League Two
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Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Luton Town

Striker Alfie May announced himself on the Football League stage as he helped Doncaster rescue a point against promotion rivals Luton.

Substitute May, playing for eighth-tier Hythe Town prior to joining Doncaster in January, showed excellent composure to slot an equaliser in the 80th minute.

League Two leaders Rovers had been chasing the game since the 54th minute when Jordan Cook slammed home a shot from the corner of the box after a fine counter-attack.

It had been an enthralling contest between Doncaster and a Luton side looking to claw back ground on the sides in the automatic promotion places.

Rovers started the brighter and Tommy Rowe twice went close to opening the scoring in the early stages.

But the Hatters forced their way into the game with a block from Niall Mason needed to keep out Danny Hylton.

The visitors took the lead early in the second half after Mason was caught out in midfield, allowing Cook through to blast past Ian Lawlor.

The hosts pushed for the leveller but found no joy until 10 minutes from time when May raced on to Conor Grant's stunning through ball and slotted home.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 38Lawlor
  • 17Blair
  • 2Alcock
  • 6ButlerBooked at 15mins
  • 24MasonSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 77'minutes
  • 16HoughtonSubstituted forMiddletonat 60'minutes
  • 25Grant
  • 10Rowe
  • 26Coppinger
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forMayat 72'minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 7McSheffrey
  • 14Middleton
  • 15Wright
  • 18Keegan
  • 27Evina
  • 39May

Luton

  • 13Macey
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 21Senior
  • 16ReaBooked at 66mins
  • 17Ruddock
  • 4Smith
  • 10CookSubstituted forGambinat 87'minutes
  • 9Hylton
  • 20VassellSubstituted forPalmerat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moore
  • 14Marriott
  • 19Lee
  • 22Gambin
  • 24D'Ath
  • 28Palmer
  • 36Justin
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
7,506

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Luton Town 1.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt saved. Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Gambin replaces Jordan Cook.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

Jack Senior (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

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

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Luton Town).

Foul by Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers).

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Luton Town 1. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Gary McSheffrey replaces Niall Mason.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Isaac Vassell.

Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Andy Williams.

Attempt missed. Glen Rea (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Danny Hylton.

Booking

Glen Rea (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

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

Hand ball by Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces Jordan Houghton because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Luton Town 1. Jordan Cook (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Isaac Vassell.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster32197661382364
2Plymouth31194851341761
3Carlisle321513456451158
4Luton321411748301853
5Portsmouth31157945291652
6Exeter321551251351650
7Mansfield32121194137447
8Stevenage32144145049146
9Wycombe31137113939046
10Barnet32111294143-245
11Colchester31128114741644
12Grimsby32128123939044
13Cambridge31127124037343
14Blackpool311012945331242
15Morecambe30125133946-741
16Crawley31116143849-1139
17Yeovil32911123340-738
18Crewe32812123546-1136
19Accrington3089133242-1033
20Notts County3296173758-2133
21Cheltenham32711143646-1032
22Hartlepool32711143856-1832
23Leyton Orient3285193550-1529
24Newport31510163550-1525
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