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Accrington Stanley 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

A Pontus Dahlberg own goal gave Accrington a 1-0 win over Doncaster, who have lost all three league games.

Stanley went ahead in the third minute when Joe Pritchard's 25-yard strike was fumbled by Dahlberg onto the crossbar and it bounced down, hit the inside of the post and the keeper couldn't keep it out.

The Swedish stopper made amends by pulling off two terrific saves soon after, pushing out a fierce Pritchard strike and a Sean McConville blast as the Reds bombarded Doncaster's goal.

A shot from Dion Charles was deflected against the outside of the post while Colby Bishop headed wide from close range in a first half dominated by the Reds.

It was more of the same after the break with Watford loanee Dahlberg denying Bishop from close range.

Doncaster came more into it and Ben Close's shot was finger-tipped over by James Trafford after 75 minutes - their first shot on target.

But they couldn't break down Stanley, who now have two successive wins.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Trafford
  • 5SykesBooked at 90mins
  • 12Nottingham
  • 2Rodgers
  • 10PritchardSubstituted forPerrittat 90'minutes
  • 8PellBooked at 23mins
  • 37Morgan
  • 6ButcherBooked at 62mins
  • 11McConville
  • 32CharlesSubstituted forMumbongoat 90'minutes
  • 9Bishop

Substitutes

  • 14Mumbongo
  • 15Procter
  • 18Leigh
  • 20Scully
  • 21Perritt
  • 30Isherwood
  • 35Nolan

Doncaster

Formation 4-3-3

  • 12Dahlberg
  • 2Knoyle
  • 6Williams
  • 4Anderson
  • 10Rowe
  • 15BostockSubstituted forHortonat 83'minutes
  • 8Close
  • 22Galbraith
  • 16BarlowSubstituted forJohnat 56'minutes
  • 21Cukur
  • 23GardnerSubstituted forBogleat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 7Bogle
  • 18Williams
  • 24John
  • 28Horton
  • 30Blythe
  • 31Ravenhill
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
2,223

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joel Mumbongo (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joel Mumbongo (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Butcher.

  5. Booking

    Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Harry Perritt replaces Joe Pritchard because of an injury.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Joel Mumbongo replaces Dion Charles.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sean McConville.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Branden Horton replaces John Bostock.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean McConville with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Cameron John.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by James Trafford.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kyle Knoyle (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Close.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by James Trafford.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Ben Close tries a through ball, but Tiago Cukur is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Close with a cross following a corner.

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