Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Lincoln City 1.
Jon Taylor grabbed his first goal for Doncaster Rovers to secure his side victory over Lincoln City in League One.
Wolves loanee Niall Ennis gave Rovers an early lead before Jorge Grant equalised in the second half, but Taylor came off the bench to settle an entertaining fixture with an 83rd-minute winner.
Lincoln started the game brightly but it was the hosts who took the lead after 13 minutes.
Ennis brought down a long ball with a superb touch, shifted it on to his left foot and rifled an effort into the top corner from 20 yards to score his first goal for the club.
He could have added further goals but he spurned a couple of opportunities as Rovers improved after taking the lead.
But Lincoln levelled when Grant was left clear at the back post to side-foot in a deep cross.
The Imps looked the more likely winner but, after spending much of the second half on the back foot, Rovers went back in front with seven minutes left.
Kazaiah Sterling wrestled his way into the box, saw a shot saved but then found fellow substitute Taylor, who slammed in from eight yards.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 32JohnBooked at 80mins
- 12GomesBooked at 33minsSubstituted forBlairat 87'minutes
- 26CoppingerSubstituted forSterlingat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 19MaySubstituted forTaylorat 72'minutes
- 31EnnisBooked at 45mins
- 4O'ConnorSubstituted forChapmanat 86'minutes
- 26AndersonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forCarvalho Andradeat 67'minutes
- 17WalkerSubstituted forAkindeat 68'minutes
- 11Carvalho Andrade
- Craig Hicks
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Lincoln City 1.
Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Jason Shackell (Lincoln City).
Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. John Akinde (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joe Morrell following a set piece situation.
Kazaiah Sterling (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kazaiah Sterling (Doncaster Rovers).
Ellis Chapman (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).
Hand ball by Joe Morrell (Lincoln City).
Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Matty Blair replaces Madger Gomes because of an injury.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Ellis Chapman replaces Michael O'Connor.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match because of an injury Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers).
Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Lincoln City 1. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kazaiah Sterling.
Attempt saved. Kazaiah Sterling (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kazaiah Sterling.
Attempt missed. John Akinde (Lincoln City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.