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Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Crawley Town

Captain James Coppinger's superb second-half strike earned Doncaster a draw with Crawley Town and their first point of the season.

Rovers were poor before the break and trailed to James Collins' 26th-minute tap-in.

Coppinger rescued a point for his side when he twisted to fire home Matty Blair's corner in the 49th minute.

Crawley started on the front foot and deservedly went ahead when Collins tapped home Jason Banton's cross.

Coppinger fired a free-kick just wide for a disjointed home side, while Rovers' Tommy Rowe saw a goalbound effort from close range blocked.

The visitors offered more of a threat and Banton saw an effort deflected just wide, while Enzio Boldewijn struck a shot onto the roof of the net from the angle of the box.

Coppinger gave the home side a much-needed confidence boost when he met Blair's corner from the right with a superb first-time finish from the edge of the box. Rovers pressed for a winner and went close through Blair, John Marquis and Andy Williams.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Etheridge
  • 15WrightSubstituted forGarrettat 45'minutes
  • 6Butler
  • 24MasonSubstituted forLundat 57'minutes
  • 17Blair
  • 10Rowe
  • 26Coppinger
  • 16HoughtonBooked at 83mins
  • 8CalderSubstituted forMandevilleat 67'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 3Garrett
  • 12Lund
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Middleton
  • 19Mandeville
  • 23Beestin
  • 27Evina

Crawley

  • 13Mersin
  • 2Young
  • 22McNerney
  • 5Davey
  • 14BlackmanBooked at 90mins
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 8SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 4PayneBooked at 89mins
  • 18CliffordSubstituted forBawlingat 70'minutes
  • 10BantonSubstituted forYorwerthat 78'minutes
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forHarroldat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beeney
  • 3Arthur
  • 9Harrold
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 23Pappoe
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
4,327

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Crawley Town 1.

Booking

Andre Blackman (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Alex Davey.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Alex Davey (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Davey (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Alex Davey (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Davey (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mitchell Lund.

Booking

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces James Collins.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Yorwerth replaces Jason Banton.

Foul by Tyler Garrett (Doncaster Rovers).

Jason Banton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Alex Davey.

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Mitchell Lund (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Billy Clifford.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces Riccardo Calder.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Andre Blackman.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Andre Blackman.

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