Crewe 1-2 Doncaster

Billy Paynter

Doncaster remain top of League One after substitute Billy Paynter's double turned around a 1-0 deficit at Crewe.

The home side went ahead as Chuks Aneke picked out Johnstone's Paint Trophy final hero Max Clayton, who finished perfectly into the far corner.

Crewe keeper Alan Martin was superb but could do nothing when Paynter drilled in from 20 yards and then rifled home Jamie McCombe's flick on minutes later.

The comeback kept second-placed Bournemouth at bay by just two points.

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Doncaster Rovers manager Brian Flynn told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"That's a pivotal win today. We can't expect others to do us favours, we've got to think they're going to win all their games and we've got to do the same.

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Flynn delighted with 'pivotal' win

"It's a crazy and silly game because our play was littered with mistakes, certainly in the second half, but a lot of hard work and a lot of desire to improve the situation paid off for us.

"The squad as a whole believe they can win when they go behind and we've shown that again today.

"We're nearly there. Not yet, but we're nearly there."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Crewe

  • 13 Martin
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 17 Ray
  • 14 Mellor
  • 23 West (Turton - 67' )
  • 26 Aneke (Ellington - 78' )
  • 31 Inman Booked (Colclough - 75' )
  • 07 M Clayton
  • 11 Moore

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 12 Turton
  • 34 Stewart
  • 29 Waters
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 27 Colclough
  • 32 Ellington

Doncaster

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 03 Husband
  • 05 Jones
  • 14 Spurr
  • 16 McCombe
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 12 Lundstram
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 35 Furman
  • 09 Brown
  • 17 Hume (Paynter - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Maxted
  • 15 Wakefield
  • 20 Harper
  • 22 Howieson
  • 08 Paynter
  • 23 Bennett
  • 25 Ball
Ref: Attwell
Att: 5,465

Match Stats

Shots

5 16

On target

1 8

Corners

3 8

Fouls

5 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:04 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:34

Effort on goal by Oliver Turton from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

90:00 +0:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Ray on Billy Paynter. David Cotterill takes the free kick.

89:19

Corner taken short by David Cotterill.

88:31

A cross is delivered by Oliver Turton.

88:19

Corner taken short by Byron Moore.

86:45

Oliver Turton produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

86:29

Centre by Nathan Ellington, Tommy Spurr makes a clearance.

84:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Colclough by David Cotterill. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Harry Davis.

83:09

Matt Tootle sends in a cross, save by Neil Sullivan.

77:13 Substitution

Substitution Chuks Aneke goes off and Nathan Ellington comes on.

74:58 Substitution

Substitution Bradden Inman leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Colclough.

73:06

Bradden Inman produces a cross.

72:25

The offside flag is raised against Billy Paynter. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

69:25

The assist for the goal came from Jamie McCombe.

69:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Paynter - Crewe 1 - 2 Doncaster A goal is scored by Billy Paynter from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 1-2 Doncaster.

69:05

Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill, clearance by Bradden Inman.

68:53

Tommy Spurr sends in a cross, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

66:55 Substitution

Substitution Oliver Turton on for Michael West.

65:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Paynter - Crewe 1 - 1 Doncaster Billy Paynter gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 1-1 Doncaster.

63:10

David Cotterill fouled by Matt Tootle, the ref awards a free kick. David Cotterill delivers the ball, Rob Jones takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

62:46

David Cotterill takes a shot. Mark Ellis gets a block in.

61:13

Foul by George Ray on Chris Brown, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by David Cotterill, Headed effort on goal by Chris Brown from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

60:38

The ball is crossed by James Coppinger, clearance by Harry Davis.

59:26

Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

59:26 Substitution

Substitution Billy Paynter replaces Iain Hume.

59:26

Chris Brown is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

57:21

Iain Hume fouled by Bradden Inman, the ref awards a free kick. David Cotterill shoots direct from the free kick.

56:25 Booking

Booking Booking for Bradden Inman.

53:35

The assist for the goal came from Chuks Aneke.

53:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Max Clayton - Crewe 1 - 0 Doncaster Goal scored by Max Clayton from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Doncaster.

51:47

Effort from deep inside the area by Iain Hume misses to the right of the goal.

49:57

Corner taken by David Cotterill, clearance by Matt Tootle.

46:38

Foul by Max Clayton on Dean Furman, free kick awarded. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

45:41

A cross is delivered by David Cotterill.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:16

The ball is crossed by David Cotterill. Corner from the left by-line taken by David Cotterill, Michael West manages to make a clearance. Iain Hume takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin. Outswinging corner taken by David Cotterill, clearance by Byron Moore.

43:25

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

42:17

Shot by Iain Hume from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal. Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill, clearance by Harry Davis. Dean Furman takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

41:47

Iain Hume produces a cross.

41:12

The ball is sent over by Byron Moore, clearance by Rob Jones.

40:47

Short corner taken by Michael West.

40:14

Tommy Spurr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Mellor. Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

39:08

David Cotterill has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

39:00

Tommy Spurr crosses the ball, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

37:40

Iain Hume has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

36:13

The referee blows for offside against James Coppinger. Harry Davis takes the free kick.

35:41

Outswinging corner taken by Michael West.

35:00

Max Clayton is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. James Husband takes the free kick.

33:22

David Cotterill produces a cross, save made by Alan Martin.

31:44

Unfair challenge on Harry Davis by Iain Hume results in a free kick. Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

30:59

Iain Hume is caught offside. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

29:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Jones on Byron Moore. Mark Ellis restarts play with the free kick.

28:45

John Lundstram takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

23:36

Centre by Tommy Spurr.

21:55

Shot by Max Clayton from just outside the area goes over the net.

19:07

Inswinging corner taken by David Cotterill, Iain Hume challenges Alan Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Martin.

18:18

John Lundstram takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

17:28

Shot from just outside the area by Chuks Aneke goes over the bar.

16:36

David Cotterill produces a cross, clearance made by Harry Davis.

15:41

David Cotterill takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

11:09

James Coppinger has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

9:52

Kelvin Mellor fouled by Tommy Spurr, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Mellor.

6:09

Dean Furman crosses the ball.

3:31

David Cotterill is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

2:32

Corner taken by James Coppinger, clearance by George Ray.

1:19

John Lundstram challenges Bradden Inman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Davis.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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