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Scunthorpe United 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster's League One relegation concerns increased as they were beaten by Scunthorpe to suffer a seventh defeat in eight games.

The home side took the lead when Tom Hopper swept in a shot following a left-wing cross from Conor Townsend.

Doncaster struggled to break down a solid home defence and went further behind when centre-back David Mirfin headed in a Jim O'Brien corner.

The defeat leaves Rovers two points above the relegation zone.

Scunthorpe manager Nick Daws told BBC Radio Humberside: "The performance, for a derby game, I thought was excellent from start to finish.

"We yet again showed our desire and determination to win a football match and today we've got our just rewards. We were excellent.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 82mins
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23M Wallace
  • 17Townsend
  • 12Bishop
  • 15DawsonSubstituted forKingat 81'minutes
  • 22HopperSubstituted forWoottonat 83'minutes
  • 26Ness
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 89'minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 8Vose
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 18King
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Wootton

Doncaster

Formation 3-5-2

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 4McCullough
  • 6Butler
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 2LundSubstituted forWilliamsat 46'minutes
  • 8Chaplow
  • 18Keegan
  • 37CalderSubstituted forGrantat 59'minutes
  • 3Evina
  • 10Gooch
  • 14Tyson

Substitutes

  • 11Williams
  • 17Mackenzie
  • 21Mandeville
  • 22Grant
  • 27Stewart
  • 29Middleton
  • 40Jones
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,887

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

  4. Post update

    Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Jack King (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Richard Chaplow (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Gary McSheffrey replaces Jim O'Brien.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

  10. Post update

    Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Tom Hopper.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  15. Booking

    Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

  17. Post update

    Lynden Gooch (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jack King replaces Stephen Dawson.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andy Butler.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35215944301468
2Wigan351713556312564
3Gillingham351781060431759
4Walsall341611750361459
5Millwall351771155411458
6Barnsley351741457461155
7Bradford351510104136555
8Coventry3514101157401752
9Port Vale361410124139252
10Southend35149124644251
11Scunthorpe35148134040050
12Sheff Utd351310124947249
13Swindon34146145351248
14Rochdale35139134546-148
15Bury35139134555-1048
16Peterborough35136165856245
17Shrewsbury35127164252-1043
18Chesterfield35125184654-841
19Fleetwood341010144243-140
20Doncaster35910163647-1137
21Blackpool3598183346-1335
22Oldham33616113344-1134
23Crewe35612173760-2330
24Colchester3569204281-3927
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