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Swindon Town 1-2 Doncaster Rovers

Fejiri Okenabirhie's brace secured a win for promotion-chasing Doncaster to leave opponents Swindon rooted in the League One relegation zone.

The writing was on the wall for the hosts in the fifth minute when Reece James played in Okenabirhie, who had the simple task of slotting in the opening goal for the visitors.

Okenabirhie doubled his and his team's tally in first-half stoppage time with a close-range header after Andy Butler headed a right-wing cross back across goal.

Hallam Hope got the Wiltshire side back in the contest on 71 minutes by diverting a long-range Scott Twine shot into the far corner, wrong-footing Ellery Balcombe in the Doncaster goal.

Aside from the breakthrough, Swindon rarely troubled Doncaster, although Matt Smith went close with a shot that went just wide of the far post following neat build-up play from Dom Thompson and Brett Pitman.

Twine also attempted to keep up his reputation of a long-range strike specialist - but one of his long-range efforts was easily saved and the other dipped narrowly over the bar.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Travers
  • 2Caddis
  • 4ConroyBooked at 64mins
  • 3FryersSubstituted forCurranat 27'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 26ThompsonBooked at 66mins
  • 15SmithSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 19Lyden
  • 10Twine
  • 23Palmer
  • 8PitmanSubstituted forHopeat 60'minutes
  • 7Jaiyesimi

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 11Smith
  • 16Odimayo
  • 18Payne
  • 21Curran
  • 42Grant
  • 45Hope

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Balcombe
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 21ButlerBooked at 71mins
  • 24John
  • 17RichardsSubstituted forGreavesat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3JamesBooked at 85mins
  • 9OkenabirhieBooked at 33mins
  • 22Simoes InacioBooked at 52minsSubstituted forSmithat 57'minutes
  • 10LokiloSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
  • 19John-JulesSubstituted forAmosat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Taylor
  • 13Jones
  • 14Smith
  • 16Amos
  • 18Williams
  • 27Greaves
  • 28Horton
Referee:
Ollie Yates

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Anthony Greaves (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Anthony Greaves (Doncaster Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Dominic Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Reece James (Doncaster Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Andy Butler.

  9. 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 Danny Amos.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Matthew Smith.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

  12. Booking

    Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Scott Twine (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Reece James (Doncaster Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Cameron John tries a through ball, but Fejiri Okenabirhie is caught offside.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Danny Amos replaces Tyreece John-Jules because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town).

  19. Post update

    Tyreece John-Jules (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Booking

    Taylor Curran (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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8Sunderland2089327151233
9Accrington1810352518733
10Crewe229582925432
11Fleetwood218582819929
12Gillingham2292112427-329
13Oxford Utd208483027328
14Blackpool218492124-328
15Plymouth227692938-927
16MK Dons226792628-225
17Shrewsbury205962125-424
18Rochdale215793340-722
19Bristol Rovers196492028-822
20Northampton2164111936-1722
21Wimbledon2156102536-1121
22Wigan2155112438-1420
23Swindon2262142945-1620
24Burton2437142951-2216
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