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MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons1DoncasterDoncaster Rovers2

Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Doncaster Rovers

John Marquis scored twice as Doncaster came from behind to salvage a 2-1 win over MK Dons - who slipped four points adrift of safety.

Rovers were a goal behind when Ike Ugbo netted for the Dons early on before Marquis found the net twice in the second-half to complete an impressive turnaround for the visitors, as MK Dons suffered their third straight defeat.

MK Dons did take a deserved lead in the 19th minute after George Williams found Chuks Aneke on the edge of the box. He took the ball down and played strike partner Ugbo through on goal before the Chelsea loanee slotted home.

But Doncaster found a leveller four minutes into the second half when keeper Wieger Sietsma parried Alex Kiwomya's shot straight into the path of Marquis, who easily tapped home his 13th of the season.

The visitors completed the turnaround just after the hour when James Coppinger sailed through the MK midfield unchallenged before finding Tommy Rowe, who crossed to the unmarked Marquis inside the box before he tapped home to officially secure Darren Ferguson's side's League One status next season.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 3-4-3

  • 13Sietsma
  • 5Wootton
  • 15Ward
  • 3LewingtonSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 64'minutes
  • 2Williams
  • 25BrittainBooked at 60minsSubstituted forMuirheadat 71'minutes
  • 6UpsonBooked at 90mins
  • 12Golbourne
  • 11PawlettBooked at 45mins
  • 10Aneke
  • 27UgboSubstituted forTavernierat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Cissé
  • 14Agard
  • 16Muirhead
  • 17Tavernier
  • 20Tymon
  • 31Thomas-Asante
  • 42Jones

Doncaster

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 13MarosiBooked at 72mins
  • 17BlairSubstituted forBeestinat 25'minutes
  • 15WrightSubstituted forButlerat 74'minutes
  • 5Baudry
  • 8Mason
  • 16HoughtonBooked at 76mins
  • 4McCulloughBooked at 37minsSubstituted forWhitemanat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Rowe
  • 26Coppinger
  • 9MarquisBooked at 60mins
  • 23Kiwomya

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 6Butler
  • 7Kongolo
  • 12Whiteman
  • 19May
  • 22Beestin
  • 24Boyle
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
8,954

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 1, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  3. Booking

    Ed Upson (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).

  6. Booking

    Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Tavernier (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by George B Williams.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Marcus Tavernier replaces Ike Ugbo.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Alfie Beestin (Doncaster Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ike Ugbo (MK Dons) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

  20. Booking

    Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan41269681275487
2Blackburn422512576373987
3Shrewsbury412410755332282
4Rotherham422171468511770
5Scunthorpe4216161059491064
6Plymouth411810135348564
7Portsmouth42196175451363
8Charlton421711145450462
9Peterborough4216131364521261
10Blackpool431414155653356
11Bristol Rovers42168185862-456
12Fleetwood43159195762-554
13Bradford40166184961-1254
14Doncaster401314134946353
15Southend421411174962-1353
16Gillingham421216144448-452
17Oxford Utd421311185762-550
18Wimbledon421310194253-1149
19Walsall421212185162-1148
20Oldham411113175468-1446
21Rochdale411015164553-845
22Northampton431110223974-3543
23MK Dons421012204261-1942
24Bury4279263465-3130
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