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Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Leyton Orient

A pair of penalties from Liam Mandeville helped Doncaster come from behind to beat Leyton Orient at the Keepmoat Stadium in Andy Edwards' first game in charge of the O's.

Promotion-chasing Rovers were dominant from the start and hit the crossbar on three occasions through Tommy Rowe, Andy Butler and Mandeville.

But they found themselves behind after 19 minutes courtesy of Callum Kennedy's brilliant 35-yard free-kick that slammed into the top corner.

Though they pushed almost constantly, it took Rovers until the stroke of half-time to draw level when Chelsea loanee Jordan Houghton slammed in from the edge of the box.

Doncaster took the lead after 59 minutes when Orient substitute Josh Koroma hacked down the on-rushing Matty Blair and Mandeville converted the penalty with confidence.

The third goal also came from the spot seven minutes later. Tommy Rowe was clipped in the box by Tom Parkes as he twisted and turned, with Mandeville slotting in again to give Doncaster the cushion they deserved in a one-sided game.

Rovers keeper Marko Marosi showed excellent reactions on his line to keep out Paul McCallum's header but there was no way back for Orient, who sacked manager Alberto Cavasin on Wednesday and replaced him with Edwards.

Report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 2Alcock
  • 5Baudry
  • 6Butler
  • 24Mason
  • 16Houghton
  • 17Blair
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forBeestinat 90'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 19MandevilleSubstituted forLongbottomat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Calder
  • 15Wright
  • 18Keegan
  • 22Longbottom
  • 23Beestin
  • 27Evina
  • 33Jones

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 29Judd
  • 25Pollock
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Kennedy
  • 8Weir
  • 22SemedoSubstituted forKoromaat 59'minutes
  • 15AtanganaBooked at 38mins
  • 7Collins
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forMcCallumat 65'minutes
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 5Dunne
  • 10McCallum
  • 21Bowery
  • 24Sargeant
  • 28Koroma
  • 30Dalby
  • 46Janse
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
5,135

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home16
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Leyton Orient 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. William Longbottom replaces Liam Mandeville.

Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Attempt saved. Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie Beestin replaces James Coppinger.

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

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers).

Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Marko Marosi.

Attempt saved. Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Robbie Weir.

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient).

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

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Leyton Orient 1. Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. Tommy Rowe draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Paul McCallum replaces Ollie Palmer.

Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient).

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Leyton Orient 1. Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. Matty Blair draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Koroma replaces Sandro Semedo.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Carlisle19108137231438
2Plymouth1912252921838
3Doncaster18113438251336
4Portsmouth1994632201231
5Luton1987428181031
6Wycombe198472322128
7Blackpool1976633221127
8Barnet196942727027
9Grimsby197572725226
10Crewe196852225-326
11Cambridge197482123-225
12Mansfield196762125-425
13Yeovil187471923-425
14Stevenage177372525024
15Colchester196582726123
16Crawley186572127-623
17Morecambe1972102336-1323
18Hartlepool195772832-422
19Notts County196492432-822
20Accrington195682025-521
21Exeter1962112025-520
22Leyton Orient1953112126-518
23Cheltenham193972028-818
24Newport184592227-517
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