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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

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by John Marquis.

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

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Jason Naismith (Peterborough United).

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

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

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

Foul by George Cooper (Peterborough United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Tyler Smith replaces Mallik Wilks.

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

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Dempsey replaces Joe Ward because of an injury.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Peterborough United 1. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Andrew.

Attempt saved. Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Ryan Tafazolli replaces Rhys Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Louis Reed replaces Callum Cooke.

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

Foul by Jason Naismith (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kieran Sadlier replaces James Coppinger.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Peterborough United 1. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Ben White (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Peterborough United 1. Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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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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