League One
Doncaster2Bristol Rovers0

Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Bristol Rovers

Doncaster ended a four-game winless run and halted Bristol Rovers' hot streak.

Goals from Kieran Sadlier and Jon Taylor helped Rovers get back on track after back-to-back league defeats.

The visitors were awarded a penalty after 25 minutes when Sadlier was penalised for a high boot on Alfie Kilgour.

But Tom Nichols' spot-kick was much too tame and was easily saved by Seny Dieng.

Instead Doncaster went ahead after 39 minutes. Taylor's cross kicked up off Luke Leahy and Sadlier darted in ahead of the goalkeeper to head home from close range.

The hosts doubled their lead after 56 minutes.

Niall Ennis latched on to a through-ball from Ben Whiteman and saw his shot saved, but Taylor was on hand to charge in and slot in from 15 yards.

Rovers had spells of possession but a tame long-range effort from Kyle Bennett was the closest they came to getting back into the match.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 33DanielsSubstituted forWrightat 79'minutes
  • 3James
  • 6Sheaf
  • 8Whiteman
  • 10Taylor
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMayat 87'minutes
  • 7Sadlier
  • 31EnnisSubstituted forThomasat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 5Wright
  • 12Gomes
  • 19May
  • 21Longbottom
  • 27Greaves
  • 39Thomas

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 16Davies
  • 5Craig
  • 15Kilgour
  • 33Rodman
  • 6Upson
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forBennettat 62'minutes
  • 4Ogogo
  • 11Leahy
  • 17Smith
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 2Little
  • 18Kelly
  • 23Bennett
  • 24Menayese
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 36Hargreaves
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
7,659

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home26
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Bristol Rovers 0.

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

Foul by Tyler Smith (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Abu Ogogo.

Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces James Coppinger.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Anssi Jaakkola.

Attempt saved. Kwame Thomas (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Coppinger.

Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers).

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

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Doncaster Rovers).

Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Joe Wright replaces Donervon Daniels.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kwame Thomas replaces Niall Ennis.

Foul by Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers).

Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Alfie Kilgour tries a through ball, but Tyler Smith is caught offside.

Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by James Coppinger.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Davies.

Attempt missed. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Niall Ennis.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon Taylor with a cross.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Tyler Smith.

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

Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luke Leahy.

Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces Ollie Clarke.

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

Foul by Victor Adeboyejo (Bristol Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe137512213926
3Peterborough1373330161424
4Fleetwood127232415923
5Oxford Utd1464429181122
6Coventry135621615121
7Bristol Rovers136341514121
8Blackpool135531715220
9Doncaster125431513219
10Sunderland125431615119
11Rotherham125341912718
12Lincoln City145271719-217
13Shrewsbury124531013-317
14Rochdale134451722-516
15Burton114341513215
16Gillingham133551816214
17Portsmouth113441212013
18Tranmere133461722-513
19MK Dons134181219-713
20Wimbledon143381924-512
21Accrington122551521-611
22Southend1312101433-195
23Bolton11047328-25-8
View full League One table

Top Stories