LiveRECAP: Doncaster Rovers 1 Peterborough United 4 - Rovers suffer heavy defeat in James Coppinger's final match

Doncaster Rovers lost to promoted Peterborough United in embarrassing fashion in James Coppinger’s final game for the club.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 9:00 am
Updated Sunday, 9th May 2021, 2:04 pm

A much-changed Posh outfit raced into a three-goal lead after just 16 minutes and added another one before half time.

Coppinger came close to marking his final appearance with a goal but saw his second half free-kick come back off the bar.

Tyreece John-Jules scored Rovers’ consolation in stoppage time.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

James Coppinger
James Coppinger

The defeat saw Rovers finish 14th in League One.

RECAP the game below.


In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Liam Hoden, editor.

LIVE: Doncaster Rovers 1 Peterborough United 4

Last updated: Sunday, 09 May, 2021, 14:08

- GOAL: Eisa (6), Mason (8), Kanu (16), Jones (39)

- James Coppinger makes his 695th and final appearance for Doncaster Rovers

- ROVERS: Jones; Wright (Halliday 28), Anderson, Butler (Blythe 46), Horton; Greaves (Sims 46), Smith; John-Jules, Coppinger (Williams 82), James; Bogle (Gomes 71). Subs: Bottomley, Amos.

- PETERBOROUGH: Pym (Blackmore 83); Burrows, Kent (Nascimento 74), Edwards, Mason, Ward (Blake-Tracy 68), Reed (Barker 83), Hamilton, Eisa, Kanu, Jones (O’Connell 83). Subs: Thompson, Beevers.

REF: Peter Wright

Just not the way it was meant to be.

An awful end to the season and far from the apt send-off for James Coppinger we all hoped for.

Plenty to pick apart again.


Tyreece John-Jules pulls a goal back in stoppage time

TWO minutes

82min Substitution - and that is the end

Ed Williams replaces James Coppinger - for the final time...

Omar Bogle is replaced by Madger Gomes

64min Coppinger close again

And with a diving header too.

He met a cross with a diving header and sent it over the bar. Surely he’s going to score today

58min Off the bar again

A really good attacking move from Rovers. The ball is fed in to Omar Bogle who flicks it on for Josh Sims. The Southampton winger drills a low shot which kicks up onto the bar and is cleared away.

Rovers are indeed knocking on the door.

55min Brighter from Rovers

They’ve actually had some decent chances!

Reece James went close with a strike from distance, Josh Sims saw an effort deflected wide and Omar Bogle has put a header on goal from close range.

The comeback is on folks!


A free kick in a great position, there was only one man who was going to take it.

And James Coppinger curls a beauty on goal that rattles off the bar.

Would have been some moment, in spite of the scoreline.

1.10pm Back underway

46min Double switch

Andy Butler and AJ Greaves are replaced by Ben Blythe and Josh Sims.

12.54pm That’s the break

And that was absolutely awful from a Rovers perspective.

So feeble in defence, disorganised and so easy to pick off. Peterborough have been rampant and Rovers have barely got out of bed.


Page 1 of 3