Recap: Doncaster Rovers lose to Grimsby Town as disgruntled fans hold protest

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Doncaster Rovers are back in action against Grimsby Town at the Eco-Power Stadium – follow updates below.

Out of form Rovers come into the game having won just one of their last ten games.

Danny Schofield’s side have also lost four of their last five home games without scoring.

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Grimsby, who sit 15th in the League Two table, would leapfrog Rovers in the standings should they secure a victory today.

A general view of the Eco-Power Stadium. Photo by Pete Norton/Getty ImagesA general view of the Eco-Power Stadium. Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images
A general view of the Eco-Power Stadium. Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

Paul Hurst’s men are without a win in their last five league games following their FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Brighton.

The Mariners became the first team in FA Cup history to eliminate five teams from a higher division en route to the sixth round.

Team news to follow at 2pm.

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Waterfall booked for a challenge on Agard.

Agard might be struggling here.

Long’s long ball is well taken down by Agard. He gets his shot away but it’s saved by Crocombe.

Rovers have tried a few longer balls down the channels.

Grimsby have settled quicker into the game. The Mariners are playing 3-5-2 up against Rovers’ 3-4-3.

We’re underway here - Molyneux at left wing back again, with Barlow and Westbrooke supporting Agard.

More from the protest...

Protestor Jack Jones said: “There’s a lot of us who believe the club are killing us from the top. They’re not injecting any cash and they continue to lie.

“We’ve seen that this season with [Gavin] Baldwin saying that we’ve got a budget which would make it disappointing if we don’t challenge for the top six - and then you’ve got Copps coming out later saying we’re making do with what we can.

“I’m not expecting us to go and challenge for the Premier League and I’m not expecting Rovers to put millions in.

“We just want them to run the club the right way. Go and buy a couple of players that you can sell on for profit. Get some assets. That’s what we’re lacking. I just want to see us improve.”

A small group of Rovers fans have made their feelings known ahead of the game.

They gathered outside the East Stand and unveiled banners before moving to a position outside the West Stand.

The weather did not play ball - with protestors later having to shelter from a huge downpour.

Some of those banners read:

Rovers fans unveil banners protesting about the running of the club. Rovers fans unveil banners protesting about the running of the club.
Rovers fans unveil banners protesting about the running of the club. | ugc

“Self-sustaining, self-relegating, love the team, hate the regime”

“8 years as owner, lies upon lies, get out of our club before it dies”

“No ambition, no investment, no hope, support the team not the regime”

“Sack the board, we want our club back”