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Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Lincoln City

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.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 32JohnBooked at 80mins
  • 3James
  • 12GomesBooked at 33minsSubstituted forBlairat 87'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 7Sadlier
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forSterlingat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19MaySubstituted forTaylorat 72'minutes
  • 31EnnisBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 11Crawford
  • 14Sterling
  • 17Blair
  • 20Blaney
  • 21Longbottom
  • 24Dieng

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 5Shackell
  • 3Toffolo
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forChapmanat 86'minutes
  • 19Morrell
  • 26AndersonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forCarvalho Andradeat 67'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 18Grant
  • 17WalkerSubstituted forAkindeat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bolger
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 12Chapman
  • 21Smith
  • 22Lewis
  • 29Akinde
  • 31Sault
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
10,177

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

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.

Booking

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

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Matty Blair replaces Madger Gomes because of an injury.

Substitution

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!

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.

Attempt missed. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jorge Grant following a set piece situation.

Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Payne with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Reece James.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Payne.

Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

Jack Payne (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kazaiah Sterling replaces James Coppinger.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jon Taylor replaces Alfie May.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Reece James.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neal Eardley.

Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. John Akinde replaces Tyler Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Bruno Andrade replaces Harry Anderson.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Attempt saved. Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich5320114711
2Blackpool532094511
3Wycombe5320106411
4Sunderland532095411
5Coventry532073411
6Fleetwood5311106410
7Lincoln City530210469
8Doncaster42207528
9Shrewsbury52214318
10Peterborough52129637
11Burton52126517
12Bristol Rovers52125507
13Rochdale51315506
14Rotherham32013306
15MK Dons420258-36
16Portsmouth41126604
17Oxford Utd5113610-44
18Tranmere41037703
19Gillingham402246-22
20Wimbledon5014510-51
21Accrington401338-51
22Southend5005414-100
23Bolton4013012-12-11
24Bury0000000-12
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