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Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Newport County

Cedric Evina holds of Newport's Reece Grego-Cox
Doncaster's Cedric Evina holds of Newport's Reece Grego-Cox

Doncaster moved into second place in League Two with a comfortable win over Newport County.

Rovers' first half dominance was rewarded by James Coppinger's superb free-kick, but Andy Williams and Tommy Rowe both missed good chances.

The pair made amends soon after the restart when they combined well for Williams to double the lead.

The introduction of Ryan Jackson and Rhys Healey added impetus to County, but the home team always had the edge.

REACTION: Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson speaks to BBC Radio Sheffield

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Marosi
  • 17Blair
  • 15WrightBooked at 71mins
  • 6ButlerBooked at 34mins
  • 27Evina
  • 14MiddletonSubstituted forCalderat 61'minutes
  • 16Houghton
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMandevilleat 77'minutes
  • 10Rowe
  • 9MarquisBooked at 78minsSubstituted forLongbottomat 90+4'minutes
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 3Garrett
  • 5Baudry
  • 8Calder
  • 19Mandeville
  • 22Longbottom
  • 23Beestin

Newport

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Day
  • 5TurleyBooked at 74mins
  • 4Jones
  • 17BennettBooked at 81mins
  • 3ButlerBooked at 83mins
  • 28Grego-Cox
  • 6LabadieSubstituted forComptonat 24'minutes
  • 8Randall
  • 27RiggSubstituted forHealeyat 65'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 9ParkinBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJacksonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Compton
  • 13Jackson
  • 14Bignot
  • 15Green
  • 18Cameron
  • 19Healey
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
5,254

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Newport County 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Jack Compton (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. William Longbottom replaces John Marquis.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Compton (Newport County) header from the left side of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Darren Jones.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Booking

    Dan Butler (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

  16. Booking

    Scot Bennett (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

  19. Booking

    John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces James Coppinger.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth8602106418
2Doncaster8512178916
3Crewe8431128415
4Morecambe85031213-115
5Portsmouth8422116514
6Colchester84221411314
7Luton8413159613
8Carlisle8260119212
9Mansfield833277012
10Leyton Orient8323119211
11Accrington83231111011
12Notts County83231213-111
13Crawley8323810-211
14Barnet724175210
15Grimsby83141514110
16Stevenage83141415-110
17Hartlepool82421216-410
18Blackpool823311929
19Wycombe8224713-68
20Cheltenham8143910-17
21Yeovil8215612-67
22Newport7133912-36
23Exeter8206613-76
24Cambridge8035513-83
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