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Crawley Town 0-0 Doncaster Rovers

Goalkeeper Glenn Morris saved a first-half penalty and produced several other important stops as League Two leaders Doncaster had to a settle for a point at Crawley.

The Reds had former Gillingham man Morris to thank for keeping them in the match before half-time as they ended a run of three successive home defeats.

Rovers' leading scorer John Marquis, with 20 goals already this season, wasted a perfect opportunity to give his side the lead when he had a 25th-minute penalty saved.

Defender Mark Connolly gave away the spot-kick for bringing down Tommy Rowe and Marquis' tame penalty was saved to his left by Morris, who then kept out the rebound from Alfie May.

Rovers, with only one defeat in their previous 14 league games, were again denied by Morris after James Coppinger connected with a cross from Marquis.

A one-sided opening half also saw Marquis have a close-range shot saved by Morris after a strong run by May.

Crawley came to life shortly after the break when, from a free-kick by Dean Cox, defender Joe McNerney forced goalkeeper Tom Lawlor to parry his effort before James Collins put the rebound over.

Morris came to Crawley's rescue again when diving to keep out a low drive from Coppinger after a header from defender Andy Butler was cleared off the line.

Substitute Andy Williams almost snatched Rovers victory late on when his header was cleared off the line by Reds skipper Jimmy Smith.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Morris
  • 25Lelan
  • 6Connolly
  • 22McNerneyBooked at 54mins
  • 2Young
  • 4Payne
  • 8SmithBooked at 55mins
  • 7BoldewijnBooked at 83mins
  • 18CliffordSubstituted forMurphyat 70'minutes
  • 28Cox
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 13Mersin
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 17Bawling
  • 24Djaló
  • 39Murphy
  • 44Henderson

Doncaster

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 38Lawlor
  • 17Blair
  • 6Butler
  • 5BaudryBooked at 63mins
  • 2AlcockBooked at 90mins
  • 24Mason
  • 25Grant
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 73'minutes
  • 39MaySubstituted forWilliamsat 68'minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 7McSheffrey
  • 11Williams
  • 14Middleton
  • 22Longbottom
  • 23Beestin
  • 27Evina
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
2,417

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away12
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Booking

    Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Lewis Young.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Lewis Young.

  12. Post update

    Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Doncaster Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Collins (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Doncaster Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Collins (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Booking

    Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

  20. Post update

    Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster35209666422469
2Plymouth34205954361865
3Carlisle35151375651558
4Luton341512753312257
5Portsmouth341681049311856
6Stevenage35174145951855
7Exeter351661356411554
8Mansfield35131394338552
9Colchester35149125144751
10Wycombe35148134445-150
11Blackpool341114952381447
12Cambridge34138134441347
13Grimsby35138144142-147
14Barnet351113114347-446
15Morecambe34137144351-846
16Crawley34127154152-1143
17Yeovil35913133344-1140
18Cheltenham35912143846-839
19Crewe35912143752-1539
20Accrington33911133746-938
21Hartlepool35911154659-1338
22Notts County35107183861-2337
23Leyton Orient3595214055-1532
24Newport34511183757-2026
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