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Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Cameron John scored a late equaliser for Doncaster to deny Russell Martin his first league win as MK Dons manager.

Alex Gilbey's superb strike fired Milton Keynes ahead early in the second half only for John to deny them a much-needed league victory.

Doncaster had enjoyed the better of the attacking play in what was an error-strewn contest at the Keepmoat.

Kieran Sadlier twice had goals ruled out for offside while Alfie May and Ben Whiteman drew fine saves from Dons keeper Lee Nicholls.

At the other end Seny Dieng produced a spectacular save to keep out a fine strike from Gilbey in what was a taste of things to come.

MK Dons took the lead in the 51st minute when Gilbey latched onto a lay-off and curled a wonderful effort beyond Dieng from 20 yards.

Doncaster grabbed the equaliser in fortunate circumstances in the 85th minute as a corner to the near post was blocked but the ball ricocheted in off John to draw Rovers level.

Max Watters went close to snatching a dramatic win for Rovers but hooked wide.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 33Daniels
  • 32John
  • 3James
  • 6SheafSubstituted forGomesat 83'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 19MaySubstituted forWattersat 68'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 7Sadlier
  • 11BinghamBooked at 88minsSubstituted forThomasat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Wright
  • 12Gomes
  • 13Jones
  • 21Longbottom
  • 22Watters
  • 27Greaves
  • 39Thomas

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25Brittain
  • 5Poole
  • 4Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 24Houghton
  • 18McGrandlesBooked at 70mins
  • 8Gilbey
  • 26BoatengBooked at 34minsSubstituted forReevesat 64'minutes
  • 20MasonSubstituted forKasumuat 90+5'minutes
  • 14AgardSubstituted forNombeat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reeves
  • 9Bowery
  • 11Dickenson
  • 22Moore
  • 27Nombe
  • 29Kasumu
  • 40Sorinola
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
7,193

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, MK Dons 1.

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. David Kasumu replaces Joe Mason.

Attempt blocked. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Benjamin Whiteman tries a through ball, but Max Watters is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Max Watters (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kwame Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kwame Thomas replaces Rakish Bingham.

Booking

Rakish Bingham (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Regan Poole (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Doncaster Rovers).

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, MK Dons 1. Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Donervon Daniels following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Regan Poole.

Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

Donervon Daniels (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces Ben Sheaf.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

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

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Kieran Sadlier.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Benjamin Whiteman tries a through ball, but Rakish Bingham is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Joe Mason (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor McGrandles.

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Jordan Houghton (MK Dons).

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Mason (MK Dons).

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

Joe Mason (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Donervon Daniels (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Sam Nombe replaces Kieran Agard.

Attempt missed. Donervon Daniels (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Sheaf with a cross.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Regan Poole.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Reece James with a cross.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

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7Oxford Utd1886437191830
8Rotherham1993730191130
9Fleetwood179263023729
10Portsmouth187742820828
11Sunderland187562420426
12Shrewsbury186751619-325
13Doncaster166642518724
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15Burton186662120124
16Rochdale2064102233-1122
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18Accrington194782529-419
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