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Burton Albion 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

Liam Boyce's third goal in as many games secured Burton Albion's first League One victory of the season in a 1-0 win over Doncaster at the Pirelli Stadium.

Two minutes into the second half Boyce struck to deadly effect, firing in off the post after superb work in midfield from Scott Fraser before the Scot unselfishly played him in.

In an evenly-matched first half both Joe Sbarra and Marvin Sordell went close for the Brewers with shots from distance but it was Doncaster striker John Marquis who was guilty of squandering the best opportunity.

He side-footed wide from all of eight yards, Herbie Kane having found him unmarked after the Burton defence had been carved open.

Rovers threatened an equaliser with Joe Wright thumping a header wide and Mallik Wilks showing plenty of pace and trickery down the right to send an angled effort inches wide of the far post.

Substitute Paul Taylor almost rescued a point with a free-kick on the edge of the box that was saved by Stephen Bywater.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Bywater
  • 2BrayfordBooked at 79mins
  • 3Buxton
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Turner
  • 7Fraser
  • 9SbarraSubstituted forTempletonat 41'minutes
  • 12Fox
  • 10Akins
  • 17Sordell
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Templeton
  • 16Myers-Harness
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 20Campbell
  • 21Hodge

Doncaster

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Marosi
  • 2Mason
  • 5Wright
  • 6ButlerBooked at 67mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 15KaneSubstituted forBlairat 59'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 10Rowe
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forTaylorat 59'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 7WilksSubstituted forMayat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 4McCullough
  • 12Anderson
  • 14Beestin
  • 16Taylor
  • 17Blair
  • 19May
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
3,129

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ben Fox.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Liam Boyce.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Mallik Wilks.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Booking

    John Brayford (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by David Templeton.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ben Turner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough33009369
2Portsmouth33007259
3Barnsley32106067
4Walsall32105327
5Doncaster32016336
6Gillingham32016336
7Wimbledon31201015
8Southend31115414
9Fleetwood31114314
10Scunthorpe21103214
11Sunderland21103214
12Charlton31114404
13Coventry31112204
14Accrington311134-14
15Rochdale311157-24
16Bristol Rovers310245-13
17Burton310235-23
18Bradford310214-33
19Blackpool302112-12
20Plymouth301224-21
21Shrewsbury301213-21
22Luton301225-31
23Wycombe301215-41
24Oxford Utd3003110-90
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