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Doncaster Rovers 2-0 AFC Wimbledon: James Coppinger helps hosts go through

Doncaster secured a comfortable victory over League One rivals AFC Wimbledon in their FA Cup first-round replay.

Goals from James Coppinger and substitute Rakish Bingham saw Rovers shake off a lacklustre first half to stroll through at the second time of asking.

Wimbledon were much the better side in the first half with Joe Pigott and Mitch Pinnock going close before Kwesi Appiah struck the post with a powerful drive from 12 yards.

Doncaster were sluggish in their play but took the lead against the run of play after 52 minutes.

Jon Taylor carried the ball out from the back superbly before releasing Coppinger clear, with the veteran showing excellent composure to slot beyond Nathan Trott.

It was a goal that brought the hosts to life with Ben Sheaf and Taylor both going close to extending the advantage.

The second goal came on 70 minutes. Coppinger raced clear before centring for Bingham to slot home his first goal for the club.

Taylor and Ben Sheaf both saw efforts cleared off the line as Doncaster looked to add to their score.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-3-3

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 5Wright
  • 3James
  • 6Sheaf
  • 8Whiteman
  • 12Gomes
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMayat 77'minutes
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forBinghamat 67'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forSadlierat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 7Sadlier
  • 11Bingham
  • 16Amos
  • 19May
  • 27Greaves
  • 33Daniels

Wimbledon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Trott
  • 2O'Neill
  • 21Delaney
  • 6ThomasSubstituted forKalambayiat 76'minutes
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8HartiganSubstituted forSandersat 80'minutes
  • 11Pinnock
  • 33ReillySubstituted forMcLoughlinat 67'minutes
  • 37Osew
  • 39Pigott
  • 9Appiah

Substitutes

  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 23Sanders
  • 24McDonnell
  • 29Robinson
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 31Madelin
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,413

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kieran Sadlier replaces Jon Taylor.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Paul Kalambayi.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Max Sanders replaces Anthony Hartigan.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Delaney.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Delaney.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces James Coppinger.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Paul Kalambayi replaces Terell Thomas.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, AFC Wimbledon 0. Rakish Bingham (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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