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Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

Daniel Harvie's second-half strike gave MK Dons a deserved win over Doncaster Rovers at Stadium:MK.

The Scottish full-back cut in on his right foot on 76 minutes and fired in his deflected shot to break Rovers' resistance after a number of smart saves from Louis Jones.

Jones had earlier denied Harvie by parrying his effort onto a post before rebuffing Will Grigg's rebound.

The academy graduate had also thwarted Grigg's downward header on 28 minutes and tipped Louis Thompson's effort over the bar 40 seconds after the break.

But Harvie's first goal of 2021 sealed a fourth win in a row for Russell Martin's resurgent Dons following a winless five-game run.

The defeat condemned Doncaster to their third defeat in five, dropping the managerless side out of the play-offs after a run of two victories in 12.

Their best effort came through Jason Lokilo, who was the beneficiary of brilliant build-up play before his shot was blocked by Harry Darling.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 13Fisher
  • 15O'Hora
  • 6Darling
  • 4Jules
  • 21Harvie
  • 17O'Riley
  • 16SurmanSubstituted forJeromeat 67'minutes
  • 5McEachran
  • 29SorinolaSubstituted forLairdat 67'minutes
  • 10FraserSubstituted forThompsonat 29'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 9GriggSubstituted forBrownat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nicholls
  • 3Lewington
  • 11Brown
  • 12Laird
  • 20Mason
  • 23Thompson
  • 35Jerome

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Jones
  • 2Halliday
  • 5WrightSubstituted forJohnat 81'minutes
  • 4Anderson
  • 28HortonSubstituted forGomesat 80'minutes
  • 15BostockSubstituted forRobertsonat 80'minutes
  • 3James
  • 10Lokilo
  • 17Richards
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 64'minutes
  • 7Bogle

Substitutes

  • 1Balcombe
  • 6Gomes
  • 8Robertson
  • 9Okenabirhie
  • 16Amos
  • 24John
  • 27Greaves
Referee:
Josh Smith

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Harvie.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Harry Darling.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ethan Laird.

  7. Post update

    Josh McEachran (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Taylor Richards (Doncaster Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Harry Darling (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Scott Robertson (Doncaster Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jason Lokilo (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Fejiri Okenabirhie.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Charlie Brown replaces William Grigg.

  13. Booking

    Louis Thompson (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Louis Thompson (MK Dons).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Cameron John replaces Joe Wright because of an injury.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Scott Robertson replaces John Bostock.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces Branden Horton.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 1, Doncaster Rovers 0. Daniel Harvie (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matt O'Riley.

  20. Post update

    Offside, MK Dons. Josh McEachran tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull382171063313270
2Peterborough372161065372869
3Sunderland361813555272867
4Lincoln City371881155401562
5Portsmouth361771253391458
6Blackpool351691044321257
7Doncaster35176125345857
8Oxford Utd37168135143856
9Charlton371511115450456
10Gillingham38167155450455
11Ipswich36167133937255
12MK Dons38159145552354
13Accrington36158134951-253
14Crewe36149134446-251
15Fleetwood371311134132950
16Plymouth381310154960-1149
17Shrewsbury351113114041-146
18Burton36118174661-1541
19Swindon37114224465-2137
20Northampton3899203254-2236
21Wimbledon36812163659-2336
22Wigan3798203964-2535
23Bristol Rovers3897223660-2434
24Rochdale36711184667-2132
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