LiveRECAP: Peterborough United 2 Doncaster Rovers 2 - Rovers fightback frustrates promotion-chasing Posh

Doncaster Rovers fought back from two goals down to earn an unlikely point at Peterborough United and prevent Darren Ferguson’s side sealing promotion to the Championship.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 6:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 9:48 pm
London Road, home of Peterborough United. Photo: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Goals from Joe Ward and Sammie Szmodics had the home side firmly in the driving seat by the midway point in the first half.

But Fejiri Okenabirhie halved the deficit after 38 minutes with a smart finish from distance.

Substitute Taylor Richards then tapped home an equaliser just before the hour mark and both teams went close to finding a winner during a

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tempestuous second half.

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Peterborough United 2 Doncaster Rovers 2

Last updated: Tuesday, 27 April, 2021, 21:44

GOAL: Ward (10), Szmodics (23), Okenabirhie (38), Richards (59)

PETERBOROUGH: Bursik, Butler (Burrows 81), Thompson, Beevers, Kent, Taylor, Clarke-Harris, Dembele, Reed (Hamilton 81), Szmodics, Ward. Subs: Gyollai, Eisa, Jones, Kanu, Mason.

ROVERS: Jones; Wright, Anderson, Butler, Horton; Lokilo, Smith, James, Sims (Richards 46); Okenabirhie, Bogle (John-Jules 62). Subs: Bottomley, Bostock, Amos, Greaves, Blythe.

REFEREE: Scott Oldham

9.45pm I hate to do this...

...but tonight was a massive case of ‘what if’ from a Rovers perspective.

Where was that fight, that composure, that quality over the last three months?

It is a massively impressive fight back to earn a really good point. But you just cannot help being frustrated.

And it finishes 2-2.

Rovers indeed spoil the promotion party.

FOUR minutes

Frankie Kent is booked for Peterborough after a massively late challenge on Jason Lokilo. Could easily have been red.

The ball rolls through to Jason Lokilo on the edge of the box and he spoons it well over the bar.

84mins Another good save

Louis Jones brilliantly gets across to keep out Joe Ward’s free kick from 25 yards.

79mins Another good chance

Taylor Richards draws another good save from Josef Bursik with a low drive on the angle.

78mins Another good chance

Another good attack from Rovers. The ball is fed out to Taylor Richards who cuts inside and fires on goal, drawing a superb save from Josef Bursik. Tyreece John-Jules follows up but hooks over the bar.

76min Wonderful save

A stunning save from Louis Jones who somehow keeps out a smashed volley from Mark Beevers from close range. Brilliant from the young keeper.

73mins High and wide

Matt Smith lashes a shot into the stand behind the goal. This game is anyone’s now.

Joe Ward strikes a first time effort narrowly wide after a layoff from Jonson Clarke-Harris, who had been left in acres of space

Jason Lokilo has been absolutely superb this evening and almost grabbed the goal to put Rovers ahead.

A quite stunning ball over the top from Matt Smith is latched onto by the Belgian who strikes first time, drawing a decent save from Josef Bursik.

59mins GGGGGOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!! ROVERS!!

TAYLOR RICHARDS LEVELS THE SCORES!

More superb work from Jason Lokilo on the right. He cuts inside and lays off to Richards who fires in.

Rovers have fought back from the depths of despair in this game and have the hosts rattled!

Great counterattack from Rovers. Taylor Richards plays a great diagonal into Fej Okenabirhie who moves it on to Jason Lokilo.

Lokilo cuts inside and eventually feeds it across to Richards who drills a low effort wide of the far post.

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