Second-half goals from Simon Church and Adam Le Fondre ended Reading's four-match losing streak while Doncaster remain rooted to the foot of the table.

Reading started brightly, with Jimmy Kebe forcing Neil Sullivan in the Doncaster goal into an early save.

Having squandered an early one-on-one Church made up for it tapping in from close range after Sullivan's fumble.

Le Fondre doubled their lead after heading Joseph Mills' cross home for his first goal for his new club.

Doncaster rallied a little late on, with James Coppinger firing against the post, but it was an isolated moment in a display of comfortable control from Reading.

The result leaves Doncaster still searching for their first league victory while Reading earned only their second win of the season, moving up to 14th in the Championship.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 05 Pearce
  • 16 Mills
  • 17 Gorkss
  • 24 Cummings
  • 07 Tabb
  • 08 Leigertwood
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 14 Kebe (Le Fondre - 41' )
  • 10 Hunt
  • 18 Church

Substitutes

  • 12 McCarthy
  • 06 Gunnarsson
  • 20 Howard
  • 09 Le Fondre
  • 22 Manset

Doncaster

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 03 Friend
  • 04 Martis
  • 14 Spurr (Stock - 79' )
  • 16 Oster
  • 17 Barnes (Hird - 79' )
  • 18 Gillett
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 12 Hayter Booked
  • 23 Bennett (Lalkovic - 54' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 33 Woods
  • 21 Hird
  • 08 Stock
  • 15 Wilson
  • 27 Lalkovic
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 15,124

Match Stats

Shots

17 7

On target

11 3

Corners

7 3

Fouls

4 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:32

The ball is delivered by Sam Hird, save by Adam Federici.

90:00 +2:02

Short corner worked by Jobi McAnuff.

90:00 +0:04

Corner taken right-footed by Milan Lalkovic, Shaun Cummings manages to make a clearance.

89:55

The ball is sent over by Milan Lalkovic, blocked by Shaun Cummings.

89:13

Centre by George Friend, save by Adam Federici.

87:21

Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

87:21 Booking

Booking Milan Lalkovic is given a yellow card.

86:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Milan Lalkovic on Joseph Mills.

85:54

The ball is crossed by James Coppinger, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.

84:12

Shot from outside the area by James Coppinger misses to the left of the target.

82:23

Free kick taken by Joseph Mills.

82:23 Booking

Booking James Hayter receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

82:12

Foul by James Hayter on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded.

80:15

Effort on goal by Brian Stock from long distance goes over the crossbar.

78:24

Direct free kick taken by Joseph Mills.

78:24 Substitution

Substitution Giles Barnes leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Hird.

78:24 Substitution

Substitution Brian Stock is brought on as a substitute for Tommy Spurr.

78:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Milan Lalkovic on Kaspars Gorkss.

75:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff.

75:33

Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. George Friend gets a block in.

74:25

The ball is crossed by Giles Barnes, clearance by Alex Pearce.

73:50

The ball is sent over by Joseph Mills, Noel Hunt takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

72:52

James Coppinger takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

72:25

The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff.

70:19

Shaun Cummings challenges James Coppinger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Spurr restarts play with the free kick.

69:46

James Coppinger produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

68:16

Alex Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Milan Lalkovic. John Oster takes the direct free kick.

67:29

James Coppinger delivers the ball.

66:13

James Hayter takes a shot. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

65:08

James Hayter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

64:11

Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball, save made by Neil Sullivan.

63:40

Shelton Martis challenges Simon Church unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joseph Mills restarts play with the free kick.

63:27

Milan Lalkovic takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

62:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Free kick taken by James O'Connor.

61:40

The referee blows for offside. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

60:56

Noel Hunt produces a cross.

58:45

Joseph Mills provided the assist for the goal.

58:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Le Fondre - Reading 2 - 0 Doncaster Adam Le Fondre finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Reading 2-0 Doncaster.

57:46

The ball is delivered by James Coppinger.

57:13

Simon Church takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

56:23

Noel Hunt produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

56:11

Joseph Mills takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

53:38 Substitution

Substitution Milan Lalkovic on for Kyle Bennett.

52:44

Inswinging corner taken by Tommy Spurr, clearance by Jay Tabb.

51:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Simon Church - Reading 1 - 0 Doncaster Simon Church finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Doncaster.

49:30

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line to the near post.

49:13

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Blocked by Giles Barnes.

48:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Spurr on Noel Hunt. Joseph Mills restarts play with the free kick.

47:07

Jobi McAnuff produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:45

James Coppinger takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

42:27

Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff.

42:17

Simon Church takes a shot. George Friend gets a block in.

41:29

Joseph Mills crosses the ball, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.

41:01

Corner taken by Joseph Mills from the right by-line played to the near post, Tommy Spurr makes a clearance.

40:48

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

40:17 Substitution

Substitution (Reading) makes a substitution, with Adam Le Fondre coming on for Jimmy Kebe.

38:58

Simon Church is ruled offside. Free kick taken by George Friend.

36:03

Mikele Leigertwood has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

35:35

Centre by James O'Connor, clearance by Shaun Cummings.

35:09

Foul by Noel Hunt on Simon Gillett, free kick awarded. Shelton Martis restarts play with the free kick.

32:40

The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, save made by Adam Federici.

30:12

Simon Church takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

29:53

Jay Tabb takes a shot. Blocked by Giles Barnes.

28:42

The ball is delivered by James O'Connor, clearance by Alex Pearce.

27:55

Simon Church produces a cross, clearance by George Friend.

27:13

The official flags Simon Church offside. Indirect free kick taken by Shelton Martis.

26:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikele Leigertwood by Giles Barnes. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

25:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Friend by Noel Hunt. Direct free kick taken by John Oster.

24:08

Handball by Tommy Spurr. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

23:35

Inswinging corner taken by Tommy Spurr from the right by-line played to the near post, Adam Federici makes a save.

23:25

The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, Joseph Mills makes a clearance.

20:54

Noel Hunt is ruled offside. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.

20:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Friend on Simon Church. Jay Tabb restarts play with the free kick.

17:24

The referee gives a free kick against Giles Barnes for handball. Direct free kick taken by Mikele Leigertwood.

17:13

The ball is crossed by Kyle Bennett, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.

17:08

The ball is swung over by James O'Connor.

12:39

Foul by Shelton Martis on Noel Hunt, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jimmy Kebe.

8:06

The ball is crossed by Simon Church, Noel Hunt takes a shot. James O'Connor gets a block in.

7:20

The ball is swung over by Shaun Cummings, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.

5:12

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jobi McAnuff, Noel Hunt produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

4:55

Centre by Simon Church, Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

3:04

Centre by Kyle Bennett, Adam Federici makes a save.

1:48

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joseph Mills, save by Neil Sullivan.

0:49

George Friend concedes a free kick for a foul on Noel Hunt. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joseph Mills from right channel, John Oster makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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