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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Barnet 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Barnet 2.

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.

Booking

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

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

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

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces Jordan Houghton.

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

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

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

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

Foul by Sam Muggleton (Barnet).

Booking

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Bira Dembélé.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Alex Nicholls replaces Sam Togwell.

Foul by Riccardo Calder (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Riccardo Calder replaces James Coppinger because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luke Gambin replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Attempt missed. Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Bira Dembélé.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Marko Marosi.

Attempt saved. Justin Amaluzor (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Mathieu Baudry replaces Niall Mason.

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Watson.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnet 1. Bira Dembélé (Barnet) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Muggleton.

Michael Nelson (Barnet) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Marko Marosi.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

goal

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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