LIVE updates as Doncaster Rovers take on Crewe Alexandra in League Two

Doncaster Rovers take on one of League Two's form teams when they head to Crewe Alexandra.
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Fifth-placed Crewe have won four of their last five matches in the league and pulled off an impressive FA Cup upset against Derby County earlier this month.

They warmed up for today's clash at Gresty Road with a midweek win over Newcastle United's Under-21s in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy.

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Doncaster beat Accrington Stanley in their FA Cup replay last time out and enjoyed a free weekend last week after their match against Walsall was called off due to international call-ups.

Mo Faal opens the scoring.Mo Faal opens the scoring.
Mo Faal opens the scoring.

An extended rest means Grant McCann's side has been able to welcome back key pair Tommy Rowe and Tom Anderson from injury. Both men could feature this afternoon.

Rovers are nineteenth in the fourth tier ahead of kick-off, but have won three out of their last five games.

Their form over the last ten matches puts them fifth in the division - two places behind today's opponents Crewe.

Crewe Alexandra v Doncaster Rovers

Key Events

  • Doncaster form (last five in all comps): W-D-W-L-W
  • Crewe form (last five in all comps): W-D-W-W-W

Close but no cigar for Doncaster. It's a familiar theme. Positives to take but ultimately another defeat. Reaction to follow.

Would you believe it. Crewe score in added time with one of their only attacks of the second half. Connor O'Riordan pokes the ball in at the near post after meeting a cross. Questionable goalkeeping again.

Four minutes added on

Not a huge amount has happened in this half in truth. Crewe have been pretty poor, although that has coincided with a big improvement from Doncaster.

Harrison Biggins replaces Luke Molyneux.

Tommy Rowe smacks the stanchion with a wicked strike moments after coming on.

On: George Broadbent and Tommy Rowe

Off: James Maxwell and Zain Westbrooke

Big chance for Crewe

They have been pretty poor in the second half and the home fans have let them know about it. But Courtney Baker-Richardson has just wasted a great chance to score, Rovers somehow got across to block his shot after he was found unmarked six yards out.

No chances of note for either side since the goal. Crewe have looked a bit more at it, after a slow start to the half. But Louis Jones has yet to make a save in the second period. Doncaster still holding their own.

Joe Ironside heads in his tenth goal of the season after meeting a lovely delivery from James Maxwell and finding the top corner with his head. Keeper had no chance.

Doncaster have been great since the restart. That's their just reward.

Another Doncaster chance

Faal's header at the back post is cleared by Luke Offord with Doncaster still pressing.