Shrewsbury 1-2 Doncaster

Kyle Bennett

Winger Kyle Bennett scored a stoppage-time winner at Shrewsbury to send Doncaster to the top of League One.

James Husband and Rob Jones both hit the woodwork for Rovers before the hosts had Dave McAllister sent off on 37 minutes for a reckless challenge.

Husband put Rovers ahead from James Coppinger's pass only for Tom Eaves to level for the hosts in the 90th minute.

But Shropshire-born Bennett grabbed all three points in injury-time when his shot deflected into the top corner.

A first win in six games for Brian Flynn's side took advantage of Sheffield United's draw with Leyton Orient to move top of the division.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's a scandalous sending-off. McAllister took off to poke the ball to our full back, and the Doncaster lad was nowhere near him. We'll be appealing against it.

"It's hard enough to play against Doncaster anyway, but even harder with 10 men.

"We worked really hard to get back into it, and then a goal out of nothing right at the end.

"It's a kick in the teeth when we showed so much character, especially in the last 15 minutes, and we've been really hard done by."

Doncaster boss Brian Flynn told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Doncaster Rovers manager Brian Flynn

"Dramatic wasn't it? I felt after Saturday we were back on track and it proved tonight.

"I think our performance level was very, very good.

"A point away from home at this stage of the season is always good. Under the circumstances it wouldn't have been seen as that but it was nice to come away with a win."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Weale
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Jones
  • 12 Edwards
  • 30 Gayle
  • 08 Richards
  • 15 McGinn (Wildig - 88' )
  • 17 Parry (Morgan - 74' )
  • 19 McAllister Dismissed
  • 21 Porter (Summerfield - 59' )
  • 24 Eaves

Substitutes

  • 25 Anyon
  • 18 Goldson
  • 04 Summerfield
  • 06 Purdie
  • 20 Wildig
  • 10 Morgan
  • 29 Rodgers

Doncaster

  • 33 Woods
  • 02 Quinn
  • 03 Husband
  • 05 Jones
  • 14 Spurr
  • 16 McCombe
  • 11 Cotterill (Bennett - 88' )
  • 12 Lundstram
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 30 Keegan (Syers - 46' )
  • 17 Hume (Paynter - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Maxted
  • 15 Wakefield
  • 06 Syers
  • 22 Howieson
  • 08 Paynter
  • 18 Sinclair
  • 23 Bennett
Ref: Langford
Att: 4,886

Match Stats

Shots

6 20

On target

4 10

Corners

0 6

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Kyle Bennett - Shrewsbury 1 - 2 Doncaster A goal is scored by Kyle Bennett from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-2 Doncaster.

90:00 +2:24

The ball is sent over by Tommy Spurr, clearance made by Tom Eaves.

90:00 +1:53

Tommy Spurr sends in a cross, Rob Edwards makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:28

James Husband crosses the ball, clearance made by Rob Edwards.

90:00 +1:16

James Coppinger produces a cross, Joe Jacobson makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:52

The ball is crossed by Tommy Spurr, Rob Edwards manages to make a clearance.

89:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Eaves - Shrewsbury 1 - 1 Doncaster Tom Eaves gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-1 Doncaster.

87:47 Substitution

Substitution Kyle Bennett replaces David Cotterill.

87:27 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Wildig comes on in place of Stephen McGinn.

87:16

David Cotterill takes a short corner.

86:15

Luke Summerfield is penalised for a handball. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from David Cotterill, Joe Jacobson makes a clearance.

83:20

Joe Jacobson fouled by David Cotterill, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

82:36

Stephen McGinn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

79:41 Substitution

Substitution Iain Hume leaves the field to be replaced by Billy Paynter.

79:13

Cameron Gayle crosses the ball, Luke Summerfield takes a shot. Rob Jones gets a block in.

78:52

Foul by David Syers on Tom Eaves, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marvin Morgan.

78:07

The ball is swung over by James Coppinger, Iain Hume takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale.

75:54

Tommy Spurr delivers the ball, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

74:47

The ball is sent over by Tom Eaves, James Husband manages to make a clearance.

73:36

Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.

