FC United of Manchester 1 Doncaster Rovers 5 - player ratings

Doncaster Rovers laid on an exhibition for the television viewers at FC United of Manchester.
OUTSTANDING: Two-goal Josh SimsOUTSTANDING: Two-goal Josh Sims
OUTSTANDING: Two-goal Josh Sims

The plan would have been for the Northern Premier League side to pull off an FA Cup first-round shock but Doncaster Rovers were in no mood to oblige.

Chief football writer Stuart Rayner rates the individual performers.

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Louis Jones – a quiet night out in Manchester for the goalkeeper 6

Brad Halliday – two assists as he gave Doncaster an attacking thrust down the right 7

Tom Anderson – one raking pass apart, he had little opportunity to show what he can do 6

Joe Wright – another who was not very involved 6

Reece James – his mistake led to the FC goal 5

Ben Whiteman – a goal to embellish his lovely passing 8

Matt Smith – his passing from a deep midfield position was the game's highlight 8

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Ed Williams – Doncaster were very dangerous down his side in the first half 6

James Coppinger – scored a goal and did not look out of place alongside his energetic, youthful team-mates 7

Josh Sims – the usual high-quality performance and two goals for the on-loan winger 7

Feijiri Okenabirhie – another goal for the young centre-forward to set the ball rolling 7


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Jason Lokilo (for Williams, 57) – kept the tempo up from the bench 6

Cameron John (for Sims, 66) – headed against the bar late on 6

Liam Ravenhill (for Coppinger, 81) – made his debut 6.

Not used: Bursik, Amos, Butler, Blythe.

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