Port Vale followed up their impressive League Cup win over Hartlepool with a superb victory at Doncaster.

Ben Williamson hit a hat-trick in Tuesday's 6-2 win and he gave his side the lead again with a header after Chris Lines's shot was saved.

Tom Pope rifled in his fourth goal in two games before Carl Dickinson hammered home to make it 3-0.

Kyle Bennett pulled one back with a 20-yard shot 15 minutes from time but it was too little too late for Rovers.

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Dickov on Doncaster v Port Vale

"In the first half we didn't get started. Port Vale were better then us, it's as simple as that.

"The manner we lost the goals with two corners and a throw-in is really poor from our point of view. People have designated roles in the team, they didn't fulfil that and you get punished for it.

"We can't start games like that, as good as the players have been over the first two games."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Doncaster Rovers

  • 01 Steer
  • 22 Wabara
  • 03 Evina
  • 04 Furman (De Val - 45' )
  • 05 Jones
  • 12 McCullough
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 18 Keegan
  • 11 Main (Bennett - 65' )
  • 14 Tyson (Robinson - 45' )
  • 10 Forrester Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 09 Robinson
  • 13 Marosi
  • 15 Wakefield
  • 21 De Val
  • 23 Bennett
  • 30 Askins
  • 32 Whitehouse

Port Vale

  • 12 Johnson
  • 21 Veseli
  • 03 Dickinson
  • 15 O'Connor (Brown - 80' )
  • 06 Duffy
  • 05 McGivern
  • 07 Birchall (Dodds - 80' )
  • 10 Lines
  • 11 Pope
  • 09 Williamson (Jennings - 75' )
  • 20 Marshall

Substitutes

  • 01 Neal
  • 04 Robertson
  • 08 Dodds
  • 14 Daniel
  • 17 Brown
  • 18 Jennings
  • 22 Lloyd
Ref: Geoff Eltringham
Att: 6,437

Match Stats

Shots

9 14

On target

4 5

Corners

4 7

Fouls

12 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Port Vale 3.

90:00 +4:50 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Port Vale 3.

90:00 +1:56

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

90:00 +1:56

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:32

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:32

Foul by Chris Lines (Port Vale).

89:09

Attempt missed. Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

88:28

Foul by Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers).

88:28

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:20

Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:20

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

85:15

Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:15

Foul by Steven Jennings (Port Vale).

84:26

Foul by Marc (Doncaster Rovers).

84:26

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:13

Foul by Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers).

84:13

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Chris Birchall.

79:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Michael Brown replaces Michael O'Connor.

78:13 Dismissal

Dismissal Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the red card.

78:04

Foul by Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers).

78:04

(Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:00

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

75:56

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

74:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Steven Jennings replaces Ben Williamson.

73:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Port Vale 3. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

72:36

Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71:46

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

71:10

Hand ball by Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers).

70:40

Attempt missed. Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

70:24

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

70:04

Attempt blocked. Chris Birchall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

68:17

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

67:18

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

64:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces Curtis Main.

64:11

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

63:45

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

62:07

Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:07

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Port Vale).

58:38

Foul by Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers).

58:38

Chris Birchall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:38

Foul by Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers).

57:38

(Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:50

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

56:00

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:56

Foul by Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers).

52:54

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

51:28

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:57

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

46:29

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

46:00

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

45:59

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

45:00

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 0, Port Vale 3.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Nathan Tyson.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Marc replaces Dean Furman.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Port Vale 3.

45:00 +1:55

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

43:40

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jed Steer.

43:29

Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

40:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Port Vale 3. Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

39:56

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

38:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Port Vale 2. Tom Pope (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Williamson.

37:17

Attempt blocked. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34:24

Foul by Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers).

34:24

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:25

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

31:25

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

29:30

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

29:30

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Port Vale 1. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael O'Connor with a cross.

26:36

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Rob Jones.

23:01

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23:01

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

16:41

Attempt saved. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

14:35

Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:35

Foul by Frederic Veseli (Port Vale).

12:59

Attempt missed. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

12:28

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

8:24

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Rob Jones.

4:44

Foul by Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers).

4:44

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:37

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

1:53

Attempt blocked. Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

1:32

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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