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Fleetwood Town 2-1 Doncaster Rovers

Fleetwood secured a first home win since November as they held on to deservedly beat Doncaster 2-1.

Joey Barton's side moved back into contention for the play-offs, where they sit five points adrift, after ending a run of five consecutive draws at Highbury Stadium.

Ched Evans and Harry Souttar netted for the Cod Army, with Niall Ennis halving the deficit for Rovers 10 minutes after half-time.

Fleetwood bossed the opening half-hour in blustery conditions, with Souttar's early effort being headed off the line by Tom Anderson.

Jack Sowerby's shot was deflected just off target, while Josh Morris also saw a shot saved by Seny Dieng.

Town struck the opener 10 minutes before the break - Morris' in-swinging corner kick was met by skipper Evans, and though his initial close-range strike was saved by Dieng, the Fleetwood striker lashed the rebound home.

Rovers' Kieran Sadlier saw a powerful shot saved by Alex Cairns just before half-time.

Defender Souttar made it 2-0 in the 49th minute, poking home from 10 yards after Rovers failed to clear Danny Andrew's free-kick into the box.

Rovers had hope when Ennis fired home from an angle after Sadlier's initial strike was blocked.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1CairnsBooked at 83mins
  • 2CoyleBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMaddenat 71'minutes
  • 4Connolly
  • 6Souttar
  • 19Gibson
  • 3Andrew
  • 7Burns
  • 12WhelanBooked at 55mins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forCouttsat 62'minutes
  • 9EvansSubstituted forSaundersat 90+6'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Coutts
  • 17Madden
  • 30Baggley
  • 31Crellin
  • 32Saunders
  • 33Hill
  • 34Garner

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2HallidayBooked at 22mins
  • 5Wright
  • 4Anderson
  • 32John
  • 8Whiteman
  • 6SheafSubstituted forCoppingerat 73'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 81'minutes
  • 12GomesBooked at 90mins
  • 7SadlierSubstituted forColeat 68'minutes
  • 31Ennis

Substitutes

  • 3James
  • 9Okenabirhie
  • 13Jones
  • 14Ramsey
  • 17Blair
  • 26Coppinger
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,008

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Booking

Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harvey Saunders replaces Ched Evans.

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

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross.

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

Attempt blocked. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Coppinger.

Booking

Alex Cairns (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Jon Taylor.

Hand ball by Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Ben Sheaf.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ched Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Paddy Madden replaces Lewie Coyle.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron John.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Devante Cole replaces Kieran Sadlier.

Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Paul Coutts replaces Josh Morris.

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

Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Callum Connolly (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danny Andrew with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers).

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Ched Evans tries a through ball, but Wes Burns is caught offside.

Foul by Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers).

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Doncaster Rovers 1. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Niall Ennis.

Attempt missed. Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Jon Taylor with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

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3Peterborough30147956371949
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5Coventry271212338271148
6Portsmouth27138641291247
7Sunderland28129737261145
8Oxford Utd27128745271844
9Fleetwood2711974133842
10Doncaster27118840271341
11Burton2811893936341
12Gillingham2891273327639
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15Blackpool2781093433134
16Shrewsbury2781092431-734
17Accrington2989123943-433
18Rochdale2995153447-1332
19MK Dons2994163140-931
20Wimbledon2877143442-828
21Tranmere2757152848-2022
22Southend2837183270-3816
23Bolton2658132255-3311
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