Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.
Luke McCormick netted a priceless double as Bristol Rovers revived hopes of avoiding relegation from League One with a 2-1 home win over Doncaster.
The visitors took a 13th-minute lead when a slip by Cian Harries put Bristol in trouble and James Coppinger accepted a pass from Taylor Richards before curling a right-footed shot past Anssi Jaakkola.
But the home side refused to buckle and were rewarded on 37 minutes when Chelsea loanee McCormick buried a fierce right-footed drive from angle after running onto Zain Westbrook's pass.
The same combination worked again on 56 minutes when Westbrook moved onto a Pablo Martinez pass and pulled the ball back for McCormick to find the roof of the net with a stunning shot from 15 yards.
Doncaster thought they had levelled early in the second half, but Fejiri Okenabirhie's close-range shot was ruled out for offside.
Bristol defender Jack Baldwin cleared off the line from Jason Lokilo but Joey Barton's team were worth the three points, having created the majority of chances in a closely-fought game.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 26BaldwinBooked at 67mins
- 28WalkerSubstituted forAyungaat 57'minutes
- 14McCormickBooked at 87mins
- 9HanlanBooked at 90mins
- 28HortonSubstituted forGreavesat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 14SmithSubstituted forGomesat 82'minutes
- 17RichardsSubstituted forBostockat 68'minutes
- 26CoppingerSubstituted forSimoes Inacioat 68'minutes
- 7BogleBooked at 49mins
- 22Simoes Inacio
- Antony Coggins
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.
Brandon Hanlan (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Brandon Hanlan (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jason Lokilo (Doncaster Rovers).
Anthony Greaves (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Luke McCormick (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Anthony Greaves (Doncaster Rovers).
Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Anssi Jaakkola.
Attempt saved. Omar Bogle (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony Greaves.
Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Pablo Martinez.
Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Omar Bogle (Doncaster Rovers).
Luke McCormick (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Brandon Hanlan (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by John Bostock (Doncaster Rovers).
Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Anthony Greaves replaces Branden Horton.
Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces Matthew Smith.
Omar Bogle (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Bristol Rovers).