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Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Peterborough United

Doncaster fought back from a goal down to beat 10-man Peterborough in a battle of former managers at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Grant McCann and Darren Ferguson were in the opposite dugouts when this fixture was played last season.

And it was McCann who took the bragging rights as three goals in 12 minutes saw his Doncaster side triumph.

George Cooper put Peterborough ahead after six minutes with a wonderful curling effort from the edge of the box.

But Posh lost Tyler Denton to two bookable offences after 44 minutes, though Mallik Wilks was perhaps lucky not to receive his marching orders for Doncaster after a clash with Rhys Bennett.

Rovers were predictably the stronger in the second half and equalised after 62 minutes when Ben White turned into his own net from a Danny Andrew corner.

Doncaster were in front for the first time three minutes later when John Marquis powered in from close range after Wilks hit the post.

And substitute Kieran Sadlier rounded off the scoring with 74 minutes gone with a powerful volley from a tight angle.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 44LewisSubstituted forBlairat 59'minutes
  • 12Anderson
  • 31DowningBooked at 60mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 11Crawford
  • 8Whiteman
  • 15Kane
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forSadlierat 68'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 7WilksBooked at 45minsSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Butler
  • 10Rowe
  • 17Blair
  • 18Smith
  • 19May
  • 22Sadlier
  • 33Jones

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 2NaismithBooked at 84mins
  • 6White
  • 16BennettSubstituted forTafazolliat 71'minutes
  • 23DentonBooked at 45mins
  • 4Woodyard
  • 14CookeSubstituted forReedat 71'minutes
  • 15WardSubstituted forDempseyat 76'minutes
  • 19Cooper
  • 17ToneyBooked at 45mins
  • 21Maddison

Substitutes

  • 1Chapman
  • 3Knight
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 9Godden
  • 11Reed
  • 26Stevens
  • 30Dempsey
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
9,627

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Peterborough United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Peterborough United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by John Marquis.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyler Smith (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Booking

    Jason Naismith (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jason Naismith (Peterborough United).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyler Smith (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Tyler Smith (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by George Cooper (Peterborough United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Tyler Smith replaces Mallik Wilks.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32208464273768
2Barnsley31188557273062
3Portsmouth31178651321959
4Sunderland291512250272357
5Charlton32167948331555
6Doncaster30148855391650
7Peterborough32131095044649
8Blackpool30121083327646
9Fleetwood32129114334945
10Wycombe321110114145-443
11Coventry32127133337-443
12Burton31118124139241
13Scunthorpe32117144056-1640
14Southend31123164038239
15Plymouth32107154053-1337
16Accrington2999112738-1136
17Walsall3198143449-1535
18Rochdale3297163863-2534
19Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
20Oxford Utd31712123847-933
21Gillingham3196164153-1233
22Shrewsbury31711133343-1032
23Bradford3295183652-1632
24Wimbledon3165202248-2623
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