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  • English League 1
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • The Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance: 6,373
DoncasterDoncastervColchesterColchester
1
  • Cotterill, 84
0

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Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Colchester United 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Colchester United 0.

90+5 mins:Gavin Massey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+4 mins:Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

90+4 mins:James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Foul by Andrew Bond (Colchester United).

90+3 mins:James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Foul by Brian Wilson (Colchester United).

90+3 mins:James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

90 mins:Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

89 mins:Foul by Michael Rose (Colchester United).

89 mins:Paul Quinn (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Corner, Doncaster Rovers.

87 mins:Substitution, Colchester United. George Porter replaces Dominic Samuel.

87 mins:Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Husband replaces David Cotterill.

87 mins:Foul by Michael Rose (Colchester United).

87 mins:James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Foul by Josh Thompson (Colchester United).

85 mins:Iain Hume (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

84 mins:David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84 mins:Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Colchester United 0. David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

77 mins:Substitution, Colchester United. Andrew Bond replaces Kemal Izzet.

74 mins:Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester United).

74 mins:Lee Fowler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Foul by Iain Hume (Doncaster Rovers).

72 mins:Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Substitution, Colchester United. Jack Compton replaces Drey Wright.

67 mins:Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Lee Fowler replaces Emile Sinclair.

67 mins:Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Kyle Bennett.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

61 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

59 mins:Corner, Doncaster Rovers.

59 mins:Attempt blocked. Iain Hume (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

58 mins:Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

56 mins:Attempt missed. Iain Hume (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

52 mins:Attempt saved. Iain Hume (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

51 mins:Foul by Kemal Izzet (Colchester United).

51 mins:Iain Hume (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Foul by David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers).

50 mins:Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Foul by Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers).

47 mins:Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Foul by Kemal Izzet (Colchester United).

47 mins:David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 0, Colchester United 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Colchester United 0.

45 mins:Offside, Colchester United. Dominic Samuel tries a through ball, but Dominic Samuel is caught offside.

44 mins:Foul by David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers).

44 mins:Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Offside, Colchester United. Marcus Bean tries a through ball, but Marcus Bean is caught offside.

42 mins:Foul by Paul Quinn (Doncaster Rovers).

42 mins:Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Attempt missed. Dave Syers (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

36 mins:Offside, Colchester United. Dominic Samuel tries a through ball, but Dominic Samuel is caught offside.

33 mins:Attempt missed. Dominic Samuel (Colchester United) header from the right side of the box is too high.

30 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Rose.

27 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Dominic Samuel (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Brian Wilson.

12 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

12 mins:Attempt saved. Kemal Izzet (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

11 mins:Attempt blocked. Dave Syers (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

8 mins:Attempt missed. Marcus Bean (Colchester United) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Brian Wilson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

3 mins:Foul by Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers).

3 mins:Dominic Samuel (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Offside, Colchester United. Dominic Samuel tries a through ball, but Dominic Samuel is caught offside.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • The Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance: 6,373
DoncasterDoncastervColchesterColchester
1
  • Cotterill, 84
0

match report

David Cotterill's superb solo strike saw Doncaster move level on points with Tranmere at the top of League One with a 1-0 win over Colchester.

Cotterill's 10th goal of the season was one of his best, breaking the deadlock six minutes from time with a mazy run and curling finish to send Rovers second in the table.

It was rough luck on Colchester, who crashed to their eighth successive defeat despite looking the better side for large parts of the game.

Doncaster were not at their best and struggled to string their passes together as the visitors controlled the game in midfield.

Dominic Samuel and Drey Wright went close for Colchester before new loan signing Emile Sinclair threatened with a shot on the turn at the other end.

Rovers were second best in the first half but they began to step up the pace after the interval with the hard working Iain Hume having a close-range shot saved and another effort blocked in quick succession.

The hosts were rewarded for their persistence when Cotterill produced a flash of inspiration with a brilliantly-taken goal in the 84th minute, dribbling past a defender before curling a shot into the roof of the net.

team line-up

33Gary Woods
5Rob Jones
16Jamie McCombe
14Thomas Spurr
2Paul Quinn
30Paul Keegan
6Dave Syers
11David Cotterill87
18Emile Sinclair67
23Kyle Bennett67
17Iain Hume

substitutes

20James Harper
21Lee Fowler67
19Andy Griffin
13Jonathan Maxted
26James Coppinger67
4Shelton Martis
3James Husband87

referee

Richard Clark

team line-up

1Mark Cousins
3Michael Rose
40Josh Thompson
4Magnus Okuonghae
20Brian Wilson
30Drey Wright69
15Marcus Bean
10Kemal Izzet77
22Anthony Wordsworth
12Dominic Samuel87
21Gavin Massey

substitutes

33Jack Compton69
35Carl Pentney
11Freddie Sears
39George Porter87
6Matthew Heath
14Andrew Bond77
9Clinton Morrison

referee

Richard Clark

match stats

possession %5049
shots on target21
shots off target37
corners25
tackles won00
offsides04