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Ipswich Town 0-0 Doncaster Rovers

Ipswich and Doncaster kept their unbeaten starts to the League One season intact as they fought out a goalless draw.

But the visitors will be the more disappointed side as they should have been at least two goals to the good in the first half as they dominated proceedings.

They also had further chances in the second half, which included Ben Sheaf's strike hitting the post.

Myles Kenlock's misplaced pass to Rovers' striker Niall Ennis nearly led to the visitors taking the lead.

Then, following a break and cross by Ennis, Ipswich goalkeeper Tomas Holy denied Jon Taylor from a gilt-edged chance.

Town forward James Norwood found himself clear on goal in the 65th minute with just goalkeeper Ian Lawlor to beat, but he was unable to take advantage, and a long-range shot from Kane Vincent-Young led to Rovers keeper Ian Lawlor scrambling across his goal.

Both sides then had opportunities to snatch the points late on, with Sheaf hitting the post in the 79th minute before Lawlor bought off a great save to deny Norwood a match-winning goal for Ipswich in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 1Holy
  • 24Vincent-Young
  • 28Woolfenden
  • 4Chambers
  • 30Kenlock
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forGeorgiouat 63'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 21DownesBooked at 47minsSubstituted forNolanat 62'minutes
  • 18Judge
  • 10Norwood
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forKeaneat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Wilson
  • 11Nolan
  • 12Norris
  • 23Dozzell
  • 36Dobra
  • 38Georgiou
  • 48Keane

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2HallidayBooked at 82mins
  • 4Anderson
  • 32John
  • 3JamesBooked at 35mins
  • 8WhitemanBooked at 65mins
  • 6SheafBooked at 62mins
  • 17BlairSubstituted forMayat 71'minutes
  • 26CoppingerBooked at 69minsSubstituted forSadlierat 71'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 31EnnisSubstituted forKiwomyaat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Sadlier
  • 12Gomes
  • 19May
  • 21Longbottom
  • 23Kiwomya
  • 24Dieng
  • 33Daniels
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
18,928

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town).

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

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Foul by Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers).

Will Keane (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alex Kiwomya replaces Niall Ennis.

Booking

Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

Anthony Georgiou (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Niall Ennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Will Keane replaces Kayden Jackson.

Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Alan Judge (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Georgiou with a cross.

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Attempt saved. Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Sadlier.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

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

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

Foul by James Norwood (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Kane Vincent-Young (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kayden Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kieran Sadlier replaces James Coppinger.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Matty Blair.

Attempt blocked. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

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

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Booking

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Anthony Georgiou replaces Gwion Edwards.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry8440138516
2Ipswich74301441015
3Wycombe8431139415
4Fleetwood84221512314
5Sunderland7421129314
6Peterborough74121861213
7Lincoln City8404138512
8Doncaster633096312
9Blackpool83321211112
10MK Dons74031111012
11Burton732285311
12Bristol Rovers8323910-111
13Rotherham6312117410
14Gillingham723213859
15Shrewsbury723257-29
16Rochdale7232811-39
17Oxford Utd82241315-28
18Portsmouth51227705
19Tranmere71241013-35
20Accrington7124915-65
21Wimbledon8035713-63
22Southend7016720-131
23Bolton6015123-22-11
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