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Doncaster Rovers 3-3 Gillingham

Paul Taylor rescued a late point for high-flying Doncaster in a thrilling six-goal draw against struggling Gillingham.

First-half goals from Barry Fuller and Tom Eaves put Gillingham into a comfortable position.

Strikes from John Marquis - his 10th of the season - and Mallik Wilks dragged Rovers level and they looked the most likely to win it.

Max Ehmer and Taylor then exchanged goals in the dying moments as the spoils were eventually shared on a pulsating afternoon.

Doncaster went behind after seven minutes when Fuller drilled in a superb volley from 30 yards.

The hosts pushed for an equaliser but Gillingham widened their advantage in the 25th minute with an excellent individual effort from Eaves.

Doncaster got their lifeline after 51 minutes when Marquis turned in from close range and the equaliser finally came midway through the second half when Wilks headed home.

Ehmer drilled Gillingham back in front with a volley from a corner after 88 minutes but Doncaster substitute Taylor's deflected 25-yarder levelled the scores again in added time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 2Mason
  • 12Anderson
  • 6Butler
  • 3Andrew
  • 17BlairSubstituted forAndersonat 69'minutes
  • 8WhitemanBooked at 74mins
  • 15KaneSubstituted forCrawfordat 52'minutes
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forTaylorat 84'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 7Wilks

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 11Crawford
  • 14Beestin
  • 16Taylor
  • 19May
  • 22Anderson
  • 35Horton

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'NeillSubstituted forNasseriat 74'minutes
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6ZakuaniBooked at 26mins
  • 12Fuller
  • 4LaceySubstituted forBinghamat 57'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 13ReillyBooked at 65mins
  • 25StevensonBooked at 28minsSubstituted forOgilvieat 56'minutes
  • 14Parker
  • 9EavesBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 15List
  • 16Bingham
  • 17Nasseri
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler
  • 34Ogilvie
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
6,891

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home32
Away3
Shots on Target
Home13
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Gillingham 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Gillingham 3.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

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

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Gillingham 3. Paul Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine Anderson.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Gillingham 3. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Callum Reilly with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Ali Crawford (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Gillingham).

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Taylor replaces James Coppinger.

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Doncaster Rovers).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers).

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Navid Nasseri replaces Luke O'Neill because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

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

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Foul by Ali Crawford (Doncaster Rovers).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jermaine Anderson replaces Matty Blair.

Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth14103124111333
2Peterborough1483330201027
3Sunderland1375126131326
4Accrington147521813526
5Barnsley1374226111525
6Doncaster147432419525
7Luton146442118322
8Walsall136431514122
9Charlton136342118321
10Coventry146351314-121
11Fleetwood145542113820
12Southend146261818020
13Blackpool12471149519
14Burton135261617-117
15Scunthorpe144552229-717
16Rochdale144462128-716
17Wycombe143651721-415
18Shrewsbury142661115-412
19Gillingham133371825-712
20Bristol Rovers14257913-411
21Wimbledon143291020-1011
22Oxford Utd142481323-1010
23Bradford1431101022-1210
24Plymouth141491125-147
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