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IpswichIpswich Town0DoncasterDoncaster Rovers0

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alex Kiwomya replaces Niall Ennis.

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Will Keane replaces Kayden Jackson.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Dangerous play by Alan Judge (Ipswich Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

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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