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Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Luton Town

Goals from Matty Blair and Ben Whiteman helped Doncaster to a first win in seven matches as they overcame Luton.

Much of the pressure came from visitors Luton, who equalised once through Elliot Lee but could not find another.

Blair opened the scoring for Doncaster with a superb individual effort just six minutes in. Starting from halfway, he surged forward before slamming a superb shot into the far corner from the edge of the box.

Luton responded well and piled on the pressure with Lee, James Collins and Jorge Grant all going close to drawing them level.

But the visitors did manage a deserved equaliser in first-half stoppage time when Lee headed in from close range from a Dan Potts knock-back.

Doncaster halted the Luton momentum just 35 seconds into the second half. A shot from Blair was blocked out only as far as Whiteman, whose low strike from 20 yards found the corner via a deflection.

Luton again had the more threatening play with chances for Potts and Pelly Ruddock but they could not break Doncaster's resolve.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13MarosiBooked at 90mins
  • 2Mason
  • 5WrightBooked at 55mins
  • 6Butler
  • 3Andrew
  • 17BlairBooked at 61mins
  • 8Whiteman
  • 15KaneSubstituted forAndersonat 75'minutes
  • 7WilksSubstituted forMayat 62'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forTaylorat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 12Anderson
  • 14Beestin
  • 16Taylor
  • 19May
  • 22Anderson
  • 32Prior

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Pearson
  • 3Potts
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 16Rea
  • 18GrantSubstituted forJarvisat 85'minutes
  • 14Cornick
  • 10Lee
  • 19CollinsBooked at 35minsSubstituted forO'Kaneat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 4McCormack
  • 11Shinnie
  • 27Jarvis
  • 32O'Kane
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
7,526

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away14
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Luton Town 1.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Marko Marosi (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Paul Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Aaron Jarvis replaces Jorge Grant.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Taylor replaces James Coppinger.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Eunan O'Kane (Luton Town) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Eunan O'Kane replaces James Collins.

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Jorge Grant (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jermaine Anderson replaces Herbie Kane.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Glen Rea.

Attempt saved. Dan Potts (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Marko Marosi.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Glen Rea (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Mallik Wilks.

Booking

Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Booking

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough76101971219
2Portsmouth7520134917
3Barnsley74301541115
4Sunderland7430146815
5Walsall7430116515
6Fleetwood7331125712
7Doncaster733195412
8Charlton732298111
9Blackpool724175210
10Accrington724199010
11Luton7223910-18
12Wimbledon722348-48
13Rochdale72231016-68
14Gillingham7214911-27
15Southend7214911-27
16Burton7214810-27
17Scunthorpe7142916-77
18Wycombe7133711-46
19Bradford7205611-56
20Bristol Rovers712469-35
21Coventry612336-35
22Shrewsbury704358-34
23Oxford Utd6114715-84
24Plymouth7034413-93
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