Lincoln City 0 Doncaster Rovers 1 RECAP: Rovers claim smash and grab win at the LNER Stadium

Doncaster Rovers’ busy schedule continues tonight at Lincoln City.
LNER Stadium. Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty ImagesLNER Stadium. Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images
LNER Stadium. Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images

Boss Gary McSheffrey expects a reaction from his players after their second half collapse at Portsmouth at the weekend.

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LIVE: Lincoln City v Doncaster Rovers

Full time: Lincoln City 0 Rovers 1

GOALS: Gardner (74 pen)

Lincoln: Griffiths, Poole, Sanders (Bishop 64), Whittaker, Cullen, Maguire (Hopper 83), Bramall, Walsh, McGrandles, Norton-Cuffy, Marquis. Subs: Wright, Melbourne, Scully, Fiorini, Sorensen.

Rovers: Mitchell, Knoyle, Younger, Olowu, Williams, Jackson, Gardner, Smith, Rowe, Martin (Odubeko 75), Griffiths (Dodoo 75). Subs: Jones, Horton, Clayton, Barlow, Agard.

Referee: Ben Speedie

A hard watch but it’s job done for Rovers. Another win on the road.

They hardly created a chance but stuck to the task tonight and got their reward.

A big lift ahead of Saturday’s South Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Wednesday.

Four minutes to be added on.

Big chance for Marquis but he’s crowded out.

Scully’s shot is blocked by Younger.

This could get a bit nervy. Lincoln going route one now.

Rowe tries his luck from distance but it goes well wide.


Walsh has been shown a red card after a late challenge.

Lincoln trying to muster a response but they’re being frustrated by Rovers.

Gardner blasts it down the middle!