RECAP: Doncaster Rovers 0 Fleetwood Town 1 - Fourth straight home defeat for ailing Rovers

Doncaster Rovers suffered a fourth straight home defeat at the hands of Fleetwood Town.

By Liam Hoden
Saturday, 24th April 2021, 11:30 am
Updated Saturday, 24th April 2021, 5:02 pm
Keepmoat Stadium. Photo: Pete Norton/Getty Images
Keepmoat Stadium. Photo: Pete Norton/Getty Images

Barrie McKay’s second half goal was enough to settle a dull encounter.

Rovers lie 13th in League One following a sequence of seven defeats in eight games.

RECAP the action below.

Doncaster Rovers v Fleetwood Town

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LIVE: Doncaster Rovers 0 Fleetwood Town 1

Last updated: Saturday, 24 April, 2021, 17:03

ROVERS: Jones; Wright, Anderson, Butler, James; Smith, Robertson (Bostock 46); Okenabirhie, Richards, Sims (Horton 74); John-Jules (Coppinger 63). Subs: Bottomley, John, Greaves, Gomes.

FLEETWOOD: Cairns; Donacien, Hill, Connolly, Andrew; Rossiter, Biggins; Camps; Finley, Vassell (Garner 76), McKay. Subs: Coleman, Whelan, Duffy, Sheron, Baggley, Feeney.

FOUR minutes

79min Should definitely be two

Ged Garner flashes a ball across the box which evades all the Rovers defence and rolls through to Callum Camps who strikes it first time with the instep and sends it wide of the top corner.

Branden Horton replaces Josh Sims with Reece James pushing up onto the left of the attacking players.

Kyle Vassell smashes a shot into the side netting. Rovers are barely laying a glove on the opposition.

66min A rare bit of quality

Matt Smith found Taylor Richards with an excellent crossfield pass. Richards then surged inside, beating his man several times before powering a shot on goal from a tight angle. More of that please.

63min Almost calamity

Louis Jones strikes Callum Camps with an attempted clearance and the ball bounces wide.

Rovers have been awful in this second half.

James Coppinger replaces Tyreece John-Jules.

Reece James breaks clear on the left of the box and lashes a shot which the keeper touches into the sidenetting.

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