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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster's League One play-off push maintained momentum with a draw at local rivals Scunthorpe.

Having deservedly led through Mallik Wilks' close-range finish, Rovers had to settle for a point when pegged back by a header from the hosts' Kyle Wootton midway through the second half.

While both sides had half-chances in the opening quarter, it was in-form Doncaster who made most of the running and they were rewarded for looking slicker and quicker when Wilks found the bottom corner in the 25th minute from Herbie Kane's ball in from the left.

Wootton had a header clawed away under the bar by visiting stopper Marko Marosi just before the break, before Rovers continued in the ascendancy after half-time.

They came close to doubling their lead when a drive from Wilks struck the foot of a post and top scorer John Marquis squandered a great opportunity when the ball was returned to the box, lifting it over from six yards.

It proved to be a costly miss as the Iron improved and when Levi Sutton took a 69th minute free-quick quickly, Wootton headed home from Adam Hammill's inviting cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 26McGahey
  • 23McArdleBooked at 61mins
  • 21Burgess
  • 4McMahon
  • 22SuttonBooked at 12mins
  • 6Ojo
  • 47HammillSubstituted forPerchat 86'minutes
  • 18ThomasSubstituted forOlomolaat 57'minutes
  • 29Wootton
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 5Webster
  • 10van Veen
  • 14Perch
  • 16Pearce
  • 19Ben El-Mhanni
  • 24Olomola
  • 27Flatt

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 17Blair
  • 31DowningBooked at 63mins
  • 12Anderson
  • 3Andrew
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forRoweat 81'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 15Kane
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forSmithat 75'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 7WilksSubstituted forSadlierat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Butler
  • 10Rowe
  • 18Smith
  • 19May
  • 22Sadlier
  • 33Jones
  • 44Lewis
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
6,255

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Benjamin Whiteman.

Attempt missed. Paul Downing (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner following a set piece situation.

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

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

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

Attempt missed. Olufela Olomola (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. James Perch (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. James Perch replaces Adam Hammill.

Attempt missed. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Attempt saved. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Tommy Rowe replaces Ali Crawford.

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Tyler Smith (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Tyler Smith (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kieran Sadlier replaces Mallik Wilks.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Tyler Smith replaces James Coppinger.

Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).

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

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Doncaster Rovers 1. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tony McMahon.

Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers).

Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt saved. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33218466283871
2Barnsley341910559283167
3Sunderland331714259322765
4Portsmouth341711655361962
5Charlton34178950341659
6Doncaster32159859401954
7Peterborough341410105246652
8Fleetwood34139124536948
9Blackpool33121293429548
10Coventry33137133637-146
11Burton341110134241143
12Wycombe341110134248-643
13Southend34125174445-141
14Plymouth34118154554-941
15Accrington321011113443-941
16Scunthorpe34118154158-1741
17Gillingham34116174557-1239
18Walsall34108163755-1838
19Shrewsbury33812133645-936
20Oxford Utd34812144152-1136
21Bristol Rovers33810153137-634
22Rochdale3497184272-3034
23Bradford3496193855-1733
24Wimbledon3485212853-2529
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