On-loan striker Lauri Dalla Valle put Crewe Alexandra on their way to an impressive away win over Doncaster.

The young on-loan Fulham forward latched on to Chuks Aneke's through ball before firing the Alex in front.

Doncaster had plenty of chances to level throughout the game and Iain Hume missed a great opportunity, before Paul Keegan hit the bar.

And Crewe ended Rovers' seven-match unbeaten run when Mathias Pogba headed in Michael West's corner.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Doncaster Rovers manager Dean Saunders told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We've missed too many chances - we've had five chances and missed them all.

"Iain Hume has gone through right on half-time after us conceding a real elementary goal.

"Paul Keegan's missed an open goal, then Billy Paynter's had a good chance at the end.

"it's just not gone for us tonight, but we've had a brilliant run."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Doncaster

  • 33 Woods
  • 02 Quinn Booked
  • 03 Husband
  • 05 Jones (Martis - 27' )
  • 14 Spurr
  • 06 Syers Booked (Blake - 46' )
  • 07 Woods
  • 20 Harper Booked (Brown - 75' )
  • 30 Keegan Booked
  • 08 Paynter
  • 17 Hume Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 04 Martis
  • 19 Griffin
  • 12 Woods
  • 21 Clingan
  • 09 Brown
  • 10 Blake

Crewe

  • 13 Martin
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 08 Murphy
  • 14 Mellor
  • 19 Osman Booked
  • 26 Aneke (Robertson - 90' )
  • 09 Pogba
  • 11 Moore (West - 46' )
  • 30 Dalla Valle

Substitutes

  • 01 Phillips
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 12 Turton
  • 15 Robertson
  • 17 Ray
  • 18 Daniels
  • 23 West
Ref: Duncan
Att: 5,411

Match Stats

Shots

7 9

On target

3 8

Corners

4 4

Fouls

16 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:06 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:45

The official flags Paul Keegan offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Martin.

90:00 +0:58

Billy Paynter takes a shot. Fantastic save by Alan Martin.

90:00 +0:09 Substitution

Substitution Gregor Robertson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chuks Aneke.

88:45

The referee blows for offside against Michael West. Gary Woods takes the indirect free kick.

86:19

Iain Hume takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin. Corner taken by Iain Hume from the right by-line, clearance by Chuks Aneke.

83:34

Tommy Spurr concedes a free kick for a foul on Lauri Dalla Valle. Luke Murphy sends in a cross, Kelvin Mellor takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

82:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kelvin Mellor on James Husband. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Robbie Blake, Luke Murphy makes a clearance. Shelton Martis is caught offside. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

81:28

Luke Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save made by Gary Woods.

81:28 Booking

Booking Paul Keegan is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

81:17

Foul by Paul Keegan on Luke Murphy, free kick awarded.

80:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by Iain Hume. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Murphy, clearance made by Tommy Spurr.

77:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathias Pogba on James Husband. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Woods.

77:00

The official flags Billy Paynter offside. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

76:39

The ball is crossed by Chris Brown, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

76:02

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Keegan, Mathias Pogba manages to make a clearance.

75:29

Lauri Dalla Valle is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Woods.

74:36 Substitution

Substitution (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Chris Brown coming on for James Harper.

70:51

The assist for the goal came from Michael West.

70:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Mathias Pogba - Doncaster 0 - 2 Crewe Mathias Pogba grabs a headed goal from close in. Doncaster 0-2 Crewe.

70:03

Corner taken right-footed by Michael West,

69:16

Lauri Dalla Valle fouled by Shelton Martis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Davis.

68:47

Abdul Osman takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

67:20

Indirect free kick taken by Harry Davis.

67:20 Booking

Booking Paul Quinn is shown a yellow card.

66:46

Paul Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Chuks Aneke.

65:25

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Luke Murphy from left wing. Kelvin Mellor is caught offside. Gary Woods takes the free kick.

65:25 Booking

Booking The referee shows Iain Hume a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

65:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by Iain Hume.

63:57

Billy Paynter challenges Mark Ellis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

62:20

Paul Keegan concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdul Osman. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

61:15

Robbie Blake takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Alan Martin.

59:49

Luke Murphy takes the free kick.

59:49 Booking

Booking James Harper receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

59:42

James Harper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chuks Aneke.

57:42

Paul Keegan takes a shot.

54:47

Michael West has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

52:41

Matt Tootle fouled by Iain Hume, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Harry Davis.

52:09

Chuks Aneke takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.

51:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Quinn on Chuks Aneke. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Luke Murphy, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance.

49:59

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael West. Corner taken by Michael West from the left by-line to the near post, save by Gary Woods.

49:29

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Martin.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Michael West coming on for Byron Moore.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution David Syers goes off and Robbie Blake comes on.

45:00 +4:07 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +3:12

Effort on goal by Iain Hume from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

42:42

Tommy Spurr takes the free kick.

42:42 Booking

Booking Abdul Osman goes into the referee's book.

42:38

Abdul Osman challenges Billy Paynter unfairly and gives away a free kick.

39:36 Booking

Booking The referee cautions David Syers for unsporting behaviour.

37:02

Curled right-footed shot by Byron Moore. Save by Gary Woods.

34:54

Iain Hume concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Davis. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

32:10

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Keegan, Shot from deep inside the area by Martin Woods clears the bar.

29:32

Unfair challenge on Chuks Aneke by James Harper results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Luke Murphy, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Woods by Mark Ellis. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.

28:24

Foul by James Harper on Abdul Osman, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Luke Murphy, Kelvin Mellor takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.

27:26

Abdul Osman takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Tootle from the right by-line.

26:10 Substitution

Substitution Rob Jones goes off and Shelton Martis comes on.

22:10

Corner taken by Paul Keegan from the right by-line, clearance made by Abdul Osman.

21:13

Chuks Aneke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Woods. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Woods.

14:30

Kelvin Mellor sends in a cross, save by Gary Woods.

12:13

Luke Murphy challenges Iain Hume unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Husband.

11:29

Harry Davis fouled by Iain Hume, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Martin.

8:38

Martin Woods concedes a free kick for a foul on Kelvin Mellor. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Mellor.

7:31

The assistant referee flags for offside against Iain Hume. Free kick taken by Mark Ellis.

4:33

Assist on the goal came from Chuks Aneke.

4:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Lauri Dalla Valle - Doncaster 0 - 1 Crewe A goal is scored by Lauri Dalla Valle from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 Crewe.

2:53

Abdul Osman handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Tommy Spurr restarts play with the free kick.

0:59

Effort from inside the area by Iain Hume misses to the left of the target.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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