73:36 Substitution

Substitution Marvin Morgan comes on in place of Paul Parry.

73:36

James Coppinger is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

72:04

Assist on the goal came from David Cotterill.

72:04 Goal scored

Goal! - James Husband - Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Doncaster A goal is scored by James Husband from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 0-1 Doncaster.

71:41

David Cotterill takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

71:09

Rob Jones takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale.

70:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume by Darren Jones. David Cotterill takes the free kick.

69:28

The ball is crossed by James Husband, clearance by Cameron Gayle. Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Hume on Chris Weale. Chris Weale takes the direct free kick.

66:33

Tom Eaves takes a shot.

62:46

James Husband sends in a cross.

61:19

David Cotterill produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Tommy Spurr goes harmlessly over the crossbar. Header from deep inside the penalty area by David Syers goes harmlessly over the crossbar. David Syers concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Eaves. Chris Weale takes the direct free kick.

60:10

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

57:58 Substitution

Substitution Luke Summerfield on for Chris Porter.

57:58

David Cotterill takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Jacobson.

57:07

David Cotterill takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

56:23

The ball is sent over by James Husband, clearance by Cameron Gayle. David Cotterill decides to take a short corner, clearance by Rob Edwards.

55:43

The ball is swung over by James Husband, David Cotterill takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

53:46

A cross is delivered by Cameron Gayle, save by Gary Woods.

49:29

Chris Porter is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Jamie McCombe.

48:55

Effort on goal by David Syers from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

46:49

A cross is delivered by David Cotterill, David Syers takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

46:06

The assistant referee signals for offside against Tom Eaves. Paul Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

45:10

Unfair challenge on Cameron Gayle by James Husband results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution David Syers comes on in place of Paul Keegan.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:56

Iain Hume crosses the ball.

41:40

Jamie McCombe is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.

40:59

The ball is crossed by David Cotterill, Corner taken by David Cotterill from the right by-line played to the near post, Matthew Richards makes a clearance. Clearance by Darren Jones.

39:42

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Cotterill, Rob Jones takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

38:51

The official flags Iain Hume offside. Chris Weale takes the free kick.

36:14

Tommy Spurr takes the free kick.

36:14 Dismissal

Dismissal David McAllister is sent off.

35:54

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

35:13

A cross is delivered by Matthew Richards, Jamie McCombe manages to make a clearance.

34:12

Paul Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Eaves. Stephen McGinn restarts play with the free kick.

33:21

Iain Hume produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

31:53

David McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Husband. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.

28:00

John Lundstram concedes a free kick for a foul on David McAllister. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

27:03

A cross is delivered by James Coppinger, save by Chris Weale.

26:13

The referee blows for offside. Chris Weale takes the free kick.

25:14

Effort from outside the penalty area by James Coppinger goes wide left of the target.

20:56

Matthew Richards challenges David Cotterill unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Cotterill produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick,

19:00

James Husband produces a cross.

17:50

Foul by Paul Keegan on David McAllister, free kick awarded. Rob Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

17:40

Centre by Tom Eaves, Rob Jones makes a clearance.

16:49

Tom Eaves is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Gary Woods.

15:40

Corner taken by David Cotterill from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie McCombe on Chris Weale. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

14:43

The offside flag is raised against Rob Jones. Chris Weale takes the direct free kick.

14:13

Stephen McGinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger. David Cotterill restarts play with the free kick.

13:15

Shot by Rob Jones from deep inside the box hits the post.

12:43

Unfair challenge on James Husband by Cameron Gayle results in a free kick. David Cotterill takes the free kick.

12:23

Chris Porter is caught offside. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.

6:16

Tom Eaves takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

4:53

James Husband takes a shot. Free kick awarded for a foul by John Lundstram on Joe Jacobson. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.

2:07

John Lundstram fouled by Stephen McGinn, the ref awards a free kick. David Cotterill takes the direct free kick.

1:41

Stephen McGinn takes a shot. Paul Keegan manages to make a clearance.

1:21

A cross is delivered by Joe Jacobson, John Lundstram manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The game begins.

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