Mark Duffy's late free-kick eased 10-man Doncaster's Championship relegation fears as they beat bottom club Yeovil.

Dean Furman gave Rovers an early lead when he turned in Federico Macheda's cut-back from six yards.

Former Doncaster defender Byron Webster equalised for Yeovil two minutes before half-time.

Furman was sent off for a second bookable offence 10 minutes from the end, but Duffy whipped in the winner from a tight angle.

The visitors, with only two wins from their opening 15 Championship games, were behind after 11 minutes against a Doncaster side who began the evening fourth from bottom.

Macheda, signed on loan from Manchester United for the second time this season on Thursday, squared Mark Duffy's pass across goal for South Africa international midfielder Furman to score after Fraser Fyvie had given the ball away.

Fyvie had a free-kick saved by Doncaster keeper Ross Turnbull, but was replaced in the 31st minute as Yeovil manager Gary Johnson made a tactical switch.

Johnson then lost left-back Jamie McAllister with a collarbone injury, but saw his side equalise when Webster, who played 14 times for Doncaster between 2009 and 2011, turned in Shane Duffy's header across goal from a Liam Davis free-kick.

Yeovil's Chris Dunn, making his debut in goal after on-loan keeper Stuart Taylor returned to Reading for family reasons, held a 20-yard shot from Paul Quinn and a free-kick from David Cotterill.

Turnbull then beat out a Davis shot at the other end, before Doncaster's Duffy shot straight at Dunn after being teed up by Macheda.

Yeovil's hopes of a first away win since the opening day of the season increased when Furman - who helped South Africa beat Spain 1-0 in a midweek friendly - was sent off for a late tackle on Ed Upson.

But Duffy, signed from League One side Scunthorpe in the summer, earned Doncaster a first win in five league games with a free-kick from wide out on the left that beat Dunn at the near post.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Doncaster Rovers

  • 01 Turnbull
  • 02 Quinn
  • 32 Wabara Booked
  • 19 Wellens
  • 14 Khumalo
  • 12 McCullough
  • 11 Cotterill (Coppinger - 65' )
  • 04 Furman Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 10 Macheda (De Val - 87' )
  • 22 Robinson (Paynter - 68' )
  • 07 Duffy

Substitutes

  • 08 Paynter
  • 13 Maxted
  • 15 Wakefield
  • 21 De Val
  • 24 Finnigan
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 30 Peterson

Yeovil Town

  • 24 Dunn
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister (Davis - 39' )
  • 08 Upson
  • 05 Webster
  • 15 Duffy
  • 04 Edwards
  • 11 Fyvie (Dawson - 31' )
  • 23 Grant
  • 14 Hoskins Booked (Hayter - 74' )
  • 19 Ralls

Substitutes

  • 07 Dawson
  • 09 Hayter
  • 10 Foley
  • 12 Stewart
  • 17 Madden
  • 20 Fontaine
  • 21 Davis
Ref: Stuart Attwell
Att: 6,620

Match Stats

Shots

12 12

On target

6 6

Corners

5 7

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Yeovil Town 1.

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Yeovil Town 1.

90:00 +4:01

Attempt missed. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

90:00 +3:05

Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:05

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

90:00 +2:13

Attempt blocked. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:08

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Dawson with a cross.

90:00 +0:32

Attempt saved. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Dawson with a cross.

89:22

Foul by Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers).

89:22

James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:55

Attempt blocked. Billy Paynter (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Reece Wabara.

86:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Marc replaces Federico Macheda.

86:07

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:07

Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).

85:30

Foul by Billy Paynter (Doncaster Rovers).

85:30

Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Yeovil Town 1. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

81:09

Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:09

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

80:16

Offside, Yeovil Town. Liam Davis tries a through ball, but Shane Duffy is caught offside.

79:44 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) for a bad foul.

79:39

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

79:39

Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:10

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Federico Macheda.

76:36

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

76:36

Chris Dunn (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:31

Attempt saved. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

75:28

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Bongani Khumalo.

74:49

Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Furman.

73:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces Sam Hoskins.

72:39

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:39

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

69:52

Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:52

Foul by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).

69:40

Attempt blocked. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Grant.

68:53

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

68:53

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:11

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

67:35

Billy Paynter (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:35

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

67:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Billy Paynter replaces Theo Robinson.

65:46 Booking

Booking Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65:44

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:44

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

64:56

Offside, Yeovil Town. Edward Upson tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.

64:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces David Cotterill.

63:49

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Ross Turnbull tries a through ball, but Theo Robinson is caught offside.

62:43

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

59:58

Attempt saved. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joel Grant.

58:07 Booking

Booking Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:50

Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).

57:50

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:12

Attempt saved. David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

55:47

Hand ball by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

55:16

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

54:20

Offside, Yeovil Town. Chris Dunn tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.

54:00

Attempt saved. Paul Quinn (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

52:53

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:53

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

52:23

Foul by Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers).

52:23

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:51

Offside, Yeovil Town. Joe Ralls tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

48:24

Paul Quinn (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:24

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

47:50

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:50

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 1, Yeovil Town 1.

45:00 +4:29 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Yeovil Town 1.

45:00 +2:51

Attempt blocked. Paul Quinn (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.

45:00 +2:24

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Joe Ralls.

45:00 +1:04

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Richard Wellens.

42:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Yeovil Town 1. Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shane Duffy with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

42:24

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

42:24

Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:26

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:26

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

38:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Liam Davis replaces Jamie McAllister.

33:45

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

32:17

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Ralls with a cross.

32:02

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:24

Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Edward Upson with a cross.

30:53

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

30:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Fraser Fyvie.

28:17

Attempt saved. Fraser Fyvie (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

27:12 Booking

Booking Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

27:06

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

27:06

Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:40

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

23:35

Delay in match Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

22:42

Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:42

Foul by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

20:13

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

19:42

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

18:59

Foul by Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers).

18:59

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:42

Offside, Yeovil Town. Joe Ralls tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

15:00

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Dean Furman.

14:47

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

13:19

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

10:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Yeovil Town 0. Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Federico Macheda.

5:34

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

5:32

Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Reece Wabara.

3:04

Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.

2:32

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Richard Wellens.

1:51

Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:51

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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