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Bristol Rovers 0-4 Doncaster

Mallik Wilks netted twice as Doncaster Rovers boosted their League One play-off challenge with a thumping 4-0 victory at struggling Bristol Rovers.

The visitors went ahead on ten minutes when John Marquis received the ball in space 30 yards out on the left and picked his spot with a sweetly-struck right-footed shot into the opposite top corner that gave Jack Bonham no chance.

Two minutes before the break, centre-forward Marquis turned creator as his header came back off the crossbar and Wilks pounced to force home the rebound from six yards.

The result was sealed on 54 minutes when centre-back Tom Anderson was given the freedom of the hosts' penalty area to rise unmarked and net with a downward header.

Five minutes later Wilks outpaced the home defence on the right to complete a slick Doncaster break by shooting low past Bonham.

Rovers hit the post twice through shots from Ollie Clarke in the first half and Kyle Bennett in the second, but look set for a prolonged relegation battle.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 22Partington
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forBennettat 31'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5Craig
  • 29Martin
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forRodmanat 60'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 7Sercombe
  • 10Nichols
  • 9PayneSubstituted forJakubiakat 61'minutesSubstituted forat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Upson
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 20Reilly
  • 21Smith
  • 23Bennett
  • 27Menayese
  • 33Rodman

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 29Cummings
  • 12Anderson
  • 6Butler
  • 3Andrew
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forRoweat 69'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 15Kane
  • 26CoppingerBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMayat 79'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 7WilksSubstituted forTaylorat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Rowe
  • 13Marosi
  • 16Taylor
  • 17Blair
  • 19May
  • 22Anderson
  • 24Amos
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
7,356

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home20
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Doncaster Rovers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Doncaster Rovers 4.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

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

Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Andy Butler.

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Bristol Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Taylor replaces Mallik Wilks.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers).

Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces James Coppinger.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Andy Butler.

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

Foul by Joe Martin (Bristol Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Shaun Cummings.

Attempt blocked. Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Tommy Rowe replaces Ali Crawford.

Foul by Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth20145134151947
2Luton21125441212041
3Sunderland19117139182140
4Peterborough21116438261239
5Barnsley20105534201435
6Doncaster2110563426835
7Charlton2010463224834
8Blackpool209742519634
9Wycombe218763028231
10Walsall218672329-630
11Coventry218582225-329
12Accrington207762224-228
13Fleetwood217682823527
14Burton208392628-227
15Southend2182112528-326
16Gillingham2173113134-324
17Shrewsbury216692427-324
18Rochdale216692839-1124
19Oxford Utd215792733-622
20Scunthorpe2156102944-1521
21Bristol Rovers2145121725-817
22Plymouth2145122440-1617
23Wimbledon2143141531-1615
24Bradford2143141839-2115
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