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Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Blackpool

Herbie Kane scored a spectacular fifth goal in five matches to help Doncaster end Blackpool's five-game winning run.

The on-loan Liverpool midfielder netted in first-half stoppage time, with John Marquis making sure of the win 12 minutes from time.

And it appeared as though their wait would go on during a cagey first half with few clear-cut opportunities for either side.

Joe Bunney missed Blackpool's best chance in the first half when he scuffed wide from space six yards out.

Kane made sure it was punished when he smashed in from 35 yards with Blackpool keeper Mark Howard only able to tip it onto the underside of his bar.

Chances were few and far between after the break with a well-organised Blackpool failing to threaten an equaliser.

And Marquis fired in from just inside the area on 78 minutes to wrap up the win.

Kane struck the bar with a late free-kick but it was enough for Rovers, who had never previously beaten Blackpool at home since their move to the Keepmoat Stadium almost 12 years ago.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2Mason
  • 12AndersonBooked at 29mins
  • 6Butler
  • 3Andrew
  • 15Kane
  • 8Whiteman
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forRoweat 61'minutes
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forBlairat 71'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 19MaySubstituted forWilksat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wilks
  • 10Rowe
  • 13Marosi
  • 16Taylor
  • 17Blair
  • 24Amos
  • 29Cummings

Blackpool

  • 1Howard
  • 2Daniels
  • 6HeneghanBooked at 86mins
  • 16Tilt
  • 17McLaughlinSubstituted forNottinghamat 61'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 14PritchardBooked at 60minsSubstituted forDodooat 64'minutes
  • 39BunneySubstituted forTaylorat 75'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 7Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 5O'Connor
  • 11Dodoo
  • 12Nottingham
  • 13Boney
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 19Taylor
  • 24Feeney
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
6,473

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Blackpool 0.

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

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Blackpool).

Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Attempt saved. Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Mallik Wilks replaces Alfie May.

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Blackpool 0. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Chris Taylor replaces Joe Bunney.

Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

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

Foul by Joe Bunney (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Matty Blair replaces James Coppinger.

Delay in match Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

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

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Joseph Dodoo replaces Harry Pritchard.

Foul by Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers).

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Tommy Rowe replaces Ali Crawford.

goal

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8Blackpool198742318531
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11Accrington207762224-228
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13Walsall207672128-727
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