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Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Scunthorpe United

Lee Novak
Lee Novak heads in the only goal of the game for Scunthorpe

Lee Novak scored his first goal for Scunthorpe as they beat League One neighbours Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Novak, a deadline-day signing from Charlton, put Scunthorpe ahead after 10 minutes when he headed home a Josh Morris corner.

The goal gave Scunthorpe comfort in a rather tame derby match against a Doncaster side lacking fluency during the first half at least.

Rovers improved after the break and had a couple of very good early chances to level.

John Marquis smashed a low effort off the near post while Andy Williams fired over from Ben Whiteman's through ball.

The hosts maintained the pressure but struggled for real chances, with a Tommy Rowe half-volley the closest they came to an equaliser.

Morris fired a free-kick from 30 yards narrowly over while Murray Wallace poked a loose ball onto the bar as Scunthorpe teased adding a second.

But Novak's strike was enough to see them bounce back in style from their first league defeat of the season to Blackburn in midweek.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 17Blair
  • 15Wright
  • 6Butler
  • 8Mason
  • 12WhitemanBooked at 32mins
  • 7Kongolo
  • 10Rowe
  • 26Coppinger
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forMayat 59'minutes
  • 9MarquisBooked at 47minsSubstituted forMandevilleat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Mandeville
  • 18Toffolo
  • 19May
  • 20Garratt
  • 27Ben Khemis

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 2Clarke
  • 5Wallace
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Townsend
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forMantomat 69'minutes
  • 12BishopBooked at 55mins
  • 6OjoSubstituted forBurgessat 90+1'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forHopperat 75'minutes
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 8Mantom
  • 10van Veen
  • 14Hopper
  • 16Adelakun
  • 21Burgess
  • 22Sutton
  • 31Watson
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
9,227

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Cameron Burgess replaces Funso Ojo.

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Matty Blair.

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

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Paddy Madden.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces John Marquis.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Duane Holmes.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Attempt missed. Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Andy Williams.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Scunthorpe843193615
7Charlton85031311215
8Fleetwood74121211113
9Rotherham84041510512
10Oxford Utd8332138512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster8134710-36
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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