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Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Oxford United

Doncaster inflicted only the second defeat in 16 matches on Oxford with a 1-0 triumph at the Keepmoat.

Rovers found themselves under pressure for long periods of the clash but went ahead through Reece James in the first half and soaked up pressure well.

Oxford started the stronger and should have been ahead early on when Matt Taylor was presented with a free header but sent it wide.

Doncaster settled into the game and took the lead after 34 minutes.

Full-back James latched onto a flick-on from Niall Ennis and lashed a shot into the far corner from a tight angle.

Oxford, as expected, pushed hard for the equaliser in the second half but found clear-cut opportunities hard to come by.

The visitors saw an effort cleared off the line after a Taylor header spun off the post.

And Joe Wright hacked clear for Rovers after the striker slammed a loose ball on goal from 15 yards with Oxford struggling to craft chances in the late stages.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Wright
  • 4Anderson
  • 3JamesBooked at 57mins
  • 8Whiteman
  • 6Sheaf
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forWattersat 64'minutes
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forGomesat 66'minutes
  • 7Sadlier
  • 31EnnisSubstituted forThomasat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 12Gomes
  • 16Amos
  • 22Watters
  • 27Greaves
  • 33Daniels
  • 39Thomas

Oxford Utd

  • 26Archer
  • 2Cadden
  • 4Dickie
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 17HenryBooked at 74mins
  • 6GorrinSubstituted forMackieat 70'minutes
  • 16Baptiste
  • 18SykesSubstituted forHallat 70'minutes
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forAgyeiat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 7Hall
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 19Mackie
  • 23Agyei
  • 47Lopes
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
7,524

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home4
Away22
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Oxford United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Max Watters.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Hall with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Reece James.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Kwame Thomas tries a through ball, but Madger Gomes is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Agyei replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

  11. Post update

    Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kwame Thomas replaces Niall Ennis.

  13. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Mackie (Oxford United).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

  18. Post update

    Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Mousinho (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Hall with a cross.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe24128432221044
2Rotherham24125742251741
3Coventry23101033425940
4Oxford Utd23116641221939
5Ipswich23108533221138
6Peterborough24106844341036
7Fleetwood2210663729836
8Bristol Rovers2310673030036
9Portsmouth239863428635
10Blackpool2481063228434
11Gillingham248972824433
12Burton239683230233
13Sunderland228862823532
14Shrewsbury228862123-232
15Doncaster218763223931
16Lincoln City2393112828030
17Accrington247893433129
18Rochdale2474132741-1425
19Wimbledon2466122936-724
20MK Dons2473142636-1024
21Tranmere2356122743-1621
22Southend2416172765-389
23Bolton2147101846-287
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