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Doncaster Rovers 3-2 Fleetwood Town

A late Wes Burns own goal saw Fleetwood lose their perfect start to the League One season and hand Doncaster their first win under Darren Moore.

Goals from Cameron John and James Coppinger saw Doncaster turn the tables after Conor McAleny had given Fleetwood an early lead, only for substitute Paddy Madden to draw the visitors level.

Fleetwood took a deserved lead in the 10th minute when McAleny headed home from close range after Ian Lawlor had parried Jordan Rossiter's initial effort.

Doncaster looked rattled but were level nine minutes later when Wolves loanee John slammed in from a corner.

The goal lifted Doncaster who began to look the more dangerous side. Coppinger put Doncaster ahead in the 40th minute, curling into the top corner from the left edge of the box.

Fleetwood equalised 11 minutes after the restart when substitute Madden drew a stunning reaction save from Lawlor but reacted quickest to head in at the second attempt.

Neither side looked as though they would break the deadlock, but Burns sliced his attempted clearance from a Coppinger free-kick into his own goal in stoppage-time to give the hosts all three points.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 32John
  • 3James
  • 6SheafBooked at 16mins
  • 8WhitemanBooked at 24mins
  • 7Sadlier
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forGomesat 90+3'minutes
  • 19MayBooked at 62minsSubstituted forTaylorat 70'minutes
  • 31EnnisSubstituted forSterlingat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 11Crawford
  • 12Gomes
  • 14Sterling
  • 17Blair
  • 21Longbottom
  • 24Dieng

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2CoyleBooked at 90mins
  • 6Souttar
  • 4ClarkeBooked at 88mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forBigginsat 80'minutes
  • 15Coutts
  • 16RossiterSubstituted forMaddenat 45'minutes
  • 7Burns
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forWallaceat 67'minutes
  • 11Morris

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 13Gilks
  • 17Madden
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Wallace
  • 27Biggins
  • 40Mooney
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
6,740

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Fleetwood Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Fleetwood Town 2.

Foul by Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town).

Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces James Coppinger.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Peter Clarke tries a through ball, but Paddy Madden is caught offside.

Goal!

Own Goal by Wes Burns, Fleetwood Town. Doncaster Rovers 3, Fleetwood Town 2.

Booking

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Alex Cairns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers).

Booking

Peter Clarke (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Paul Coutts.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Peter Clarke (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kazaiah Sterling.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Jack Sowerby.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Harry Souttar with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Sadlier.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kazaiah Sterling replaces Niall Ennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jon Taylor replaces Alfie May.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ross Wallace replaces Conor McAleny.

Attempt missed. Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City33008089
2Blackpool33007259
3Wycombe32105237
4Coventry32103037
5Fleetwood32017526
6Rotherham32013306
7Doncaster31205415
8Ipswich31204315
9Sunderland31204315
10Rochdale31204315
11Oxford Utd31113304
12Shrewsbury31111104
13Tranmere31027523
14MK Dons21013303
15Portsmouth31023303
16Burton310223-13
17Gillingham201123-11
18Wimbledon301235-21
19Accrington201113-21
20Peterborough301236-31
21Bristol Rovers301204-41
22Southend300318-70
23Bolton301207-7-11
24Bury0000000-12
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