League One
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Burton Albion 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

Liam Boyce's third goal in as many games secured Burton Albion's first League One victory of the season in a 1-0 win over Doncaster at the Pirelli Stadium.

Two minutes into the second half Boyce struck to deadly effect, firing in off the post after superb work in midfield from Scott Fraser before the Scot unselfishly played him in.

In an evenly-matched first half both Joe Sbarra and Marvin Sordell went close for the Brewers with shots from distance but it was Doncaster striker John Marquis who was guilty of squandering the best opportunity.

He side-footed wide from all of eight yards, Herbie Kane having found him unmarked after the Burton defence had been carved open.

Rovers threatened an equaliser with Joe Wright thumping a header wide and Mallik Wilks showing plenty of pace and trickery down the right to send an angled effort inches wide of the far post.

Substitute Paul Taylor almost rescued a point with a free-kick on the edge of the box that was saved by Stephen Bywater.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1Bywater
  • 2BrayfordBooked at 79mins
  • 3Buxton
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Turner
  • 7Fraser
  • 9SbarraSubstituted forTempletonat 41'minutes
  • 12Fox
  • 10Akins
  • 17Sordell
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Templeton
  • 16Myers-Harness
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 20Campbell
  • 21Hodge

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 2Mason
  • 5Wright
  • 6ButlerBooked at 67mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 15KaneSubstituted forBlairat 59'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forTaylorat 59'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 7WilksSubstituted forMayat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 4McCullough
  • 12Anderson
  • 14Beestin
  • 16Taylor
  • 17Blair
  • 19May
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
3,129

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ben Fox.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Liam Boyce.

Attempt missed. Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Mallik Wilks.

Attempt saved. Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

John Brayford (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by David Templeton.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ben Turner.

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

Booking

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

Attempt missed. Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Matty Blair replaces Herbie Kane.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Taylor replaces James Coppinger.

Foul by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

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

Attempt missed. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ben Turner.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Doncaster Rovers 0. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough33009369
2Portsmouth33007259
3Barnsley32106067
4Walsall32105327
5Doncaster32016336
6Gillingham32016336
7Wimbledon31201015
8Southend31115414
9Fleetwood31114314
10Scunthorpe21103214
11Sunderland21103214
12Charlton31114404
13Coventry31112204
14Accrington311134-14
15Rochdale311157-24
16Bristol Rovers310245-13
17Burton310235-23
18Bradford310214-33
19Blackpool302112-12
20Plymouth301224-21
21Shrewsbury301213-21
22Luton301225-31
23Wycombe301215-41
24Oxford Utd3003110-90
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