Latest news
March 21, 2018
Rovers 2 Bradford City 0
Going in to Monday evening's televised game, both sides hardly had an impressive recent track record, and many may have wondered why Sky Sports selected this game for their attention.
Rovers started with the same eleven that played at Southend just over a week earlier, and dominated the first half, with two thirds of the possession without having anything to show for it by the interval. In fact, on the rare forays forward, it was the visitors that looked the more dangerous, and fans would have been hoping that that lack of killer instinct by Rovers would not be costly.
At times the need to keep possession seemed to slow down the Rovers attacks too much, when a simple cross into the box may have yielded dividends, but Rovers continued in their own style - yet when the deadlock was broken, it turned out to be the accurate cross into the middle that got the goal. A superb cross in from the right by Niall Mason, combined with John Marquis evading his marker, allowed the Rovers number nine to power home a header from six yards that left the Bradford keeper helpless.
With the Sky Sports commentators mentioning on numerous occasions how vulnerable Rovers were in the closing minutes of games, the score remained at 1-0 and even though Bradford did not cause any serious problems, there was always the "what if" thought in the back of the mind.
But it turned out to be Rovers who got the injury-time goal, with Rovers breaking swiftly down the left from a Bradford attack, with Marquis away down the right and unmarked - and another pinpoint pass by Mason found Marquis, who powered his way into the penalty area before shooting the ball through the keeper's legs from a narrow angle to score.
The win puts Rovers seven points ahead of the bottom four, and while it may be too late to dream of anything more than survival this season, at least the nerves for the last few matches will be a little calmer now.
The "Man of the Match" voting is now open. If you would like to take part, please click on the logo to the left.
March 21, 2018
What the managers said
Darren Ferguson paid tribute to the discipline of his players as they bagged a valuable three points at the Keepmoat Stadium on Monday evening.
He said to Sky Sports after the game:"It was all about winning the game and giving yourself a foundation. Our concentration and communication was very good and it was a good team effort. The two goals were really high quality it they won us the game. "[Marquis] has obviously not scored as many goals as last season but that was always going to be difficult for him. His performances haven't dipped, he's been excellent for us and he's a real catalyst for the team. I thought he was outstanding tonight and the two goals were clinical."
He added: "It was all about the result, nothing else. It’s the business end of the season, that is what it’s about. At this stage of the season there is a lot riding on the games. It’s all about finding a way of winning games and that is what we did."
New Bradford boss Simon Grayson was disappointed with the lack of threat his side posed in the second half, saying: "First half we played very well and created some decent chances, but we didn't take them. Second half we were the complete opposite and didn't do the same things we did first half. We didn't ask enough questions of Doncaster's defenders or put enough balls into the box. We were too open and it probably sums up the club this season, good parts and then poor parts. We stopped doing the basics, winning battles and making sure Marquis doesn't get a free header in the box."
He added: "When the first goal goes in, it does knock your confidence. But the only way to restore that is to have the inner belief that you are good players. We’re giving them as much encouragement to go and perform as anybody. We’re telling them to enjoy themselves and express themselves. But you’ve got to keep doing the basics right. Why change the game plan that we had worked so well first half? We were really solid and limited them to nothing and looked ever so good going forward. Then we conceded the goal and stopped doing the same things. We didn’t ask enough questions of their back four, we didn’t put enough balls in the box."
March 21, 2018
Match highlights

Highlights of Monday evening's match against Bradford City are now available on the Sky Sports web site.
To view them, please click on their logo to the left.

March 21, 2018
Manager interviews

Videos of the post-match interviews with both managers are currently available on the Sky Sports web site.
To view them, please click on the relevant club badge to the left.
March 21, 2018
Youth team 5 Lincoln City 1
Doncaster Rovers won in style on Saturday as they brushed past Lincoln City at Cantley Park.
Rovers pressed forward from the whistle, and after a bright start, took the lead in the 20th minute as a precise pass found James Morris, who calmly fired the ball into the net.
However, Lincoln drew level when James Hugo headed home from a free kick, but Rovers had the last laugh in the first half as Scattergood volleyed home on the stroke of half time.
Rovers took command of the game when they made it 3-1 soon after half time with a goal from Boocock, which was followed by James Fletcher free kick from 25 yards.
The scoring was wrapped up as Myron Gibbons fought off the challenge from two defenders to score.