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Player ratings as Doncaster Rovers’ unbeaten run is ended by Bristol Rovers

Alfie Beestin in action against Bristol Rovers.
Alfie Beestin in action against Bristol Rovers.

The Star’s Paul Goodwin analyses Doncaster Rovers’ 3-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers.

IAN LAWLOR 8

Made a couple of excellent saves when the game was still very much in the balance.

MATTY BLAIR 6

Did brilliantly to set up the goal but blotted his copybook by missing a second half sitter.

JOE WRIGHT n/a

You just couldn’t make it up. Facing two to three months out with broken ribs.

CRAIG ALCOCK 6

Tried his best to marshal Rovers’ patched up backline but understandably looked short on match sharpness.

TYLER GARRATT 6

Unconvincing as a left-sided centre back. His poor defensive header after the restart got the Pirates’ tails up.

BEN WHITEMAN 7

Displayed a good range of passing and tried his luck from distance several times.

RODNEY KONGOLO 5

He blows hot and cold this lad. Gave the ball away too much and struggled to find space to run at the opposition.

TOMMY ROWE 7

Got through some good work and also did his best to protect Garratt.

JAMES COPPINGER 6

Quiet by his high standards.

ALFIE BEESTIN 7

He keeps wanting the ball and threatening to make things happen.

JOHN MARQUIS 7

Put in another shift and, much to his relief, broke his goal drought with an instinctive finish.

SUBS USED

NIALL MASON 6

For Wright, 19: Looks a little nervy at the moment.

ALFIE MAY 5

For Kongolo, 75: Struggled to get into the game.

LIAM MANDEVILLE 5

For Coppinger, 80: Another who went down claiming a penalty.

SUBS NOT USED

Marko Marosi, Danny Amos, Reece Fielding, Jordan Houghton.

BRISTOL ROVERS

Adam Smith 6, Joe Partington 6 (Lee Brown 64, 6), Ryan Sweeney 6, Tom Broadbent 6, Mark Bola 6, Chris Lines 7 (Rollin Menayese 68, 6), Liam Sercombe 7, Ollie Clarke 7, Stuart Sinclair 7, Rory Gaffney 7, Ellis Harrison 8 (Tom Nichols 90). Subs: Sam Slocombe, Dominic Telford, Bernard Mensah, Byron Moore.

REFEREE

Darren Bond 4

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