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Fleetwood Town 3-0 Doncaster Rovers

Fleetwood Town made it seven games unbeaten at home in the league thanks to a victory over promotion-chasing Doncaster.

Town took the lead against the run of play in the 11th minute as they converted their first chance of the game.

Nathan Sheron whipped in a left-footed cross from the right that outfoxed the Doncaster defence with Paddy Madden nodding home his 11th goal of the season.

Rovers continued to ask questions of Town and had the ball in the net as the half progressed, but it was disallowed.

Ex-Fleetwood man Danny Andrew's free-kick crashed into the left post and out to Andy Butler. But the Rovers captain was ruled to have been offside when he converted the rebound with the goal chalked off.

Fleetwood made it 2-0 three minutes after half-time as Ched Evans and Ashley Hunter found themselves two-on-one with keeper Ian Lawlor.

Evans unselfishly rolled the ball backwards to Hunter who managed to divert the ball home under pressure from the recovering Doncaster defence.

Hunter nearly made it three as the mist descended at Highbury, but his effort rolled just past the right post.

But Madden did make it three late on as he netted in added time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 29SheronBooked at 14minsSubstituted forBigginsat 45'minutes
  • 20Morgan
  • 5Eastham
  • 2CoyleBooked at 61mins
  • 22HunterSubstituted forBurnsat 80'minutes
  • 25Marney
  • 4HoltSubstituted forWallaceat 64'minutes
  • 23Wallace
  • 17Madden
  • 9Evans

Substitutes

  • 7Burns
  • 10McAleny
  • 12Bolger
  • 16Jones
  • 18Taylor
  • 27Biggins
  • 38Wallace

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 29CummingsSubstituted forRoweat 45'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 12Anderson
  • 6ButlerBooked at 55mins
  • 3AndrewBooked at 63mins
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forMayat 57'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 15Kane
  • 26Coppinger
  • 9Marquis
  • 7Wilks

Substitutes

  • 10Rowe
  • 13Marosi
  • 16Taylor
  • 19May
  • 24Amos
  • 25Blaney
  • 32Prior
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
2,908

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

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

Alex Cairns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Doncaster Rovers 0. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Marney following a fast break.

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Craig Morgan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Wes Burns replaces Ashley Hunter.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by James Wallace.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt missed. Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Herbie Kane.

Foul by James Wallace (Fleetwood Town).

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town).

Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dean Marney (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town).

Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. James Wallace replaces Jason Holt.

Booking

Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Portsmouth24156339211851
2Luton24155447222550
3Sunderland22137243222146
4Charlton24134739271243
5Barnsley23126538211742
6Peterborough24118541311041
7Doncaster2411673931839
8Blackpool239772624234
9Accrington239772728-134
10Fleetwood249693325833
11Southend24102123030032
12Wycombe248883435-132
13Coventry2495102529-432
14Walsall248792537-1231
15Burton2393112932-330
16Rochdale2486103343-1030
17Gillingham2484123538-328
18Shrewsbury2477102831-328
19Oxford Utd2468103136-526
20Bristol Rovers2465132329-623
21Bradford2463152440-1621
22Wimbledon2463151935-1621
23Scunthorpe2456132951-2221
24Plymouth2455142746-1920
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