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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Dominic Samuel (87')
  • John Marquis (46')
  • James Coppinger (67' PEN)
  • Alfie May (82')

Doncaster ease to Ewood Park victory

A rampant second-half display from Doncaster earned them a 3-1 victory over Blackburn at Ewood Park.
Tony Mowbray's men were the architects of their own downfall, gifting John Marquis an opener, conceding a second from the penalty spot and a calamitous goalkeeping error resulted in a third.
A consolation goal for Dominic Samuel could not lift spirits.
After enjoying the majority of possession, Blackburn gifted an opener to the visitors in the first minute after the interval as Elliott Ward failed to control a simple pass and Marquis ran clear to slot home.
Charlie Mulgrew brought down James Coppinger in the area midway through the half and the Doncaster captain fired the resulting penalty straight down the middle.
Tommy Rowe and Ben Gladwin both saw efforts well saved but Alfie May slotted a third into an empty net after goalkeeper David Raya inexplicably headed a long ball straight to him.
Samuel headed in his first goal for Rovers shortly afterwards but Doncaster claimed their first-ever win at Ewood Park.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Blackburn Rovers 34 +29 69
2 Shrewsbury Town 34 +19 68
3 Wigan Athletic 31 +39 66
4 Rotherham United 34 +19 62
5 Scunthorpe United 35 +12 57
6 Plymouth Argyle 35 +1 53
7 Charlton Athletic 33 +2 51
8 Bradford City 34 -3 50
9 Portsmouth 35 -2 49
10 Peterborough United 33 +8 47
11 Gillingham 35 0 46
12 Bristol Rovers 34 -3 46
13 Southend United 33 -9 44
14 Doncaster Rovers 35 -1 42
15 Oxford United 34 -2 42
16 Blackpool 34 -2 42
17 Walsall 33 -4 41
18 AFC Wimbledon 34 -9 38
19 Northampton Town 35 -22 38
20 Fleetwood Town 34 -11 37
21 Oldham Athletic 33 -12 36
22 Milton Keynes Dons 34 -15 32
23 Bury 34 -22 29
24 Rochdale 30 -12 26