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Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Fleetwood Town

Doncaster comprehensively swept aside Fleetwood to compound the misery on Town boss Uwe Rosler.

On-loan Burnley defender Tom Anderson scored twice after Alex Kiwomya had opened the scoring as Rovers condemned the visitors to a seventh consecutive defeat in all competitions.

Doncaster, smarting from a 4-2 humbling at Walsall in midweek, went ahead when Kiwomya marked his first start for the club with his first goal, poking in a John Marquis cross from close range.

Rovers were comfortable against a Fleetwood side bereft of confidence and doubled their advantage when Anderson pounced on a parry from goalkeeper Alex Cairns to slot home.

Fleetwood offered very little in attack with their best effort coming from substitute Jordy Hiwula, who drew a fine save from Marko Marosi from close range.

It always seemed likely Doncaster would extend their lead and Alfie Beestin struck the post early in the second half.

But Rovers did find a third when Anderson stooped to head in a fine cross from Tommy Rowe.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 2Alcock
  • 18Anderson
  • 24Boyle
  • 8Mason
  • 4McCullough
  • 23KiwomyaSubstituted forMayat 72'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 10Rowe
  • 9Marquis
  • 22BeestinSubstituted forBlairat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 5Baudry
  • 7Kongolo
  • 12Whiteman
  • 16Houghton
  • 17Blair
  • 19May

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Bolger
  • 3O'ConnorSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 45'minutes
  • 8DempseyBooked at 58mins
  • 16DiagouragaBooked at 54mins
  • 11GrantSubstituted forMcAlenyat 45'minutes
  • 9BurnsSubstituted forJonesat 60'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 22Hunter

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 6Pond
  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 10McAleny
  • 19Jones
  • 23Schwabl
  • 28Sowerby
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
7,013

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Matty Blair replaces Alfie Beestin.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

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

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Andrew Boyle.

Attempt blocked. Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Alex Kiwomya.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Fleetwood Town).

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Toumani Diagouraga.

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

Attempt missed. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gethin Jones replaces Wes Burns.

Booking

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Alex Kiwomya (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Fleetwood Town 0. Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tommy Rowe.

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

Booking

Toumani Diagouraga (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury32197642251764
2Wigan30196556183863
3Blackburn32189558322663
4Rotherham331851056381859
5Scunthorpe341511850381256
6Charlton3214994339451
7Plymouth34148124242050
8Bradford33155134850-250
9Portsmouth33144154041-146
10Peterborough31129104941845
11Gillingham331112103736145
12Bristol Rovers33143164851-345
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster341012124242042
15Oxford Utd33118144951-241
16Walsall321011114245-341
17Blackpool32911123943-438
18Wimbledon33107163342-937
19Northampton34107173456-2237
20Fleetwood32106164353-1036
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons3279163146-1530
23Bury3268182647-2126
24Rochdale28510132940-1125
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