Doncaster Rovers: Player ratings from play-off first leg against Charlton Athletic

Doncaster Rovers suffered a 2-1 defeat in their play-off semi-final first leg against Charlton Athletic but have hope thanks to Matty Blair’s late goal.

Sunday, 12th May 2019, 18:23 pm
Updated Sunday, 12th May 2019, 17:23 pm
Ben Whiteman in action against Charlton

Here is how we rated Rovers’ individual performances in the clash at the Keepmoat.

A real mixed bag from the Slovakian should have done much better for the second goal but also produced some excellent stops to keep Rovers in the tie.
The fact he popped up in the six-yard box to score in the 87th minute said everything about his attitude and application.
Not at his best. Almost made a costly error just before the opening goal but was bailed out by Marosi.

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Typically no-nonsense and wholehearted in the heart of the Doncaster defence. Left nothing to chance.
Went close with a superb free-kick but will be disappointed at how easy Charlton got in down his side for the second goal.
Made a few important tackles and interventions but was never really allowed to get his probing passing game going.
Showed plenty of endeavour and commitment but was outshone by Josh Cullen in the midfield battle.
His power and trickery got him in behind more than anyone else. Switched to the left late on and produced the cross for Blairs goal.
Found pockets of space and went close from distance before making way at half time as part of a tactical re-think.
Started in fairly lively fashion but drifted out of the game after the break and struggled to really impose himself.
Led the line admirably against Charltons three centre backs and put himself about in typical fashion.
Offered some composure on the ball and got forward into some useful positions.
Added fresh legs in attack during the closing stages.