RECAP: 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.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 12:00 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th March 2021, 5:01 pm
Stadium MK. Photo: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

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, 15:55

John Bostock curls a free kick over the bar from a good position

62min Here comes Okenabirhie

The striker is about to come on

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.

And it’s for the hosts. Louis Thompson powers forward and lashes a shot on the angle which Louis Jones tips over the bar.

3.50pm Not great, good goalkeeping and glimmers of threat

It’s goalless at half time here at Stadium:mk - and Louis Jones has played a big part in that.

The academy graduate has produced half a dozen excellent saves to keep out MK Dons, who have certainly enjoyed a strong element of control in this game.

It’s not been great from Rovers in possession but have shown some threat on the break, particularly down the right.

There’s improvement to be had, certainly.

3.47pm That’s the break

TWO minutes

Daniel Harvie cuts inside and lashes a shot which rattles off the far post. The ball rolls across the goalline with Jones racing after it, before producing a brilliant block at his near post.

From the subsequent corner, Jones is the hero again, batting away a low shot through a crowd of bodies from Will Grigg.

Reece James drills well over the bar from 25 yards. More decent build up play from Rovers but found it difficult to hit the space in the final third.

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