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Doncaster Rovers 2-1 AFC Wimbledon

Tommy Rowe returned from a 10-week absence to net a late winner in a 2-1 victory for Doncaster which piled more misery on managerless AFC Wimbledon.

A hamstring injury sidelined the skipper in early September but he marked his comeback with the deciding goal four minutes from time as Rovers ended a six-game winless streak in all competitions.

It had appeared as though Wimbledon would end their seven-match losing run in League One after Matthew Pinnock opened the scoring via a fine sweeping counter-attack which he concluded with a drilled effort under Ian Lawlor.

But Doncaster responded well and were level by 35 minutes.

From a short free-kick routine, Ali Crawford played a one-two with Ben Whiteman before curling a wonderful effort into the top corner from 20 yards.

Doncaster looked much the more threatening for the remainder of the game, though it took a fine save from Lawlor to keep out a Scott Wagstaff piledriver.

The second half was one-way traffic but it took until the 86th minute for Doncaster to go ahead when Rowe surged through several challenges and lashed a low shot home.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2Mason
  • 12Anderson
  • 6Butler
  • 3Andrew
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forRoweat 74'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 15Kane
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forBlairat 70'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 7WilksSubstituted forMayat 13'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Rowe
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Beestin
  • 17Blair
  • 19May
  • 22Anderson
  • 29Cummings

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 24McDonnell
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 5Nightingale
  • 26McDonald
  • 3Purrington
  • 40WordsworthBooked at 75minsSubstituted forJervisat 80'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 14TrotterBooked at 36mins
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forBarchamat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 9AppiahSubstituted forPigottat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 6Thomas
  • 8Hartigan
  • 10Jervis
  • 17Barcham
  • 20Sibbick
  • 39Pigott
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
7,843

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).

  6. Post update

    Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Booking

    Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, AFC Wimbledon 1. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon).

  14. Post update

    Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jake Jervis replaces Anthony Wordsworth.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Barnsley17104331141734
4Peterborough18104434231134
5Luton1895432201232
6Charlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
8Doncaster188462725228
9Coventry188462019128
10Accrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood186662419524
13Burton177372322124
14Southend187292224-223
15Wycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth1834111934-1513
23Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford1832131332-1911
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