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Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Southend United

Southend saw their four-game unbeaten run end as they lost 3-1 at Doncaster.

A double from Kieran Sadlier and a Niall Ennis strike secured a comfortable win for Doncaster as Southend failed to build on their first league win under boss Sol Campbell, despite pulling a goal back through Harry Phillips.

Doncaster beat Southend 7-1 in the reverse fixture and showed similar ruthlessness to sweep the strugglers aside for a second time.

After a sloppy start, the hosts took the lead after 24 minutes when Ennis received the ball with his back to goal on the edge of the box, turned and rifled a low effort beyond Mark Oxley.

The goal settled Doncaster and they doubled their advantage after 41 minutes when Sadlier curled home from 15 yards after a rapid counter-attack.

The game looked to have been put to bed when Sadlier headed home from a Jon Taylor cross 10 minutes into the second half.

Phillips smashed in a deflected effort from 30 yards to get Southend on the scoresheet but Doncaster were in full control.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 32John
  • 3James
  • 6Sheaf
  • 8Whiteman
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forBlairat 65'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 7Sadlier
  • 31EnnisSubstituted forColeat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Wright
  • 12Gomes
  • 13Jones
  • 16Amos
  • 17Blair
  • 22Watters
  • 44Cole

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24DemetriouSubstituted forGoodshipat 83'minutes
  • 2Bwomono
  • 48White
  • 15Kiernan
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 5MilliganBooked at 59mins
  • 18MantomSubstituted forHutchinsonat 65'minutes
  • 42Phillips
  • 7HumphrysSubstituted forBarrattat 38'minutes
  • 23Kelman

Substitutes

  • 14Goodship
  • 25Barratt
  • 33Clifford
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 41Rush
  • 43Kinali
  • 45Taylor
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
7,063

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Southend United 1.

Attempt blocked. Devante Cole (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Reece James with a cross.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Rob Kiernan.

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

Foul by Mark Milligan (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Sheaf with a through ball.

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Brandon Goodship replaces Jason Demetriou because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman.

Attempt blocked. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matty Blair.

Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Barratt (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Devante Cole replaces Niall Ennis.

Foul by Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers).

Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Phillips (Southend United).

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

Foul by Sam Barratt (Southend United).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sam Barratt.

Attempt blocked. Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Kieran Sadlier.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Southend United 1. Harry Phillips (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

Sam Barratt (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Matty Blair replaces Jon Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Isaac Hutchinson replaces Sam Mantom.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Harry Phillips (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Brad Halliday.

Booking

Mark Milligan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt saved. Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman.

Attempt missed. Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Coppinger.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Southend United 0. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon Taylor with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Mark Milligan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham28155850282250
2Wycombe2814863632450
3Ipswich28139640251548
4Peterborough29137952361646
5Coventry261112336261045
6Portsmouth26128639291044
7Sunderland26119636241242
8Oxford Utd26118743261741
9Doncaster26118739251441
10Burton2711883733441
11Fleetwood2610973932739
12Bristol Rovers2710893136-538
13Lincoln City29114143636037
14Gillingham2781273127436
15Blackpool2681083331234
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2879123742-530
18Rochdale2885153347-1429
19Wimbledon2777133340-728
20MK Dons2884162940-1128
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2727183069-3913
23Bolton2548132055-358
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