LiveRECAP: MK Dons 1 Doncaster Rovers 0: Rovers drop out of top six as poor run continues
Doncaster Rovers dropped out of the League One play-off positions after losing at MK Dons.
Daniel Harvie’s deflected effort in the 76th minute saw Rovers lose on the road again and extend their win-less run to five games, allowing Portsmouth and Blackpool to leapfrog them in table.
RECAP the game in our blog below.
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MK Dons 1 Doncaster Rovers 0
Last updated: Saturday, 27 March, 2021, 17:00
GOAL: Harvie (76)
MK: Fisher; O’Hara, Darling, Jules; Harvie, O’Riley, Surman (Laird 67), McEachran, Sorinola (Jerome 67); Fraser (Thompson 29); Grigg (Brown 83). Subs: Nicholls, Lewington, Mason.
ROVERS: Jones; Halliday, Wright (John 80), Anderson, Horton (Gomes 80); Bostock (Robertson 80), James; Lokilo, Richards, Coppinger (Okenabirhie 64); Bogle. Subs: Balcombe, Amos, Greaves.
REF: Joshua Smith
So, Rovers cannot shake themselves back into winning ways. And while there was an improvement in the second half, it was still far from the level we know Rovers can be capable of reaching. They were flat at times, sloppy in possession and lacked the incisiveness in the final third to truly threaten when they did see more of the ball.
This run grows more worrying with Rovers continuing to slide - and they are finally out of the top six.
4.54pm All over - and another defeat
Rovers slip to a 1-0 defeat at stadium:mk
4.49pm ADDED TIME
Jason Lokilo draws a simple save from Andrew Fisher. He’d worked the space well but the effort was tame.
80mins Triple switch
Cameron John replaces Joe Wright with Scott Robertson on for Branden Horton and Madger Gomes on for John Bostock.
James goes to left back with Gomes and Robertson in the sitting roles.
79mins Injury blow
Joe Wright is forced off through injury, with Cameron John to come on.
76min GOAL MK Dons
Daniel Harvie drives in from 15 yards, with the ball looking to go straight through Jones’ hands.
The Rovers keeper looked to have been unsighted as the shot was taken.
A blow for Rovers.
72min Certainly been better
There has been an improvement in the second half from Rovers and they have seen better of the ball in advanced areas.
It could go any way from here.
James Coppinger is replaced by Fejiri Okenabirhie
63min Poor free kick
John Bostock curls a free kick over the bar from a good position
62min Here comes Okenabirhie
The striker is about to come on
52min Big chance
Some proper threat from Rovers. Taylor Richards won the ball midway through the MK Dons half, powered forward and found Omar Bogle. The striker laid off to Jason Lokilo, who struggled to get a shot away and eventually saw his effort blocked before drilling over the bar from the rebound.
46min Early chance
And it’s for the hosts. Louis Thompson powers forward and lashes a shot on the angle which Louis Jones tips over the bar.