The FA Cup - First Round - Replay
DoncasterDoncaster Rovers7ChorleyChorley0

Five goals in the opening 36 minutes helped ensure Doncaster Rovers avoided an FA Cup first-round upset as they thrashed sixth-tier Chorley.

Alfie May scored a 29-minute hat-trick as the League One side had the tie sealed well before the interval - and the forward could have had a fourth just before the break but missed from close range.

Matty Blair and Herbie Kane - who hit an impressive equaliser in the first tie - scored in-between May's first and second goals as Rovers controlled the opening half.

Doncaster had Tom Anderson sent off for a second booking with 30 minutes left, but it was Rovers who continued to dominate.

John Marquis had a 73rd-minute penalty saved by Matt Unwin but May slotted in his fourth late on before Marquis made amends for his miss from 12 yards, scoring the seventh goal with an excellent curling effort.

Doncaster are away against fellow League One side Charlton Athletic in the second round.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2Mason
  • 6Butler
  • 12AndersonBooked at 59mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 8WhitemanSubstituted forRoweat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes
  • 15KaneSubstituted forCrawfordat 70'minutes
  • 19May
  • 9Marquis
  • 17Blair

Substitutes

  • 10Rowe
  • 11Crawford
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Beestin
  • 16Taylor
  • 24Amos
  • 25Blaney

Chorley

  • 1Urwin
  • 4Teague
  • 5LeatherSubstituted forJordanat 64'minutes
  • 6Meppen-Walter
  • 2Anson
  • 8O'Keefe
  • 7Cottrell
  • 11NewbySubstituted forWhithamat 59'minutes
  • 3Blakeman
  • 10WilsonSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 71'minutes
  • 9Almond

Substitutes

  • 12Jordan
  • 14Whitham
  • 15Noble-Lazarus
  • 16Lussey
  • 17O'Brien
  • 18Lenehan
  • 21Eccles
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,048

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamChorley
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home25
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 7, Chorley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 7, Chorley 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Chorley. Conceded by Matty Blair.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 7, Chorley 0. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matty Blair.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 6, Chorley 0. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Andrew Teague (Chorley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Matthew Urwin.

  12. Post update

    Penalty saved! John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Penalty Doncaster Rovers. John Marquis draws a foul in the penalty area.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Matthew Urwin (Chorley) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Chorley. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Josh Wilson.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Ali Crawford replaces Herbie Kane.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Booking

    Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrew Teague (Chorley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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