Match ends, MK Dons 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.
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.
- 16SurmanSubstituted forJeromeat 67'minutes
- 29SorinolaSubstituted forLairdat 67'minutes
- 10FraserSubstituted forThompsonat 29'minutesBooked at 81mins
- 9GriggSubstituted forBrownat 83'minutes
- 5WrightSubstituted forJohnat 81'minutes
- 28HortonSubstituted forGomesat 80'minutes
- 15BostockSubstituted forRobertsonat 80'minutes
- 26CoppingerSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 64'minutes
- Josh Smith
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.
Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Harvie.
Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Harry Darling.
Attempt blocked. Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ethan Laird.
Josh McEachran (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Taylor Richards (Doncaster Rovers).
Harry Darling (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Scott Robertson (Doncaster Rovers).
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.
Substitution, MK Dons. Charlie Brown replaces William Grigg.
Louis Thompson (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Louis Thompson (MK Dons).
Taylor Richards (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Cameron John replaces Joe Wright because of an injury.
Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Scott Robertson replaces John Bostock.
Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces Branden Horton.
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.
Offside, MK Dons. Josh McEachran tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.