Doncaster Rovers 4 Bristol Rovers 1 - player ratings

Doncaster Rovers recorded an impressive 4-1 win over Bristol Rovers.
STAR PERFORMER: Winger Jon Taylor had a hand in two goals and scored oneSTAR PERFORMER: Winger Jon Taylor had a hand in two goals and scored one
STAR PERFORMER: Winger Jon Taylor had a hand in two goals and scored one

The home side played some wonderful fluent football in their victory, and ought to have scored more goals.

Chief football writer Stuart Rayner runs the rule of the individual performers.

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Josef Bursik – did not have much to do, despite Bristol Rovers threatening on the counter-attack and at set-pieces 6

Brad Halliday – another who was not overworked 6

Tom Anderson – two assists and a proper centre-back's injury he played through 7

Joe Wright – solid display and poached a goal too 7

Reece James – got forward well from the left 7

Ben Whiteman – a quality performer in central midfield 8

Madger Gomes – yet another goal for the midfielder 7

Jon Taylor – made two goals and scored another 8

Taylor Richards – lovely composure to score Doncaster's third 7

Jason Lokilo – at the heart of much of his team's best first-half play, he almost scored from a tight angle too and it was a pity he did not reappear for the second half 7

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Tyreece John-Jules – very good display only tainted by some late indecision 7.


James Coppinger (for Lokilo, 46) – showed his quality in making Taylor's goal 7

Cameron John (for Richards, 72) – came on to protect the lead 6

Fejiri Okenabirhie (for Taylor, 88) – missed a good stoppage-time chance 5

Not used: Jones, Amos, Williams, Butler.

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