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Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Crewe Alexandra

A Harry Pickering free-kick saw Crewe Alexandra end Doncaster's good form with victory at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Charlie Kirk put Crewe ahead in the first half, with Southampton loanee Josh Sims equalising in quickfire fashion for Rovers.

The visitors started the better and it took a brilliant block on the line from Tom Anderson to prevent Tom Lowery from volleying Crewe in front.

Doncaster grew into the game, with Sims forcing a fine save from Will Jaaskelainen.

A lively game ignited further in the space of two minutes after Kirk gave Crewe a 26th minute lead. Callum Ainley slid a pass out wide which Kirk collected and finished superbly past Josef Bursik.

Rovers responded immediately as Madger Gomes powered forward and found Sims, who curled past Jaaskelainen.

Doncaster had the better of things in the second half, with Anderson and Fejiri Okenabirhie going close to putting them ahead.

But Crewe got the breakthrough after 70 minutes when Pickering curled in a wonderful free-kick from the edge of the box.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bursik
  • 2HallidayBooked at 64mins
  • 5Wright
  • 4Anderson
  • 3James
  • 6GomesSubstituted forJohnat 88'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 11TaylorSubstituted forLokiloat 9'minutes
  • 14SmithSubstituted forCoppingerat 74'minutes
  • 20Sims
  • 9Okenabirhie

Substitutes

  • 10Lokilo
  • 13Jones
  • 18Williams
  • 21Butler
  • 24John
  • 26Coppinger
  • 29Hasani

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 29Beckles
  • 17Offord
  • 3Pickering
  • 8LowerySubstituted forMurphyat 76'minutes
  • 4Wintle
  • 11AinleySubstituted forFinneyat 82'minutes
  • 7PowellSubstituted forDaleat 60'minutes
  • 12Mandron
  • 10Kirk

Substitutes

  • 9Porter
  • 13Richards
  • 14Finney
  • 15Zanzala
  • 19Dale
  • 23Johnson
  • 28Murphy
Referee:
Craig Hicks

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  3. Post update

    Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Will Jaaskelainen (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Perry Ng.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Reece James (Doncaster Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Luke Offord (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Cameron John replaces Madger Gomes because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jason Lokilo (Doncaster Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jason Lokilo with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Owen Dale.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Finney replaces Callum Ainley.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Luke Offord (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Jason Lokilo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City8611135819
2Peterborough8602126618
3Hull8602126618
4Ipswich8512147716
5Portsmouth8422127514
6Sunderland742184414
7Doncaster7412147713
8Charlton741275213
9Plymouth83321110112
10Accrington7403910-112
11Bristol Rovers732289-111
12Fleetwood8314108210
13Crewe731386210
14Gillingham8314912-310
15Rochdale8314712-510
16Wimbledon82331011-19
17Blackpool8215712-57
18Wigan8215612-67
19Northampton8215714-77
20Shrewsbury713357-26
21Swindon7205913-46
22Oxford Utd6204812-46
23MK Dons8125812-45
24Burton8125916-75
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