LIVE: Doncaster Rovers 0 Shrewsbury Town 1 - Pierre header has Rovers behind

Doncaster Rovers are looking for a fifth straight victory – one that will take them top of League One for Christmas – as they host resurgent Shrewsbury Town, and you can follow it all live.

By Liam Hoden
Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 9:02 pm
Doncaster Rovers v Shrewsbury Town
Doncaster Rovers v Shrewsbury Town

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Doncaster Rovers 0 Shrewsbury Town 1

Last updated: Tuesday, 22 December, 2020, 21:36

  • GOAL: Pierre (53)
  • Rovers looking for a fifth straight win - and the chance to go top of League One for Christmas
  • Visitors Shrewsbury sit 21st in the table but are unbeaten in five
  • ROVERS: Lumley; Halliday, Anderson, Butler, James; Whiteman, Smith; Taylor (Lokilo 74), Richards (Coppinger 80), John-Jules; Okenabirhie. Subs: Jones, Wright, Amos, John, Hasani.
  • SHREWSBURY: Sarkic; Williams, Ebanks-Landell, Pierre; Millar, Vela, Norburn, Daniels; Edwards (Tracey 46, Golbourne 87); Udoh (Clarke 69), Whalley. Subs: Burgoyne, J Daniels, Pugh, Cummings.

Rovers are beaten for the first time in five matches

Four minutes

9.21 Rovers substitution

James Coppinger replaces Taylor Richards

Matyjia Sarkic just produced a stunning save to deny a Tyreece John-Jules header. He pushed it over the bar from the goal line.

9.14 Rovers substitution

Jason Lokilo replaces Jon Taylor

Shrewsbury break through Shilow Tracey who feeds in Leon Clarke. The veteran striker draws out Joe Lumley and clips a ball over the keeper but it bounces wide.

Ben Whiteman fires wide from 30 yards

Rovers break out from the back through Taylor Richards. He plays a fine ball through the middle to Tyreece John-Jules who turns and shoots low, making for a simple save for Matyjia Sarkic.

8.59 Totally different game

Shrewsbury were unlikely to allow themselves to be overran after the break as much as they were in the first half, particularly with a manager as wily as Steve Cotterill.

He sent on Shilow Tracey at the break and switched to a 4-3-3 which has given his side much more presence higher up the pitch. Rovers haven’t been able to find their rhythm at all since half time and the task looks a difficult one from here.

Aaron Pierre heads Shrewsbury into the lead

A needless free kick was conceded out on the right and the ball was whipped in with Pierre powering a header into the far corner.

A blow for Rovers and a boost for the visitors, who have been much more aggressive since the break.

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