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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Colin Daniel (56')
  • Tommy Rowe (43', 70')

Tommy Rowe hits double as Doncaster end Blackpool's six-game unbeaten home run

Doncaster claimed their first away win since December as Tommy Rowe's brace secured a 2-1 Good Friday victory over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.
Rowe opened the scoring two minutes before half-time and then grabbed a 70th-minute winner after Colin Daniel had restored parity, sealing a win which moved Rovers nine points clear of the relegation zone and ended the Seasiders' six-game unbeaten home run.
The first half was a scrappy affair until Rowe livened things up with the game's first goal on 43 minutes. A smart team move found the midfielder 20 yards out and his deflected strike looped over Joe Lumley and into the back of the net.
Gary Bowyer's side almost responded five minutes after the interval but Marko Marosi did superbly to tip Armand Gnanduillet's header over the bar.
The hosts did equalise 11 minutes after the restart when Jay Spearing's pinpoint cross-field ball found Daniel, who beat Marosi at his near post from 12 yards.
But they were not back on level terms for long as Doncaster swiftly retook the the lead thanks to a superb free-kick routine.
James Coppinger looked to be taking it, with John Marquis and Rowe standing in front of the ball, but Marquis tapped it to Rowe, who fired into the bottom corner.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 16 +19 35
3 Peterborough United 17 +11 33
4 Barnsley 16 +15 31
5 Luton Town 17 +8 29
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Accrington Stanley 17 +2 28
8 Coventry City 17 +2 28
9 Blackpool 16 +3 25
10 Doncaster Rovers 17 +1 25
11 Walsall 17 -5 25
12 Fleetwood Town 17 +5 23
13 Southend United 17 -1 23
14 Burton Albion 16 0 21
15 Wycombe Wanderers 17 -1 21
16 Rochdale 17 -9 20
17 Gillingham 17 -3 18
18 Shrewsbury Town 17 -4 18
19 Scunthorpe United 17 -11 18
20 Bristol Rovers 17 0 17
21 Oxford United 17 -7 15
22 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 17 -15 11
24 Bradford City 17 -19 10