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Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Gillingham

Kieran Sadlier's superb volley ensured the battle of the new bosses between Doncaster and Gillingham ended in a 1-1 draw.

Alex Jakubiak had given Gillingham the lead midway through a positive first half for Steve Evans' side.

But that was before Sadlier's impressive strike on the stroke of half-time to level things up for Doncaster in their first game of Darren Moore's tenure.

The visitors made the better start against a disjointed Rovers outfit, with Regan Charles-Cook and Brandon Hanlan both twice going close to breaking the deadlock.

But Gillingham finally got the breakthrough on the half hour when Hanlan's flick-on put Mikael Ndjoli through on the right and he squared to Jakubiak to slam home.

Doncaster had struggled for opportunities throughout the first half but changed the mood at the Keepmoat in stoppage time.

James Coppinger clipped an excellent ball forward which Sadlier caught sweetly on the volley and rifled past Jack Bonham.

Rovers were the brighter side in the second half with Alfie May going close on several occasions but deadlock remained.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2Halliday
  • 15Baptiste
  • 4Anderson
  • 3James
  • 8Whiteman
  • 6Sheaf
  • 19May
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forCrawfordat 84'minutes
  • 12GomesSubstituted forEnnisat 67'minutes
  • 7Sadlier

Substitutes

  • 11Crawford
  • 17Blair
  • 21Longbottom
  • 23Kiwomya
  • 24Dieng
  • 31Ennis
  • 32John

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Hodson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 14Jones
  • 12FullerBooked at 79mins
  • 16Cissé
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 23JakubiakSubstituted forListat 62'minutes
  • 11Charles-CookSubstituted forMarshallat 62'minutes
  • 10NdjoliSubstituted forByrneat 72'minutes
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 9Mandron
  • 15List
  • 18Byrne
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
7,939

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Gillingham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Gillingham 1.

  3. Post update

    Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Jones (Gillingham).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ali Crawford (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Ali Crawford replaces James Coppinger.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Lee Hodson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Baptiste (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross following a set piece situation.

  16. Booking

    Barry Fuller (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

  19. Post update

    Offside, Gillingham. Mark Byrne tries a through ball, but Brandon Hanlan is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11003123
2Blackpool11002023
3Lincoln City11002023
4Wycombe11002023
5Rochdale11003213
6Rotherham11002113
7Coventry11001013
8Ipswich11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Doncaster10101101
11Gillingham10101101
12Oxford Utd10101101
13Sunderland10101101
14MK Dons00000000
15Tranmere100123-10
16Wimbledon100112-10
17Burton100101-10
18Portsmouth100101-10
19Southend100101-10
20Peterborough100113-20
21Accrington100102-20
22Bristol Rovers100102-20
23Bury0000000-12
24Bolton100102-2-12
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