Doncaster ended Yeovil's eight-match winning run with an improved display, but could not force a victory of their own against their promotion rivals.

Paddy Madden's 11th goal in eight games gave Yeovil an early lead after keeper Gary Woods failed to hold a free-kick.

Rovers levelled when Billy Paynter, who had hit the bar moments earlier, headed home a David Cotterill corner.

Rob Jones later headed over from six yards and penalty appeals were rejected when David Syers went down in the box.

Six minutes of injury time were necessary after Yeovil's James Hayter was carried off on a stretcher against his old club and, having been outplayed for long periods, a point was a good result for Gary Johnson's men.

The draw kept them in fifth place in the League One table, two points behind new leaders Sheffield United, with Rovers, who have not won a single game this month, still a point better off despite dropping one place to fourth.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Doncaster Rovers manager Brian Flynn told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I was pleased with the performance, very pleased with the players both individually and collectively.

"I was pleased for young John (Lundstram), I thought he came in and handled himself really well, one or two mistakes, but I was pleased overall.

"I'm pleased for Billy (Paynter) to score after he missed his (earlier) chance. Paul Quinn was outstanding, I thought, so all round the revival has started.

"It's three games undefeated, statistics are what you want them to be, but I'm very pleased (to draw) against a really good team."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Doncaster

  • 33 Woods
  • 02 Quinn
  • 03 Husband Booked (Hume - 71' )
  • 05 Jones
  • 14 Spurr
  • 16 McCombe
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 12 Lundstram (Syers - 74' )
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 30 Keegan Booked
  • 08 Paynter (Bennett - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Maxted
  • 15 Wakefield
  • 06 Syers
  • 22 Howieson
  • 17 Hume
  • 18 Sinclair
  • 23 Bennett

Yeovil

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister (Young - 89' )
  • 05 Webster
  • 18 Burn
  • 20 Edwards
  • 08 Upson
  • 14 Foley (Ralph - 68' )
  • 22 Dawson
  • 09 Hayter (Williams - 56' )
  • 17 Madden

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 04 Hinds
  • 16 Ralph
  • 06 Blizzard
  • 10 Williams
  • 07 Appiah
  • 15 Young
Ref: Ilderton
Att: 6,356

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

6 1

Corners

4 6

Fouls

5 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:41 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +6:07

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

90:00 +4:16

Jamie McCombe is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marek Stech.

90:00 +1:19

Shot from deep inside the area by Dan Burn clears the crossbar.

90:00 +0:47

Outswinging corner taken by Edward Upson, Paul Keegan manages to make a clearance.

88:27 Substitution

Substitution James McAllister goes off and Lewis Young comes on.

86:13

Shot on goal by David Cotterill from just inside the area goes over the target.

83:20 Substitution

Substitution (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Kyle Bennett coming on for Billy Paynter.

83:20

Shot by Joe Edwards from just outside the area goes over the net.

79:34

James McAllister has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

79:34 Booking

Booking Paul Keegan booked.

79:28

Gavin Williams fouled by Paul Keegan, the ref awards a free kick.

77:06

Effort from the edge of the box by Iain Hume goes wide of the left-hand upright.

73:38

David Cotterill takes the free kick.

73:38 Substitution

Substitution David Syers joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Lundstram.

73:38

James McAllister concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Hume.

72:03

John Lundstram takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a save.

70:13

Marek Stech takes the indirect free kick.

70:13 Substitution

Substitution Iain Hume joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Husband.

70:13

Billy Paynter is ruled offside.

69:13

Gavin Williams produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

67:57 Substitution

Substitution (Yeovil) makes a substitution, with Nathan Ralph coming on for Sam Foley.

64:44

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the right by-line. The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marek Stech.

62:55

Corner taken by Edward Upson, clearance by Tommy Spurr.

61:59

Gavin Williams takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

58:53

Rob Jones has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

58:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Edward Upson on Paul Quinn. David Cotterill takes the direct free kick.

55:51 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Williams joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Hayter.

50:28

Edward Upson has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:49 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:46

Assist on the goal came from David Cotterill.

45:00 +1:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Paynter - Doncaster 1 - 1 Yeovil Billy Paynter grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Doncaster 1-1 Yeovil.

45:00 +1:07

James Husband takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill,

44:45

Billy Paynter has a headed effort at goal from close in that hits the post.

44:10

James Hayter concedes a free kick for a foul on Rob Jones. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

43:35

Free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

43:35 Booking

Booking James Husband shown a yellow card.

43:21

James Husband gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Ayling.

42:29

Billy Paynter concedes a free kick for a foul on Dan Burn. Free kick taken by Marek Stech.

35:00

Corner taken by Edward Upson, Dan Burn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie McCombe. Gary Woods takes the free kick.

27:43

Kevin Dawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr. Tommy Spurr takes the direct free kick.

26:06

Edward Upson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

22:09

David Cotterill has a lobbed shot. Save by Marek Stech.

21:06

Dan Burn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

19:42

James Coppinger takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a save.

17:13

Inswinging corner taken by Edward Upson, Gary Woods makes a save.

14:38

Floated corner taken from the left by-line by Edward Upson.

13:49

Billy Paynter takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech. Corner taken by David Cotterill from the right by-line.

8:47

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Coppinger. Indirect free kick taken by Marek Stech.

8:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill played to the near post, clearance made by Dan Burn.

7:11

John Lundstram challenges Luke Ayling unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

5:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Paddy Madden - Doncaster 0 - 1 Yeovil Paddy Madden finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 Yeovil.

4:27

Tommy Spurr challenges Kevin Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

2:41

Edward Upson takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Rob Jones.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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