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Doncaster Rovers 3-2 Barnet

Andy Williams
Andy Williams scored for the second successive Saturday and now has seven goals this season

Doncaster snatched a stoppage-time winner after a rally by struggling Barnet.

The visitors looked to have snatched a late point after coming back from two goals down.

But Andy Williams clipped home at the death to win it, a result which kept Doncaster second in League Two.

Goals from James Coppinger and Matty Blair had given Doncaster a deservedly comfortable lead at the break.

But dogged and industrious Barnet rallied well, pulling a goal back through Bira Dembele before substitute Luke Gambin glanced home four minutes from time.

Such a dramatic finish could hardly have been predicted after a first half which Doncaster thoroughly dominated.

Coppinger left Barnet keeper Josh Vickers standing with a superb volley on 15 minutes before Blair drilled a low effort into the far corner on 32 minutes to make the dominance count.

Barnet rallied superbly after the break and pulled a goal back when Dembele flicked home Sam Muggleton's long throw.

And with four minutes to go, Gambin hooked in a low centre.

But the drama was not over and Williams grabbed the winner for Doncaster when he darted to the near post and flicked in Blair's brilliant cross.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 3-5-2

  • 13Marosi
  • 24MasonSubstituted forBaudryat 70'minutes
  • 15Wright
  • 6Butler
  • 17Blair
  • 16HoughtonSubstituted forMiddletonat 85'minutes
  • 10RoweBooked at 81mins
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forCalderat 74'minutes
  • 27Evina
  • 19Mandeville
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 3Garrett
  • 5Baudry
  • 8Calder
  • 14Middleton
  • 22Longbottom
  • 23Beestin

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Vickers
  • 32Vilhete
  • 5N'Gala
  • 6Nelson
  • 4Dembélé
  • 13Campbell-RyceSubstituted forGambinat 74'minutes
  • 7Watson
  • 14TogwellSubstituted forNichollsat 78'minutes
  • 17Muggleton
  • 9Akinde
  • 19Akpa-AkproSubstituted forAmaluzorat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stephens
  • 11Gambin
  • 15Sesay
  • 23Nicholls
  • 28Taylor
  • 30Amaluzor
  • 33Payne
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,861

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Barnet 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Barnet 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Barnet 2. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matty Blair.

  4. Booking

    Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  6. Post update

    Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnet 2. Luke Gambin (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Akinde.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces Jordan Houghton.

  10. Post update

    Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Sam Muggleton (Barnet).

  15. Booking

    Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Bira Dembélé.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Alex Nicholls replaces Sam Togwell.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Riccardo Calder (Doncaster Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth129121991028
2Doncaster127232516923
3Carlisle125701911822
4Portsmouth126241912720
5Luton125432113819
6Crawley125431414019
7Crewe124621616018
8Notts County115241817117
9Mansfield124531211117
10Grimsby125251717017
11Accrington124441616016
12Colchester124441616016
13Hartlepool123721819-116
14Morecambe115151621-516
15Blackpool123541613314
16Wycombe124261316-314
17Cambridge123451116-513
18Yeovil124171219-713
19Barnet112631215-312
20Leyton Orient123361215-312
21Stevenage113261519-411
22Cheltenham121741316-310
23Exeter12318816-810
24Newport101451015-57
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