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Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Crewe Alexandra

Doncaster triumphed 3-1 for the third consecutive game as they overcame League Two strugglers Crewe Alexandra.

Goals from Conor Grant, John Marquis and Tommy Rowe helped Doncaster to a sixth win in seven matches to strengthen their place at the top of the table.

Grant slammed in from 25 yards to put Doncaster in front, only for James Jones to equalise after Rovers goalkeeper Ian Lawlor had saved superbly from Chris Dagnall.

Doncaster were indebted to Lawlor for keeping the scores level heading into the break as he saved from new signing Jordan Bowery and Jones.

But Doncaster emerged for the second half refreshed and went back in front after 56 minutes. Grant delivered a superb free-kick which the unmarked Marquis guided into the net.

And Doncaster put the game to bed after 68 minutes. Andy Williams headed off the bar and Rowe mopped up the rebound.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 38Lawlor
  • 17BlairBooked at 51minsSubstituted forAlcockat 61'minutes
  • 5Baudry
  • 6ButlerBooked at 83mins
  • 24Mason
  • 25Grant
  • 16Houghton
  • 26Coppinger
  • 10Rowe
  • 9Marquis
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2Alcock
  • 14Middleton
  • 15Wright
  • 18Keegan
  • 22Longbottom
  • 39May

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5RayBooked at 82mins
  • 3Guthrie
  • 14BakayogoSubstituted forNugentat 72'minutes
  • 20KirkSubstituted forKiwomyaat 69'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 15Hollands
  • 11CooperSubstituted forWintleat 81'minutes
  • 16Bowery
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 6Nugent
  • 7Lowe
  • 13Richards
  • 17Udoh
  • 21Wintle
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 23Ng
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,737

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

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

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Booking

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

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Wintle replaces George Cooper.

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

Booking

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

Foul by Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers).

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ben Nugent replaces Zoumana Bakayogo because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Alex Kiwomya replaces Charlie Kirk.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Crewe Alexandra 1. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Craig Alcock replaces Matty Blair because of an injury.

Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Crewe Alexandra 1. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Booking

Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster27184555342158
2Plymouth26173643281554
3Carlisle271212348371148
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2612773428643
6Luton26119637241342
7Colchester2711794134740
8Barnet27101073737040
9Exeter261231139271239
10Cambridge2611693629739
11Grimsby27116103531439
12Mansfield2791082930-137
13Blackpool2699838271136
14Crawley25105103138-735
15Stevenage27103144046-633
16Yeovil2688102831-332
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Hartlepool2779113544-930
19Crewe27610112639-1328
20Accrington2668122435-1126
21Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
22Cheltenham2659122839-1124
23Notts County2765162850-2223
24Newport2647152945-1619
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