaster an early lead, but goals from Ryan Sweeney and Rory Gaffney saw the visitors turn the tables at the Keepmoat Stadium before Ellis Harrison put the game to bed five minutes from time.

Doncaster made an excellent start and took the lead after four minutes when Marquis side-footed in Matty Blair's low cross at the near post, ending the striker's 12-game barren run.

The hosts were unsettled after defender Joe Wright was forced off with injury in the 19th minute and Bristol Rovers took advantage when Sweeney bundled in from Liam Sercombe's knockdown.

Bristol Rovers started the second half strongly and took the lead in the 50th minute when Gaffney chested down a Harrison flick-on and drilled past Ian Lawlor.

Doncaster pushed for an equaliser and Blair missed a glorious chance two yards out at the back post.

But Harrison made sure of the win in the 85th minute when he was sent clear by Gaffney before slamming a shot under Lawlor.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 17Blair
  • 2Alcock
  • 15WrightSubstituted forMasonat 19'minutes
  • 20Garratt
  • 12WhitemanBooked at 39mins
  • 7KongoloSubstituted forMayat 75'minutes
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMandevilleat 80'minutes
  • 22Beestin
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 8Mason
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Mandeville
  • 16Houghton
  • 19May
  • 29Fielding
  • 39Amos

Bristol Rovers

  • 21Smith
  • 22PartingtonSubstituted forBrownat 64'minutes
  • 6Sweeney
  • 16Broadbent
  • 20Bola
  • 7Sercombe
  • 14LinesSubstituted forMenayeseat 68'minutes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 30Gaffney
  • 24Sinclair
  • 9HarrisonBooked at 83minsSubstituted forNicholsat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 3Brown
  • 11Nichols
  • 18Telford
  • 19Moore
  • 23Mensah
  • 37Menayese
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
8,021

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Bristol Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Bristol Rovers 3.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Lee Brown.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Nichols replaces Ellis Harrison.

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

Attempt missed. Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Bristol Rovers 3. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rory Gaffney.

Booking

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Tom Broadbent.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces James Coppinger.

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Rodney Kongolo.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Lee Brown.

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

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rollin Menayese replaces Chris Lines.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Lee Brown replaces Joe Partington.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Marc Bola.

Attempt missed. Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Attempt blocked. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Bristol Rovers 2. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ellis Harrison.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

Attempt saved. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ellis Harrison.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Marc Bola.

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

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

Booking

Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan27186353134060
2Shrewsbury28177437201758
3Blackburn28168451262556
4Scunthorpe30149742301251
5Bradford30153124445-148
6Rotherham291451048361247
7Charlton2813783733446
8Peterborough2812794637943
9Portsmouth29133133433142
10Gillingham29101093432240
11Bristol Rovers29123144245-339
12Oxford Utd29108114443138
13Plymouth30108123339-638
14Doncaster30910113435-137
15Fleetwood29106134045-536
16Wimbledon2897122831-334
17Southend2997133549-1434
18Walsall2789103438-433
19Blackpool2989123440-633
20Northampton3096152850-2233
21MK Dons2879122940-1130
22Oldham3078154155-1429
23Rochdale26410122637-1122
24Bury2855182143-2220
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