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Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Coventry City

Coventry continued their fine form to remain in touching distance of League One's automatic promotion places with victory at Doncaster.

Jordan Shipley's fine first-half strike proved enough for the Sky Blues to take the win which extended their excellent run to just one defeat in their last 13 matches. It also brought to an end to Doncaster's three-match winning run.

Mark Robins' Coventry side started the brighter and flooded forward with menace. Sam McCallum fired narrowly over the crossbar first time after running onto a loose ball.

Coventry took the lead after 26 minutes when Shipley found space 25 yards out and drilled an unstoppable effort into the bottom corner.

Doncaster struggled to break down the well-organised visitors, who broke forward regularly and dangerously on the counter.

Rovers' first real effort on goal saw a Reece James shot deflected wide. But the hosts improved after the break and mounted much greater threat.

Jon Taylor and substitute Rakish Bingham both drew saves from Marko Marosi but Rovers could not find the equaliser as Coventry remain three points adrift of second-placed Wycombe.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Wright
  • 4Anderson
  • 3James
  • 8Whiteman
  • 6SheafBooked at 55mins
  • 10Taylor
  • 26Coppinger
  • 7SadlierSubstituted forBinghamat 45'minutes
  • 31Ennis

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 11Bingham
  • 12Gomes
  • 16Amos
  • 17Blair
  • 22Watters
  • 32John

Coventry

  • 1MarosiBooked at 88mins
  • 4Rose
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15Hyam
  • 23Dabo
  • 20Walsh
  • 6Kelly
  • 31McCallumBooked at 65mins
  • 17O'HareSubstituted forWestbrookeat 82'minutes
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forAllenat 67'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forBiamouat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mason
  • 8Allen
  • 9Biamou
  • 13Wilson
  • 16Pask
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 25Westbrooke
Referee:
Marc Edwards
Attendance:
9,537

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Coventry City 1.

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

Foul by Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ben Sheaf.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Sheaf.

Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Sam McCallum (Coventry City).

Booking

Marko Marosi (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City).

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Doncaster Rovers).

Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Matt Godden.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Zain Westbrooke replaces Callum O'Hare.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger tries a through ball, but Reece James is caught offside.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sam McCallum.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Attempt missed. Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman.

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Dominic Hyam.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jamie Allen replaces Jordan Shipley.

Booking

Sam McCallum (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Sam McCallum (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Coppinger.

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

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

Foul by Reece James (Doncaster Rovers).

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Shipley.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham26145748262247
2Wycombe2613853427747
3Ipswich26129539241545
4Coventry251111336261044
5Oxford Utd26118743261741
6Sunderland25118636241241
7Portsmouth2511863729841
8Burton2511683430439
9Doncaster24107736241237
10Peterborough2610794435937
11Fleetwood2410773932737
12Lincoln City27114123633337
13Bristol Rovers2510693035-536
14Gillingham2681172925435
15Blackpool2581073229334
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2678113639-329
18Rochdale2684143043-1328
19Wimbledon2676133138-727
20MK Dons2774162739-1225
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2627172966-3713
23Bolton2447131954-357
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