Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Peterborough United 0.
Doncaster ended Peterborough's seven-game unbeaten run with victory at the Keepmoat Stadium.
First-half goals from James Coppinger and Kieran Sadlier put Doncaster in the driving seat on the return of former boss Darren Ferguson and his Posh side.
Doncaster enjoyed better of the attacking play in the opening period, though endured a nervy moment when Ivan Toney raced clear to loop a header over Seny Dieng from a Marcus Maddison cross, only to see the ball ricochet off the crossbar.
Doncaster took a deserved lead on the half hour when Coppinger darted onto a Sadlier cross to turn a header beyond keeper Christy Pym.
And the advantage was doubled after 39 minutes, with Sadlier controlling a loose ball before rifling a low effort into the far corner.
Toney looked to have pulled a goal back for Peterborough in the final minute after heading in a Maddison cross, but it was ruled out for offside.
Ben Whiteman struck the post in stoppage time but Doncaster were assured of the points by then.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 7SadlierSubstituted forMayat 81'minutes
- 26CoppingerSubstituted forDanielsat 87'minutes
- 10TaylorSubstituted forGomesat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 31EnnisBooked at 41mins
- 24MasonSubstituted forKanuat 69'minutes
- 3ButlerSubstituted forThompsonat 45'minutes
- 23WardSubstituted forDembéléat 45'minutes
- Ross Joyce
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Peterborough United 0.
Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Frankie Kent.
Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.
Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).
Attempt saved. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.
Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Niall Ennis following a fast break.
Offside, Peterborough United. Marcus Maddison tries a through ball, but Ivan Toney is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Idris Kanu.
Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Siriki Dembélé.
Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Donervon Daniels replaces James Coppinger.
Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces Jon Taylor.
Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).
Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Alfie May.
Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Idris Kanu.
Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Kieran Sadlier because of an injury.