Ratings - How Doncaster Rovers players fared at Crewe

HERE are the Doncaster Rovers player ratings for the League One game at Crewe Alexandra

Crewe's Tom Lowery shields the ball in front of Doncaster Rovers' Brad Halliday. Picture: PA.

Jones: Crewe forced a number of first half corners, but the Thorne lad was protected well enough. A good save to keep out Beckles' header, but beaten soon after in the second half and had little chance. 6

Halliday: Crewe were dangerous down their left with their quick play and movement and the full-back had to dig in as Crewe pressed. 6

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Wright: Kirk was a lively customer and Mandron put himself about. Kept busy. 6

Anderson: Assigned with holding the back line together amid a fair bit of pressure at spells. 6

James: Had Rovers' best attacking moments in the first half and again showed his eye for a chance. Booked for blocking dangerman Kirk in second half and hobbled off the field after coming off second best. Worrying. 7

Smith: A couple of sloppy moments in the first period and one perhaps should have led to an opener from Murphy. 5

Bostock: Could not dictate with Crewe playing at a high tempo. Came off with what appeared to be a problem early in the second half. 5

Coppinger: Some nice touches and worked hard without the ball when Crewe pushed Rovers back. Nearly caught Crewe keeper Richards out with a free-kick. 7

T Richards: Showed glimpses of quality, none moreso when he slipped in James on the half-hour mark. Not much alongside him and Coppinger. Pushed up front in second half. 6

Lokilo: His early corner went into the net, but it was ruled out for an infringement. 5

Gomes: Handed a start up front and his work-rate could not be faulted. But it was a thankless task at times. 5

Substitutes: Robertson (Bostock 45). Booked in the second half and could not turn the tide. 6

Sims (Gomes 60), 6.

John (James 64) Some decent contributions and had a couple of chances. 7

Not used: Balcombe, Williams, Greaves, Horton.