LiveRECAP: Oxford United 3 Doncaster Rovers 0: Horrendous night brings heavy defeat

A triple first half blast saw Doncaster Rovers slump to a heavy defeat at Oxford United.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 9:09 pm
Oxford United v Doncaster Rovers

Recap the events of the evening on the blog service below.

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Oxford United 3 Doncaster Rovers 0

Last updated: Tuesday, 16 March, 2021, 21:37

GOAL: Taylor (18, 41), Shodipo (44)

OXFORD: Stevens; Hanson, Moore, Atkinson, Ruffels; Kelly (Grayson 76), Gorrin, Brannagan (Sykes 76); Shodipo (Hall 84), Taylor (Agyei 76), Barker (Lee 60). Subs: Eastwood, Chambers-Parillon.

ROVERS: Jones; Halliday, Wright, Anderson, Amos (Horton 62); Smith, Greaves (Gomes 62); Coppinger (Williams 73), Richards, Simoes (Lokilo 57); Okenabirhie. Subs: Balcombe, Blythe, John.

REF: Ben Toner (Lancashire)

Horrible, and another big blow to the confidence

It started brightly but quickly went downhill and by half time it was done and dusted.

Architects of their own downfall in the first half, they lacked the attacking quality to fire Rovers back into the game.

An awful one and more concerns raised.

A heavy defeat for Rovers

Fejiri Okenabirhie fires well over on the turn after a knockdown by Branden Horton

FIVE minutes.

Cheers ref

Dan Agyei powers forward and drives a low shot narrowly wide, grazing the post.

84min A decent shot!

Madger Gomes stings the palms of Jack Stevens with a shot from 25 yards after a lay off. That;s about as good as it’s got for Rovers tonight

Taylor Richards shoots from distance but it’s easy for Jack Stevens in the Oxford goal

Matt Smith feeds into Fejiri Okenabirhie hut he blasts well over the bar

Dan Agyei fires narrowly wide from the edge of the area for Oxford

Ed Williams replaces James Coppinger

62min Double switch

Madger Gomes replaces AJ Greaves while Branden Horton is on for his league debut in place of Danny Amos

AJ Greaves has left the pitch. Rovers are preparing to send on Madger Gomes with Branden Horton also set to come on.

AJ Greaves is down now and receiving treatment. Rovers really can’t lose any more to injury

Jason Lokilo replaces Elliot Simoes

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