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Doncaster Rovers 4-1 Bristol Rovers

Doncaster Rovers continued their strong start to the season with a hard-fought win over Bristol Rovers.

Goals from Joe Wright, Madger Gomes, Taylor Richards and Jon Taylor gave Doncaster a commanding scoreline but they were made to work for it by a Bristol Rovers side who netted through Luke Leahy.

Doncaster edged in front at a frenetic opening quarter. Ben Whiteman saw a shot blocked before the ball fell to Wright to turn into an empty net after 23 minutes.

And they doubled their advantage on the half-hour when the ball was only half cleared to Gomes, who smashed in a volley from 15 yards for his fourth goal in five games.

Before the hosts could settle, they were pegged back when Leahy lobbed Josef Bursik from the corner of the box after 32 minutes.

Doncaster always had the edge and re-established their cushion in the 57th minute when Brighton loanee Richards calmly slotted home.

And they effectively put the game to bed after 62 minutes when Taylor tapped in at the back post after good work from Tyreece John-Jules.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Bursik
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Wright
  • 4Anderson
  • 3JamesBooked at 16mins
  • 8WhitemanBooked at 24mins
  • 6Gomes
  • 11TaylorSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 87'minutes
  • 17RichardsSubstituted forJohnat 72'minutes
  • 10LokiloSubstituted forCoppingerat 45'minutes
  • 19John-Jules

Substitutes

  • 9Okenabirhie
  • 13Jones
  • 16Amos
  • 18Williams
  • 21Butler
  • 24John
  • 26Coppinger

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 15Kilgour
  • 5EhmerBooked at 29mins
  • 25HarriesBooked at 22mins
  • 3LeahySubstituted forTutondaat 79'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 4Grant
  • 8Westbrooke
  • 14McCormick
  • 10Mitchell-LawsonSubstituted forAyungaat 65'minutes
  • 9Hanlan
  • 17DalySubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 6Upson
  • 20Hargreaves
  • 21Ayunga
  • 24Tutonda
  • 26Baldwin
  • 28Walker
Referee:
Trevor Kettle

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home20
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 4, Bristol Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 4, Bristol Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Reece James following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Josh Grant.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tyreece John-Jules (Doncaster Rovers).

  6. Post update

    David Tutonda (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jonah Ayunga (Bristol Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Madger Gomes.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fejiri Okenabirhie.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Brandon Hanlan.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Zain Walker.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Jon Taylor.

  14. Post update

    Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers).

  16. Booking

    David Tutonda (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by David Tutonda (Bristol Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zain Walker (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jonah Ayunga.

  20. Post update

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