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Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Swindon Town

Reece James scored twice as Doncaster picked up a third straight league victory by beating Swindon.

Diallang Jaiyesimi grabbed a late penalty for Swindon, who rallied late on but fell to a fourth successive defeat.

It was an open start to the game and Jonny Smith missed a glorious opportunity to put the Robins ahead on the half hour when he fired over the bar from a good position.

Doncaster began to take control and Danny Amos drew a superb save from Manchester United loanee Matej Kovar with a curling effort from 25 yards before the goalkeeper got in the way of a James Coppinger effort on the stroke of half-time.

But Rovers did break the deadlock after 47 minutes. Mere seconds after Swindon saw a penalty claim turned down, Josh Sims fed a ball into the box which rolled through to James who rifled past Kovar.

Doncaster doubled their advantage after 72 minutes when James collected a long pass from Ben Whiteman and fired home.

Jaiyesimi fired in from the spot after he was fouled by Andy Butler but it was the last act of the game.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 15Lumley
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 21Butler
  • 16Amos
  • 14SmithSubstituted forJohnat 73'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 20SimsSubstituted forTaylorat 60'minutes
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forRichardsat 60'minutes
  • 3James
  • 19John-JulesSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Okenabirhie
  • 10Lokilo
  • 11Taylor
  • 13Jones
  • 17Richards
  • 24John
  • 29Hasani

Swindon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Kovar
  • 16Odimayo
  • 6Baudry
  • 3FryersBooked at 52mins
  • 5GroundsBooked at 50mins
  • 15Smith
  • 4ConroyBooked at 40minsSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes
  • 18Payne
  • 11Smith
  • 7Jaiyesimi
  • 45HopeSubstituted forStevensat 59'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 2Caddis
  • 8Pitman
  • 9Smith
  • 21Curran
  • 22Stevens
  • 25Fryer
  • 42Grant
Referee:
Paul Howard

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Swindon Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Swindon Town 1. Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

  5. Post update

    Penalty Swindon Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi draws a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Akinwale Odimayo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Stevens.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Taylor Richards (Doncaster Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Jack Payne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Smith (Swindon Town).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Amos with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Reece James.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Taylor Richards (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Reece James.

  17. Booking

    Jordan Stevens (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Stevens (Swindon Town).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull17111529161334
2Portsmouth1895430151532
3Peterborough18102629191032
4Lincoln City1710252015532
5Ipswich1810262319432
6Doncaster1693429181130
7Charlton169342516930
8Accrington159242317629
9Sunderland177732314928
10Fleetwood1883726161027
11Crewe188282219326
12Blackpool178271920-126
13Gillingham177281821-323
14Wimbledon175662327-421
15MK Dons184772023-319
16Rochdale175482226-419
17Oxford Utd175482024-419
18Bristol Rovers165471824-619
19Plymouth175482232-1019
20Northampton1853101631-1518
21Shrewsbury173861824-617
22Swindon1851122235-1316
23Wigan1742111530-1514
24Burton182792233-1113
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