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Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

Doncaster climbed to within two points of the League One play-off positions with a comfortable win over Shrewsbury.

Goals from Niall Ennis and Tom Anderson helped hard-working Rovers see off robust opponents at the Keepmoat.

Doncaster went ahead after four minutes. Kieran Sadlier drilled a cross to the near post where Shrewsbury defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell's header looped over his own goalkeeper and allowed Ennis to nod into an empty net.

The hosts were much the stronger throughout, passing well and looking to break forward at pace.

But it took a last-ditch tackle from Joe Wright to deny Daniel Udoh while the Rovers centre-back also spared the blushes of goalkeeper Seny Dieng with a goal-line clearance after a miscued punch saw the ball ricochet off Josh Laurent.

Rovers should have added to their score when James Coppinger saw a shot deflected wide.

But they did find a second with 15 minutes left when Anderson powered in a header from a Jon Taylor corner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2HallidayBooked at 86mins
  • 5Wright
  • 4Anderson
  • 3James
  • 8Whiteman
  • 6Sheaf
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forBinghamat 90+4'minutes
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forGomesat 81'minutes
  • 7Sadlier
  • 31EnnisSubstituted forWattersat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 11Bingham
  • 12Gomes
  • 16Amos
  • 20Blaney
  • 22Watters
  • 27Greaves

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 5Williams
  • 24Ebanks-LandellBooked at 52mins
  • 2Pierre
  • 17LoveSubstituted forCummingsat 72'minutes
  • 22GossSubstituted forWhalleyat 45'minutes
  • 8Norburn
  • 3GolbourneSubstituted forEdwardsat 60'minutes
  • 28Laurent
  • 23Udoh
  • 11Giles

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Edwards
  • 6Beckles
  • 7Whalley
  • 9Lang
  • 15Walker
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
7,054

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Rakish Bingham replaces Jon Taylor.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ro-Shaun Williams.

Foul by Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town).

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reece James (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Max Watters replaces Niall Ennis.

Booking

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

Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).

Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces James Coppinger.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece James (Doncaster Rovers).

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Ethan Ebanks-Landell tries a through ball, but Aaron Pierre is caught offside.

Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Shrewsbury Town 0. Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by David Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Reece James.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jason Cummings replaces Donald Love.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Sadlier.

Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. David Edwards replaces Scott Golbourne.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe24128432221044
2Rotherham24125742251741
3Coventry23101033425940
4Oxford Utd23116641221939
5Ipswich23108533221138
6Peterborough24106844341036
7Fleetwood2210663729836
8Bristol Rovers2310673030036
9Sunderland239863124735
10Portsmouth239863428635
11Doncaster2297634231134
12Blackpool2481063228434
13Gillingham248972824433
14Burton239683230233
15Shrewsbury238872125-432
16Lincoln City2493122931-230
17Accrington247893433129
18Rochdale2474132741-1425
19Wimbledon2466122936-724
20MK Dons2473142636-1024
21Tranmere2356122743-1621
22Southend2416172765-389
23Bolton2147101846-287
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